Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Homemade Diaper Cream

When I had my first son, it took me a while to finally settle on a good diaper cream.  We literally had tubes and jars of different creams everywhere in the house.  Not many of them worked.  Some had chemicals in them that I wasn't too fond of.

I WISH I had known that I could have very easily made my own!

It looks a little messy in that jar, but don't let it sway your feelings about using something this awesome!  I am in love with the simplicity and effectiveness of this recipe.

You will need:
1/4 cup unrefined, organic, extra virgin coconut oil
10 drops of Malaleuca essential oil
5 drops of Lavender essential oil
5 drops of Balance essential oil blend  (my favorite!)

In a double boiler, slowly melt the coconut oil, or you can just put it outside in a bowl on a hot day!  Mix the oil drops into the melted oil, then let it solidify.  For applying, I just use a q-tip.  This cream can also be used for other bothersome yeast infections.  

So, don't worry about getting that prescription cream or all those other diaper creams you're unsure about.  Just go ahead, skip it all, and give this a try.  I promise you'll be glad to have a jar of this at your house!  

If you aren't familiar with Balance essential oil blend, here is what it looks like.  It has so many uses, such as in this diaper cream and balancing mood (fighting anxiety) when used aromatically.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to try this recipe, but I have a question. Can I use refined coconut oil instead of unrefined coconut? (The smell of coconut makes me nauseaous so I use refined for everything I make for myself....)