I’m not much of a do-it-yourselfer, and I’m highly partial to Grandma Els, so the thought of making my own diaper cream had never really crossed my mind. It was just something people on Pinterest do.
Then one day, while picking up some Christmas wrapping supplies at my local craft store, I passed the aisle with supplies for making your own candles, soap, and lotions. Who has time for that? Apparently, lots of people. The aisle was pretty crowded.
Suddenly, the irrationally competitive side of me woke up. I can be like those make-their-own-soap-and-candles-and-lotions ladies. I’m going to make my own… umm… something. Glancing around, I saw beeswax and shea butter. DIAPER RASH CREAM IT IS. The little voice inside my head questioned, “Are you MOM enough?!?”
Oh yes. Yes, I am Mom enough to make homemade natural diaper rash cream. Challenge accepted.
I brought my supplies home and took a closer look at some of the do-it-yourself diaper rash cream recipes that I’ve seen on other blogs. Again, let me remind you: making stuff from scratch isn’t usually my thing. I quickly get overwhelmed when looking over recipes with too many ingredients or steps. I like simple things.
I’m the kind of girl experiences a feeling of euphoria upon learning new keyboard shortcuts.
Therefore, when I saw that other diaper cream recipes called for using a double boiler, I made the executive decision that the microwave would have to do for my recipe. I’m happy to report that the microwave edition of my homemade natural diaper rash cream was a success and clean-up was a breeze. I used four simple ingredients, mixed and melted them, and now I have two and a half jars of ointment that will last me forever. (I’m using one jar on the changing table, one for hand cream, and one for lip balm.)
I hereby present to you the easiest homemade natural diaper rash cream you can find:
The ingredients include:
- 2.5 oz beeswax (pastilles will melt faster, but I used a big chunk and it was fine)
- ¼ cup + 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 oz. shea butter
- 2 T. cocoa butter
Place all ingredients in a microwave-safe glass container. Heat in 30-second intervals at 50% power, stirring in between. When completely melted, pour into jars or tins and allow to cool.
And don’t worry – this cream will NOT wreck your diapers or cause repelling. How do I know? Check my cloth-safe ingredient list!
Do you ever make your own body or beauty products?