Thursday, August 11, 2011

Homemade diaper rash cream

Since I cloth diaper my babies, we don't really have diaper rash problems.  On the rare occasions we did but I never knew just what to do.  I would normally switch them over to disposable for a few days until the rash was gone.  The reason why is you are not suppose to use traditional rash creams with cloth.  Rash creams form a water proof barrier that will hurt the cloth diaper. 

Capri came down with a diaper rash two days ago.  Rather than pulling out a tube of chemicals, I mean rash cream I made my own.  This is a natural cream that smells amazing so I thought I would share! (Keep in mind this is not just a diaper rash cream.  It is great on many different rashes or irritations). 
.75 oz beeswax
4.5 oz coconut oil
1 tbs zinc oxide

FYI- zinc oxide -is an earth mineral that is non-irritating, non-allergenic, and is a common ingredient in rash ointments and sunscreens


First I melted down the beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler.  Then I blended with a wooden spoon the zinc in until fully blended.

Pour into any container you want to use.  Rash cream will be ready in just a few hours.

That's it!  Homemade does not have to be hard or time consuming!

Where to find these products?  Here are just some ideas-
Beeswax - local http://www.soapsalon.net/  or http://www.glorybeefoods.com/gbf/Shop_ProductDetail.cfm?PC=&PSC=0&P=22575&Product_Name=beeswax,
Coconut Oil - local http://www.soapsalon.net/ or http://www.glorybeefoods.com/gbf/Shop_List.cfm?Token=75.45.106.44:{ts_2011-08-12_00:24:25}-962118
Zinc Oxide -  here http://www.amazon.com/Zinc-Oxide-Powder-Quality-Resealable/dp/B003IGOL8U or http://www.hardlotion.com/diy-hard-lotion-kit/

4 comments:

Lisa said...

This is great and I am totally starting to get into the whole mind set of not putting harsh chemicals and stuff anywhere near me or my children. But where the heck do you buy those ingredients in the rash cream?!?!?

Homemade Addictions said...

Great question. I just added links to some places local and online to purchase. Good luck!

Rhea said...

This seems like a great recipe! I made it and when it first started cooling down, it had a lovely texture. But after sitting overnight, it was very hard. How could I soften it? I'd like to remelt it and add something--maybe olive oil, or sweet almond oil. Any suggestions? Or what did I do wrong?
Thanks!

Homemade Addictions said...

During the winter I would modify it slightly.
- add .5 beeswax and a bit less zinc oxide so that it's not too hard at room temperature.

I made some during the summer and still have it. Even though during the winter it firms up, it still works just fine.

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