When my daughter was 6 months old we had a horrible experience with a diaper rash turned chemical burn which prompted me to do my own research and come up with a safe and effective DIY diaper rash cream.
When she turned 6 months old we fed her peas as her first food. Still to this day at 2 1/2 she cannot eat peas. They did not react with her tummy well and left her a horrible diaper rash. Then after applying many different ointments the diaper rash turned into a chemical burn!
I was so upset and felt like a horrible mother so I did some research to find out what the best all natural product was to put on her tiny tush to help it feel better. I had started using essential oils when I ordered a Young Living Starter Kit about 3 months before this happened and had heard that lavender oil was extremely effective on skin issues.
Lavender is a very safe oil and I knew it was okay to use with children because I had been using it in our diffusers at night to help us sleep better. I never apply essential oils on children neat even if it is safe because sometimes babies/children cannot express to you how they feel. So just to be safe I always dilute the oils before applying them on children’s skin.
Diluting oils does not change the effectiveness of the oil, you still only need a few drops to get the full effect of how essential oils work!
DIY Diaper Rash Cream
Glass jar with resealable lid (I use small mason jars)
1/2 cup coconut oil
15-20 drops of lavender essential oil
Fill the jar with the coconut oil. If your jar is larger and you want to double the ingredients that will work too!
Place the jar in the microwave and heat at 20 second increments until the coconut oil is fully melted. Stir with a utensil between each 20 seconds.
Once the coconut oil is fully melted add 15-20 drops of lavender essential oil and replace the lid.
Over the next few hours the coconut oil will harden and you will have DIY diaper rash cream!
Does it work?
I put this mixture on my daughters chemical burn and it was completely gone within 24 hours. GONE. I have never used another diaper rash cream since then!
This mixture is also really great for dry skin.
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