Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

I call my third child My Organic baby.  That’s because while I was pregnant with him I went all crazy about everything organic.  I bought only organic shampoos, used coconut oil as a body lotion, threw away my non-organic mascaras and didn’t color my nails.  Of course, I ate everything organic, made at home all that was reasonably possible to make at home and on a rare occasion that I did venture to eat out it was … (you guessed it?) organic restaurant.  And for some reason that I still don’t understand my child #3 is the only one of my children who has incurable eczema and keeps getting diaper rashes well into the advanced age of toddlerhood.  In keeping up with my homemade, organic tradition I decided to make my own diaper rash cream and it’s a magical brew, if you ask me.

I found the recipe that I’m using now long before I had a blog and I don’t remember the source.  I just jotted it down on a piece of paper and was using it ever since.  I did a quick search now to see what’s out there.  The top recipe that came up was by Wellness Mama and she suggests adding fish oil.  I love it!  The recipe that I use have been working like magic though, so I don’t dare to introduce any changes to it.   Little House Living blog uses all the same ingredients as I do, but she whips her ingredients with a mixer and I don’t.  All in all, most recipes that came up seem to be a variation on the same few ingredients.

This recipe is easy.  It’s fast.  If you want to give it a try, just remember that anything that beeswax touched is notoriously difficult to clean.  Try to use as few things as possible.  I dedicated one Mason Jar to be our Diaper Rash jar.  I mix ingredients in it, cook in it, and store in it.  I use craft stick to stir ingredients. This makes cleaning a five-seconds job.

Ingredients
1/2 cup Organic Shea Butter
1/4 cup Organic Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Organic Beeswax (shredded)
2 Tbsp Vegetable Glycerin
1 Tbsp Zinc Oxide powder (non-nano, uncoated)

Additional Items
8oz or larger mason jar
spoon or craft stick for stirring
grater or knife, if you are using chunk beeswax

Instructions
1.   Put the first four ingredients in a mason jar.  Do not add Zinc Oxide yet.  I like to use an 8 oz jelly jar.  It’s just the right size for the job.  Just note that when you start putting the ingredients in they might not all fit at once.  So, start with the first two and as soon as they start melting, there would be more room to add the other two.  (Save zinc oxide for later).

2.  Fill a pot with a few inches of water and place over medium heat.  Place mason jar in a pot.  Warm the ingredients stirring occasionally.

3.  When all the ingredients are melted like this

Add 1 Tbsp zinc oxide and mix in well.  Do not inhale the zinc oxide powder! 


4.  Store right in the mason jar in which it was made or move to another container.


Note how 8oz jar is just the right size for the job! 

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