Finding an organic and natural diaper rash cream that works and doesn't completely empty our your purse can be tricky. But when the alternative is to slather your baby's bottom in unknown substances and chemicals, well, there just isn't a choice. But making your own nappy rash cream isactually really really simple. No seriously. You don't need an ingredient list as long as your arm (and no idea where to get them) nor do you need any kind of fancy equipement. This recipe is just three ingredients and you only need a pan and an electric whisk (or a strong arm muscle).
The super easy, all-natural, home made diaper rash cream:
1/2 oz organic beeswax
4 1/2 oz organic coconut oil
3/4 tablespoon zinc oxide powder
Zinc oxide is in most diaper rash creams and is what makes them so effective. It is an antibacterial and antioxidant that stimulates the immune system. And the main reason it works so well? It coats a protective layer on the surface of the skin and acts as a barrier against wetness (ta da - no nappy rash).
Other recipes call for olive oil instead of coconut oil but we've picked coconut as it also has antibacerial and antifungal properties which is exactly what your baby's bottom needs.
As for the beeswax, this is just to bind it all together and stop the cream from ruining your clothes and organic cloth nappies (another ridiculously brilliant plus).
So that's three ingredients with three very useful roles. Now on to the making.
Set up a double boiler (a glass bowl inside a pan of hot water) to melt the beeswax and coconut oil together. This should only take a few minutes.
Add in the zinc oxide powder and, using an electric whisk, blend it all together until it's smooth and, well, cream like.
Pour the mixture into a clean, dry container - a glass or metal one with a proper lid.
Allow it to cool and then it's all done.
See? Seriously simple.
A quick tip - it is quite a pain to clean the bowl and whisk so make sure you do it quickly and wipe off as much as you can before you douse it in water.