The birth of baby #4 has brought back nasty diaper rashes into my daily life. I’ve been trying to slowly switch out our personal care items for more natural options and so I decided to try making my own natural homemade diaper cream. Now that I have 4 kids, I’m definitely a little less “crunchy” than I used to be but making diaper cream seemed easy enough – and it was! I can’t guarantee that these are safe to use with cloth diapers because I haven’t used them at all with Eddie. Nope, I’m a cloth diaper drop out. I can’t even imagine attempting it this time around. But feel free to try it at your own risk!
I’ve tried making homemade items before like my 4 ingredient sugar scrub (still a favorite) and my orange peppermint lip scrub. The thing I love about these easy recipes is that they make the cutest little gifts! This would be perfect to include in a baby shower gift and looks so sweet in a tiny mason jar. And the best news is that it’s so inexpensive compared to the store bought version.
I’ve used this on my baby with no issues, especially for diaper rash prevention. Just smooth on a bit after each change. If you baby has a super nasty diaper rash, you probably need to try something a little stronger of course!
Here’s what you need:
Measure out about ½ cup of coconut oil. Whip the oil in an electric mixer for about 8 minutes. This will create a creamy texture. Stir in about 2 tablespoons of cornstarch into the whipped coconut oil. The cornstarch will help thicken up the mixture.
Poke a hole in 2 vitamin E capsules and squeeze the vitamin E into the coconut oil mixture. If desired, add a few drops of high quality lavender essential oil.
Spoon the mixture into a small mason jar to store. If the mixture is too thin, chill it in the refrigerator for a few hours to firm it back up. Add a pretty bow and a label for a great gift idea!
The mixture will start to solidify once the coconut oil has cooled down once again. Since you only need just a tiny bit, it’s actually the perfect consistency to put a small amount on your fingers to apply.
For another coconut oil homemade product, try my coconut oil hair mask!
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