When my Emma was an infant she had GERD something fierce. It still bothers her occasionally to this day, but back then it was an everyday, all day fight for us. Needless to say, we had issues with her getting a diaper rash if we didn’t immediately get her dirty diaper changed and I do mean immediately. Luckily, by the time she was 6 weeks old, we had it all figured out including a prescription to help. Diaper rash is one of those things that happens to almost every baby and most of the time it isn’t because a soiled diaper has been left on for too long. Its one of those things that when it happens to your baby, you want to get it taken care of quickly because it is so painful for them.
If you’re like me, taking care of the issue doesn’t involve commercial creams with ingredients you can’t pronounce. This homemade lavender diaper rash cream will do the job just as well as the commercial stuff (if not better), is all natural, will heal the rash and any other issues while keeping your little one calm at the same time. We didn’t have this recipe when Em was a tiny one, but I sure wish we had.
If you’re not familiar with it’s properties, lavender is great for more than just trouble sleeping. In fact, one of its healing properties is with skin irritations like a rash or burn (even acne!). That’s why it make so much sense to use it in a diaper rash cream or really any type of first aid cream that you might make! Plus the Shea and cocoa butter in this will help moisturize and help the lavender heal even more so. Just as a side note, this will also help burns like sunburn or if you accidentally burn yourself on the stove.
Homemade Lavender Diaper Rash Cream
If you’re looking for a baby shower gift, this makes a fantastic addition to a gift basket! I like to make up a jar or two of this then add the free baby samples that I get HERE and call it good! I score an awesome gift basket for just a few bucks! Wanna know the best part about this natural recipe? You make it right in the jar! No messy pots and pans to deal with!
You will need:
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp. beeswax pellets
- 1 T. shea butter
- 12 drops lavender essential oil
- 4 oz. mason jar with lid and ring
Combine the Shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil in your mason jar.
Pop in the microwave and heat in 30 second increments until fully melted. Make sure you give it a good stir after each time to mix it well.
Once it’s fully melted, let it cool for 5 minutes then stir in the lavender oil. Make sure you mix it well. Let cool until almost firm then put the lid on it and store for up to a year! When you’re ready to use it, just give it a good stir to mix it back up and go! Easy peasy!
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