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DIY Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

I was pretty excited when I stumbled upon this recipe from Keeper of the Home. I was on a search for the recipe I had gotten a long time ago for the Baby Butt Balm I made and loved.

When I saw this one I was intrigued and knew I wanted to make it which I did and boy was it easy! This recipe makes a lovely cream. Even better it’s Cloth diaper safe. Oh yeah!

The following recipe will make only one container. I doubled mine. I have two hiney’s in diapers and mama’s in and out of my home with little ones.

Get ready to say goodbye to Desitin!

  • 1/8 cup beeswax (1/2 oz)
  • 2/3 cup Coconut Oil
  • 3/4 Tbsp. Zinc Oxide Powder
  1. Melt beeswax and coconut oil over medium heat in a double boiler. When melted, put in a bowl and mix in zinc oxide powder with either an immersion blender or a hand held one. I used my Kitchen Aid pink handheld.
  2. Pour into container and cool.

It’s that easy! I didn’t add any scents but you can if you want. For easy clean up, wipe your bowl before with a paper towel and discard before washing. I did this and washed my things with pretty hot water and soap and had no issues getting it all to come clean.

This would make a great gift at a baby shower or for a friend with lots of little ones!!

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Phyllis Blickensderfer November 1, 2013, 4:44 pm

    He he he, she giggled – I saved this to my Pepperplate recipes. I know – don’t eat it!! But, it is a recipe.

  • CrimsonBabe December 13, 2013, 5:54 pm

    I also make this recipe been using it for a year now its amazing I also don’t add any sent to it but I did add a bit of vitamin E, this stuff is amazing and even works better than a few store bought that I have tried most cases the rash is gone by the next day with this stuff

  • Ann June 10, 2015, 1:55 am

    Where can you purchase zinc oxide powder? 60 years ago my Dad always used zinc oxide cream on us for any kind of skin irritation or outbreak. Always worked wonders. Now you can hardly find it (cuz the drug companies don’t make any money off of it). I finally found some at CVS pharmacy.

    • KristyQuinn June 11, 2015, 5:51 pm

      Hi Ann 🙂

      I have only found Zinc Oxide at a local health food store. You might want to call your local ones and ask them if they carry it. I would assume at least one does. I totally agree. All natural ingredients aren’t always the easiest to come by. That’s why we all need to help each other. 🙂 Happy Thursday!

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