So you are cloth diapering... everything has been going perfectly... until! You go to change your baby and there you see it, the horrible redness creeping around the edges of your little one's bum. You reach for the Desitin someone gave you at the baby shower, but WAIT! The instructions said not to use diaper creams! What do you do?
Fortunately, cloth diaper safe cream is very easy to make. I make a batch once a year and I use it on everything. Rug burns, sunburn, blisters, and of course, diaper rash.
Cloth Diaper Cream Ingredients
- 1/4 cup shea butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 Tablespoon beeswax pastilles
- 2 tablespoons zinc oxide powder (this can be optional)
- Optional: A few drops of lavender essential oil
OPTIONS: If your baby tends to just need a daily prevention cream you can eliminate the zinc. Zinc is what heals the rash quickly, so definitely use if your baby tends to have rashes.
- Mix shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax in a mason jar or glass bowl over a small saucepan with an inch of water. Bring water to a boil and melt the ingredients. I keep a mason jar just for making beauty products since it is difficult to clean dishes after making anything with beeswax or zinc oxide.
- Remove from heat and add Zinc Oxide and Essential Oil.
- Stir carefully as it starts to cool. Keep in mind, it will harden as it cools. You might want to use a stirrer you can throw away.
- Pour into a container you are going to use to store it and stir a few more times as it cools. I use a basic tupperware with lid you can find at a dollar store.
- Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months.
NOTE: You may find you need to experiment with the beeswax. Maybe the cream is too thick or too thin for your liking.
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