The Easiest Homemade Diaper Rash Cream


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!

How do you make homemade diaper rash cream? All you need is coconut oil, cornstarch, vitamin E capsules and essential oils. Mix the ingredients in a jar and then smooth it on your baby any time he or she has a rash. 

This natural homemade diaper rash cream is so easy to make without breaking the bank! It only takes a few ingredients and it makes a great gift!

The Easiest Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

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!

This natural homemade diaper rash cream is so easy to make without breaking the bank! It only takes a few ingredients and it makes a great gift!

Ingredients for Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

Here’s what you need:

How To Make Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

This natural homemade diaper cream is so easy to make without breaking the bank!

1. 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. 

2. Stir in about 2 tablespoons of cornstarch into the whipped coconut oil.

The cornstarch will help thicken up the mixture.

This natural homemade diaper rash cream is so easy to make without breaking the bank! It only takes a few ingredients and it makes a great gift!

3. 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.

This natural homemade diaper cream is so easy to make without breaking the bank!

4. 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!

This natural homemade diaper cream is so easy to make without breaking the bank!

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.

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For another coconut oil homemade product, try my coconut oil hair mask!

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