By Angela Parker, Contributing Writer
Cloth diaper safe!
As much as I would love to be the perfect mom… I am not. I try to change diapers quickly during the day. During the night, I get lazy and don’t change a diaper unless it is leaky.
I love cloth diapers. I cloth diapered Aidalyn (my oldest) until she was 2 and now I’m cloth diapering Annaleigh (my 8-month-old). Using cloth diapers can reduce the chance of diaper rashes (at least in my experience). Saying that, rashes still happen : /
It is still nice to have an easy and simple cloth diaper safe Diaper Rash Cream recipe.
Two Ingredient Diaper Rash Cream
Get about 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil.
Add in 5-10 drops of Patchouli essential oil.
Rub on booty.
Rub on your hands. Smell. Smile… okay that’s just what I do : ) (You can skip this step)
I keep in a little container with a lid. I use 1/4 teaspoon or so each diaper change (or as needed).
Why These Ingredients?
I am in love with essential oils. They are easy to use and all natural. They smell wonderful as well!
I choose Patchouli for this diaper rash cream because:
A) I liked how it smelled
B) Patchouli is good for skin irritation.
C) I was getting bored with Lavender
I use coconut oil because:
Coconut oil is antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, calming and moisturizing… and Cloth diaper safe (Yay!)
Other essential oils to try:
Lavender is great for skin and calming rashes – this is what I normally use for diaper rash creams.
Tea Tree oil is great if Yeast is expected since it is antifungal.
Chamomile oil is also calming.
More About Essential Oils
Read more about About Essential Oil Safety
Read more about Top 5 Essential Oils for Babies
More Homemade Baby Care Recipes
Natural baby rash balm and baby powder recipe from Mommy Potamus
7 Natural Homemade Baby care Recipes from Wellness Mama
Lavender Diaper Rash Cream from Elephant Journal
What type of diaper rash cream do you use on your babies?
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