Looking for a natural homemade diaper rash cream that you can make yourself? This tutorial will help you make the best diaper rash cream out there!
The Best Homemade Diaper Rash Cream
Have you been making Homemade Lotion, Homemade Vaseline, Homemade Lip Balm, Homemade Shaving Cream, and other natural health and beauty products for yourself? I’ve been enjoying all my homemade goodies ever since we started making/using them. But what about natural products for baby?
He deserves the best too and if you are already making them for yourself, you will have most of the ingredients needed to make this best diaper rash cream for your little!
This recipe is cloth diaper approved (even for cheap cloth diapers!). It shouldn’t build up and if you are having problems with it you can run your diapers in a vinegar and baking soda wash to clean them up.
Ok, so a note…most recipes I’ve found for homemade diaper rash cream use zinc oxide. This is supposed to have antibacterial properties. I’m personally not 100% convinced on the safety of zinc oxide since it will be absorbed by the skin (and especially on my baby!) but I encourage you to do your own research on zinc oxide before you make a decision. If you do decide to add it to this recipe you will add 1 tablespoon per batch. The coconut oil in this recipe has antibacterial properties, either way you decide to go.
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Ingredients in Homemade Diaper Rash Cream
Shea Butter (Where to Buy)
Shea butter contains Vitamin A and Vitamin E. It also has proven anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. The healing qualities of Shea butter are due to the presence of several fatty acids and plant sterols, namely oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids. These oil-soluble components are nonsaponifiable, meaning they do not undergo saponification or convert to soap when introduced to an alkali. Shea butter possesses a significantly greater nonsaponifiable fraction than most other nut oils and fats, which lends the substance greater healing potential for the skin –InterBeautee
Beeswax (Where to Buy)
Beeswax has been proven to have anti-inflammatory effects, and also locks in moisture and helps to treat skin conditions such as rashes and eczema. There is an interesting article with more benefits here.
Put all of these things together and you have one powerful homemade diaper rash cream!
So with that note out of way, here is my recipe for the best homemade diaper rash cream.
The Best Homemade Diaper Rash Cream
What You Need:
- 1/2 cup Shea Butter (Where to Buy)
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil (Where to Buy)
- 1 tbsp. Beeswax (Where to Buy)
- 2 tbsp. Vegetable Glycerin (Where to Buy)
Remove from heat. Add in the vegetable glycerin.
With an electric mixer of some kind, beat until the mixture gets creamy.
Pour into a jar or container and let cool. The diaper rash cream will firm up a little more as it cools.
Tips and Tricks for Using Homemade Diaper Rash Cream
- The final product will be very thick, you only need to use a little bit at a time.
- I use a special saucepan that I got at a thrift store to make all my homemade lotions and creams just like this one. The beeswax is very difficult to scrub off so I don’t like to use my regular cooking pots and pans.
- You may not need to use some each time you are changing a diaper unless you have to use wipes.
- As I mentioned above, this recipe is cloth diaper safe.
- This homemade diaper rash cream can also be used as an all-purpose rash cream, it works great for healing many skin conditions!
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And that’s how you make the best homemade diaper rash cream! Are you going to try it? Read the comments below to see how awesome this cream really is!
This blog post on Homemade Diaper Rash Cream was originally posted on Little House Living in 2013. It has been updated as of December 2018.