This stuff is the best diaper rash cream on the planet. The bentonite clay aids in quick healing and the zinc oxide creates a moisture barrier for baby’s skin.
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I like to make my own diaper rash cream to avoid the harmful chemicals found in conventional brands.
The ingredients in this super simple cream are all natural and effective.
Our skin is our body’s largest organ, and chemicals that go on it actually make their way in.
Think about nicotine patches, and progesterone cream. They work, because the active, medicinal ingredient, absorb into the body.
I think sometimes we like to think that lotion, shampoo and cosmetic products are benign. Yes, they have bad stuff in them, but they just sit on top of the skin.
If only it were true.
The last thing I want to do is slather a chemical laden cream all over my baby’s rash-y bottom. This cream solves that problem.
But…does it actually work?
Yes, my friend, it most certainly does!
How is Bentonite clay healing for diaper rash?
Bentonite clay has amazing healing and detoxifying benefits. It absorbs moisture and removes toxins and impurities. It also fights bacteria.
Basically, its the bees knees for healing diaper rash.
Why add zinc oxide to this homemade diaper rash cream?
Zinc oxide is great for adding a barrier between the wet diaper and the skin. This gives the body a chance to heal on its own, without moisture and, other not so pleasant things, interfering with the process.
I wrote more about zinc oxide in my post on How to Make All Natural Sunscreen. Just like it provides a moisture barrier, it also creates a barrier between the sun and skin.
She butter, coconut oil and essential oils
The shea butter and coconut oil give this diaper cream a nice consistency, akin to the store bought creams you may be used to.
Lavender and Roman Chamomile essential oils are commonly used for their skin healing properties.
Is this diaper rash cream cloth diaper safe?
The answer to this question depends on who you ask.
Some people say zinc oxide is totally safe for cloth diapering. I, personally, would rather leave it out. I’m afraid it would put a moisture barrier on the diaper.
The bentonite clay is sufficient to heal rashes. If your baby has a really bad rash, it may be best to bust out the big guns and put him/her in a disposable for a few days.
We hardly ever deal with rashes, so I prefer to make the cream with all the ingredients, and use it sparingly.
*If your little one ever has a diaper rash that will not ago away for several days, you are most likely dealing with yeast. In this case, stop all other creams and fight the infection with anti-fungal cream and essential oils.
Diaper Rash Cream Ingredients
1/2 cup shea butter
4 tablespoons coconut oil
4 tablespoons zinc oxide
4 tablespoons bentonite clay
5 drops lavender and/or Roman Chamomile, essential oil
Diaper Rash Cream Process
- Add the shea butter and coconut oil to a double boiler. Heat until melted.
- Stir in the zinc oxide.
- Stir in the bentonite clay.
- Add the essential oil.
- Pour in a lidded mason jar.
It will keep for one year.
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The Best Diaper Rash Cream
This recipe for all natural diaper cream is simple and effective. With just five basic ingredients, shea butter, coconut oil, bentonite clay, zinc oxide and essential oils, it comes together in a flash.
- 1/2 cup shea butter
- 4 tbsp coconut oil
- 4 tbsp zinc oxide
- 4 tbsp bentonite clay
- 5 drops lavender or chamomile essential oil optional
Add the shea butter and coconut oil to a double boiler. Heat until melted.
Stir in the zinc oxide.
Stir in the bentonite clay.
Add the essential oil.
Store in a lidded mason jar, for up to one year.
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