As a mother and an herbalist, it was no question that I was concerned about the products that were on the market. Today, many products (including our babies lotions and shampoos) are loaded with dyes, parabens, alcohols and other harsh chemicals. Our poor babies have such gentle and delicate skin and it should be treated as such. The recipe for the diaper rash cream has worked for even more than just diaper rash cream. I have used it for dry skin, bug bites and heck sometimes even chapped lips in a pinch when I couldn’t find my chap stick. Regardless of what all I have used it on, it has always taken my sons rash away within a day or two and even more so has shown to provide immediate relief from stubborn dry skin and eczema rashes. It is super easy to make it at home and you don’t even need to have a whole bunch of special equipment.
Gentle Bum Diaper Rash Cream
You will need:
- 1oz of Dried Organic Calendula
- 1oz of Dried Organic Comfrey Leaf
- 1-2oz of Dried Organic St. Johns Wort
- Olive oil (About 1 Cup of Organic Cold Pressed Olive oil)
- Grated Beeswax or Beeswax pellets (About 2-3 TBSP)((Depending on desired consistency)
- 1-2 drops of a lavender essential oil (Optional) (Tea tree and chamomile also work well.)
- A stove
- A double broiler or a make shift one (Place a glass bowl or a stainless steel bowl on top of a pot filled with water like you would use to melt chocolate chips.)
- A mesh strainer
- Measuring cups/Spoons
- Containers to store your cream in
- Place your beeswax, olive oil and herbs into the double broiler and bring to a medium low heat. (Be sure that your herbs are completely covered by the olive oil.
- Check your herbs and oil and be sure that they don’t come to a boil, you don’t want to fry your herbs or the salve will lose all of its medicinal qualities. Let them be on the stove for up to an hour or until the oil starts to smell of herb. (The longer you have it on the stove at a low heat the stronger it will be.)
- Once the herbal oil and infusion is ready, remove the bowl from the heat and strain through a mesh strainer, be sure to use a spoon to press the herb against the strainer and squeeze out as much oil as you can, most of the great quality stuff hides in and on the herb.
- Once you have squeezed out as much as you can you can add your oil to your containers and let it sit until it has completely hardened.
It is important that you store this rash cream out of the direct sun and keep it in generally cool place. Try not to expose it to any water as it will potentially grow mold. You can use as much of this rash cream as desired.
Other aspects of diaper rash to consider.
Diaper rash can be an indication that your child may have a food allergy, diaper or chemical allergy or they are sick. Please make sure that the rash that you are trying to treat is actually diaper rash and not a yeast infection, chemical diaper rash reaction or food allergy as the diaper rash cream wont help a yeast infection or a continuous exposure to something that the child might be allergic to. Always make sure that you are using a gentle and often unscented cream or powder on your child’s bum as babies can be very sensitive to certain products. If your child’s rash gets worse or persists for over 4-5 days, see your Dr. for a diagnosis.
This article was written for information only. I am not a Dr. but am providing helpful information to those who want to use holistic methods at home.
Thank you, and happy healing my friends. ❤