Several factors lead to diaper rash, and some of them include tight clothing, wetness, any medication taken by the mother, yeast infection, use of scented products, etc. It is very typical for babies to suffer from this condition, and many OTC (over-the-counter) ointment creams and gels may help treat your baby’s problem.
However, we doubt if it is better than homemade rash cream for your little one? If you are keen on learning how to prepare homemade diaper rash cream, well, here are some simple Diaper Rash Creams recipe that you can try!
Best Natural DIY Diaper Rash Creams to Relieve Your Baby
1. Rash Cream With Coconut Oil
This diaper rash cream with cornstarch and coconut oil helps your baby get rid of diaper rash problems. The skin-soothing and anti-fungal properties are useful in fighting diaper rashes in babies(1). Cornstarch is a natural powder that aids in keeping your baby’s bum moisture-free and dry. It is effortless to prepare and requires just 2 ingredients.
- 4 to 5 tablespoons cornstarch powder
- 4 to 5 tablespoons organic coconut oil or extra virgin coconut oil
How To Make
- Place extra virgin coconut oil in a glass bowl and put it in a hot water-filled pan.
- Once the oil melts entirely, put cornstarch into it by stirring continuously.
- You can adjust the cream’s consistency by adding extra cornstarch.
- Vitamin E oil may also be mixed to this cream as it is excellent for keeping the skin supple and soft.
- Transfer the cream into a clean and sterilized glass container. Using clean hands, extract the cream from the container.
[Also Read: Benefits of Coconut Oil for Diaper Rash]
2. Rash Cream With Beeswax
This cream can be used as a rash stick and is thicker. It is less messy and very convenient to use too.
- 3 tablespoons of grated organic beeswax,
- 2 tablespoons cold-pressed coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon organic Shea butter
- 9-10 drops of lavender oil
- 9-10 drops of tea tree oil
- 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
How To Make
- Place the beeswax in a glass bowl and put it in a hot water-filled pan. Heat the pan.
- Once the wax begins to melt, add jojoba oil, coconut oil, and Shea butter, allow it to melt and mix well.
- Remove the mixture off the fire. Add lavender oil and tea tree oil and mix well.
- Store this nappy rash cream with essential oils in a clean glass container. Avoid tea tree oil if your baby is less than six months old.
[Also Read: Oatmeal Bath For Diaper Rash]
3. Rash Cream With Arrowroot Powder
This natural rash cream with arrowroot powder and vitamin E will help relieve your baby’s diaper rash. This cream also has the goodness of Shea butter and coconut oil, which are loaded with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, properties. This is also an excellent diaper rash cream for curing yeast infections.
- 4-5 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
- 2-3 drops of lavender oil
- 2 tablespoon of Shea butter
- 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder
- 1 vitamin E capsule
How to Prepare
- Heat coconut oil, Shea butter, vitamin E capsule, and lavender oil in a saucepan on low flame for around 5 to 10 minutes.
- Take off the mixture from the heat, using a small electrical mixture blended in arrowroot powder into the mixture.
- Pour the content into a clean glass jar or container and place the container in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes or until it becomes solid and firm.
- Take it out of the refrigerator and use it as required.
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4. Rash Cream With Cornstarch
This cream made with cornstarch is very potent in treating extreme cases of diaper rash. The antacid helps in combating acidity on the skin, and the cornstarch effectively keeps the skin dry.
- 5 tablespoons of antacid
- 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
- Diaper rash cream or any cream (as per your convenience)
- Paper towels or Baby wipes (without alcohol)
How to Make
- Take antacid and cornstarch in a bowl and mix well to form a consistent thick paste.
- Clean your baby’s bottom with baby wipes. You may even use a paper towel dipped in some water to wipe.
- Let the place dry and apply the cream of your preference (this is used to keep the antacid and cornstarch mixture in place).
- Pour the antacid and cornstarch mixture in the affected region. Sprinkle some extra cornstarch to keep the place moisture-free and dry.
- Reapply after each diaper change for better results.
[Also Read: Cornstarch for Diaper Rash]
5. Rash Cream With Zinc Oxide
This cream made with zinc oxide is beneficial in providing relief to the irritated bottom of your baby because it contains zinc oxide, which is an essential ingredient in many store-bought rash creams. This cream can be whipped instantly if you have all the ingredients ready.
- 3 tablespoons of non-nano particle zinc oxide (you may add more if you want to make the cream thicker)
- 1 tablespoon cold-pressed coconut oil (cold-pressed oil has higher antimicrobial properties, but you may use any organic coconut oil also)
- 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
- 2-3 drops of chamomile essential oil (optional)
- ¼ cup raw organic Shea butter
How to Make
- Take a clean glass bowl and place all the ingredients in it. Mix well.
- Store the cream in a container or sterilized glass jar.
- If your child is prone to bacterial infections, you can substitute lavender or chamomile oil with tea tree oil.
- However, if your baby is less than three months old, avoid using any type of essential oil.
It is very common for babies to have a diaper rash or nappy rash. You must change your little one’s diaper frequently because any type of trapped moisture can lead to rashes. Be sure you do not use any harsh soaps or chemical-based products like wipes, soaps, or other cleaning products to clean your baby’s genitals.
Also, let your baby stay diaper-free for a few hours a day because airing out the genital area is excellent for healing.
[Also Read: Home Remedies for Diaper Rash]
Those mentioned above are some proven and tested DIY homemade rash cream recipes that you can prepare and apply if your baby has this condition. However, if you are convinced that your baby’s rash is not becoming fine or getting worse, you must take him to your physician.