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DIY Diaper Rash Cream

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Those poor baby bottoms suffer quite a bit! Think about it: all that booty movement, chaffing, not to mention wearing relentless un-breathing diapers that make air circulation on sensitive parts a joke!

Enter in the life-changing diaper rash creme! This stuff is miraculous in that it can gently sooth angry red skin while healing it in the long run.

You can easily find the stuff at any pharmacy or supermarket, but the organic brands tend to cost a pretty penny. So why not make our own natural (and organic) baby butt paste?

In this instructable and with only a few ingredients, your baby and your purse will all have healthier bottoms!

Let's get started!

 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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For this creme, you will need:

3/4 cup coconut oil

Chamomile flower or chamomile tea bag (I couldn't find the flowers anywhere, so I just used 100% chamomile tea bags with no added caffeine. Same deal)

~.5 oz beeswax (I couldn't find beeswax anywhere, until I realized that some stores carry 100% beeswax candles, so I just used this minus the wick)

12 drops of lavender essential oil (you can also use tea tree oil)

Optional:

Arrowroot powder to thicken the consistency of the creme

Squeeze bottle for easy application

Step 2: Prep The Double Boiler

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I didn't actually have a double boiler, so I makeshifted by filling in a regular sauce pan with about a pint of water. Then I just hooked on a glass measuring cup unto the lip of the saucepan, and there you go, instant double boiler! Now the cream can heat up in the measuring cup because of the boiling water in the saucepan without the fear of it burning.

Step 3: Add in Coconut Oil & Tea Bag

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With my double boiler set, I added in the coconut oil and the chamomile tea bag. I let these two ingredients steep for 10 minutes, once a nice color began to set in because of the tea bag.

Coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer and skin healer, but its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties make it phenomenal in treating diaper rash, even if all by itself! Similarly, chamomile has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. What's not to love?

samcro1 month ago
would you assume that this is safe for cloth diapers? most conventional creams are not
Dan3023 months ago
awesome this stuff looks great when I get home I and my wife will make some for our rugrat