Sunday, August 5, 2012

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

Making your own diaper rash ointments is easy and not as labor intensive as you might think. Many of the ingredients are common can be found in grocery stores or health food store

Calendula Diaper Rash Ointment
1 lb. coconut oil (I use Nutiva, yellow & green label)
2 good handfuls calendula petals (health food store)
Comfrey leaves (don’t use on a pregnant woman)

Melt the coconut oil in a stainless steel pan. Add the herbs. Cook the herbs on low heat for about 30 minutes; the petals should be crispy, not burnt. Filter the ointment into jars. Allow to harden. Use as needed.

Diaper Rash Cream

1 teaspoon mineral oil
2 teaspoons cornstarch baby powder
2 teaspoons zinc oxide ointment
2 teaspoons triple antibiotic ointment
2 teaspoons Lotramin A/F ointment (optional for yeast infections)

Mix oil and cornstarch powder to a paste. Add ointments and mix well. Place in container with lid. Apply with cotton swab.

Other Natural Remedies

Powdered slippery elm bark makes an excellent dusting powder.

Dust cornstarch right from the box on to sensitive skin areas

Alternate milk of magnesia with Crisco after each diaper change

Add several drops of lavender, calendula or rose essential oil to a spray bottle of distilled water or colloidal silver. You now have a skin-loving, antimicrobial baby-bottom wash that's totally chemical free.

Mix 1 drop of roman chamomile with 1 drop of lavender with some coconut oil (I use Nutiva, yellow & green label) and apply.

There have been many a success story using breast milk applied to the affected area

Try an oatmeal bath. Grind up oatmeal in your coffee grinder for a pleasant soak in the tub. Another way to get the benefits of oatmeal without the mess is to put some regular oatmeal (not baby oatmeal) in a small cotton bag and let it soak in the tub with your baby. Squeeze water through it every so often.

Extra virgin olive oil that has been steeped with fresh calendula. You can apply this oil at diaper changing time to help soothe and heal the rash.


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