It has been my goal to become a chemical- free home for a long time, and this homemade diaper rash cream is one of my favorites for my little guy. My older son barely ever needed it, but my toddler’s skin is so sensitive, and I was going through a tube in about two weeks. So I decided making my own would be less costly, and would expose him to even less chemicals and toxins (Read why non-nano zinc oxide is safest).
For reducing chemicals on baby’s skin, you can also make these DIY Wool Dryer Balls so that you don’t have to use dryer sheets or fabric softeners that might irritate your baby’s skin. We also make our own homemade baby wipes to save even more money and reduce chemicals that touch our son’s skin. This Homemade Moisturizer can also be used on baby’s skin as well. You may also want to think about getting started with cloth diapers.
How to Make Homemade Diaper Rash Cream
Ingredients & Supplies
- 1/4 C Shea Butter
- 3-4 tsp. non-nano zinc oxide powder (you can find it here)
- 3 Tbs. coconut oil
- 4 drops lavender essential oil + 2 drops of Gentle Babies (If you do not have Gentle Babies, just use 6 drops of lavender)
- 2 drops German Chamomile
- 1 drop Cypress
- 1 drop Melrose (If you do not have all of these essential oils, just use lavender)
- 4 oz. canning jar or another small glass jar.
1. Melt shea butter over medium heat in a double boiler, then add coconut oil and let it melt as well. Stir until blended well.
2. Remove from heat and add essential oils and zinc oxide.
3. Place in the fridge to help it set up faster (we will this with all of our essential oil balms and mixtures).
4. Any items made with essential oils should be stored in glass containers since they will eat through plastic over time.
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