All of my boys had bad diaper rashes at one time or another while they were babies. It is one of the most excruciatingly painful things that happens so quickly. Change of diet, teething, medicine, illness and allergies are just a few of the reasons many babies get diaper rashes.
Here is a recipe for a diaper rash home remedy. While all of my babies are out of diapers, I made some of this up and gave it to a friend to use on her little one who gets bad diaper rashes from time to time.
It worked. Within one diaper change. Redness, pain and inflammation gone. And, it is made of natural things from the earth.
This is super easy to make and uses just two ingredients. Takes all of two minutes to make.
- 1/2 c unrefined coconut oil
- 30 drops of lavender essential oil (here is where I buy essential oils online)
Gather up the coconut oil and Lavender oil.
You will also want a measuring cup and spoon or spatula for stirring as well as a glass container to store diaper rash cream in.
Measure out the coconut oil.
Add in your drops of lavender oil.
Pour it into a small, clean jar with a tight lid. I used these 4 oz Kerr jars.
This diaper rash home remedy is perfect for your own child or to give as a shower gift.
Lavender is soothing and healing and has natural anti-inflammatory properties.
And, did you know coconut oil contains lauric acid (a property also found in a mother’s breast milk) and has antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties.
Have you ever used lavender oil or coconut oil on diaper rash?