This homemade non-toxic diaper rash cream is easy to make, cost effective, and works wonders! The coconut oil provides moisture and healing for the skin and the bentonite clay aids in quick healing! Don’t think this stuff is only for baby’s bottom! Use it all over the skin!
Changing diapers is unavoidable when it comes to having a new baby in the home. Like everything else in our home, we like to keep things as non-toxic and minimal as possible.
I recently shared our minimalist diapering essentials, how to fold cloth diaper inserts, and my non-toxic, DIY baby wipes.
We used each of these non-toxic baby tips/tricks with our first son and plan to continue with our second baby.
The problem with most creams and lotions
Our skin is our body’s largest organ, and chemicals that we lather on it, actually soak into our bodies.
Many people like to think that lotion, shampoo and cosmetic products are just going to sit on top of the skin. Many are fooled to believe that even though they may have some bad chemicals in them, they won’t hurt us because they are only on TOP of the skin!
If only it were true. The chronic health issues of our society would be must less.
Bentonite clay has amazing healing and detoxifying benefits for the skin. It absorbs moisture from wet bottoms and removes toxins and impurities.
It also helps fight bacteria and we all know some germy situations happen in a baby’s diaper!
I literally use coconut oil for EVERYTHING! Cooking of course, as a hair mask, makeup remover, shaving “cream,” face moisturizer, teeth whitener, lotion, and as a carrier oil in all of my essential oil mixtures!
It basically works wonders for it all!
In the diaper cream, it provides a barrier between the diaper and skin. It also gives this diaper cream a nice consistency similar to the store bought creams and lotions you may be used to.
Essential OIls- Optionals
I used Frankincense essential oil in this batch of diaper cream, but I have also used lavender, tea tree, and Roman Chamomile since they all have great skin healing properties.
The essential oils also make the cream smell divine!
IS this cream safe for cloth diapers?
We have never had any issues with the bentonite clay staining our cloth diaper inserts and have had great success with keeping our diapers minimally stained.
How to make Non-Toxic Diaper Rash Cream
Homemade Diaper Rash Cream
- hand or stand mixer
- 1/2 -1 cup coconut oil
- 1-2 TBSP Bentonite Clay
- 2-3 drop essential oils (Optional) Frankincense, lavender, tea tree, and roman chamomile are great options
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix well until a “whipped” consistency forms. I suggest starting with only 1/2 cup coconut oil and slowly adding more as needed. The consistency should be creamy like that of a store-bought lotion, but with no yucky chemicals!
- Store your homemade diaper cream in a glass mason jar for up to a year!
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