Ultra-Healing Baby Bottom Cream
When it comes to baby’s bottom, we want to help it heal quickly while soothing it at the same time. This triple butter cream does both of those things.
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Ultra-Healing Baby Bottom Cream
If you take a look on my website, you’ll find tons of DIY body care products. This recipe was created just for little ones who may suffer with a sore bottom. It’s an all-natural blend using three of the most popular butters to provide instant relief while creating a barrier to prevent any more irritation.
A diaper rash is no joke for a little one and there are many reasons a diaper rash occurs making baby’s bottom red, painful, and sore. Even with proper cleaning, irritation can still happen causing mild to severe diaper rash.
A few of the reasons include a bacterial infection, a staph infection, a yeast/candida infection. No matter the reason, your baby needs relief and fast.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor aromatherapist. Please consult your doctor for a professional opinion and use your DIY products including all essential oils with caution. Read full disclaimer here.
My kids are no longer babies, they are teenagers. Had I know about making your own products when they were little, you better believe I would have but I only got into making DIY products in the last 5 years. And I have enjoyed every minute of it since I first started. Even the failures (And there have been lots).
But nonetheless, I keep on experimenting and I create some amazing recipes such as this one.
I created this all-natural diaper rash remedy with nourishing and easy to find ingredients. It’s a simple recipe you can make yourself at home and will probably take less than half an hr. The resulting cream will last a long, long time due to its functionality and absorption.
Note: This is not a typical cream or lotion. It is firm at first but almost immediately melts into the skin. It can be stored in the fridge or at room temperature as long as it’s not too warm.
What you’ll need
calendula infused oil ( click here to learn how to infuse oils)
almond oil (in case of nut allergy, use hemp or olive)
beeswax or candelilla wax
chamomile essential oil (optional)
Each of these ingredients have their own amazing and healing benefits to provide an excellent healing barrier for treating diaper rash or redness.
Calendula is a beautiful flower native to the Mediterranean and is excellent for soothing skin and fighting inflammation. It has also been shown to speed wound healing. You can read more about Calendula here.
Carrier Oil-depending on the carrier oil you choose, the benefits will be a little different. Some oils I recommend are Hemp Seed Oil, Grapeseed Oil, or even Avocado oil.
Hemp Seed Oil is rich Omega 6’s and Omega 3’s as well being very moisturizing. It’s also excellent for helping to minimize acne.
Grapeseed oil is a favorite of mine and I use it quite often in my soap making. Grapeseed oil also contains Omegas and it helps to fight inflammation. It is high in lineoleic acid and antioxidants which aid in healing.
Avocado oil is rich in Vitamins A, B, D, and E as well as fatty acids making it great for lotions and creams providing excellent moisturizing qualities.
Almond oil is rich in fatty acids and contains Vitamin E, which is fantastic for skin regeneration. Almond oil can also relieve skin discomfort, condition skin, and reduce inflammation.
Shea Butter is a type of fat extracted from the nut of the Shea Tree and it’s known for softening skin and fighting eczema and it just feels luxurious on the skin.
Mango Butter is similar to Shea Butter but is a little harder at room temperature. It is extracted from the fruit kernels of the mango tree and is virtually unscented. Loaded with Vitamins A and E, fatty acids and antioxidants, mango butter is a perfect choice for body products.
Cocoa Butter has an unmistakable scent and is known for reducing scars. It can help with skin irritation and softens while it fights inflammation.
Colloidal Oatmeal is found to be a softening, absorbent ingredient that can be used in facial soaps, lotions, foot creams and much more.
It can help prevent itching as well as provide a barrier for the skin.
Chamomile essential oil is calming and healing. It is an anti-bacterial oil and can help with inflammation. Some people strictly advise against using essential oils on children so please use this with caution. It is only one drop dispersed throughout a large amount of product and that is why I included it.
Read more about Chamomile Essential Oil here.
You’ll notice that many of these products fight inflammation which is so very important in this baby bottom cream. When skin is red and sore, it’s usually inflamed so these ingredients will help fight that and calm the skin to give baby a break from the pain.
What I especially love about this diaper rash treatment is the way it is provides a barrier on the skin. Not only does it soothe and soften, it prevents anymore liquid or solid matter from touching that delicate toushy.
With all that being said, I do want to say, if your baby has bumps, bleeding, open sores, or anything like that, please consult a doctor. It is not always good to apply creams, lotions, etc to broken skin. Double check with your doctor’s office before applying.
You may want to check with them before using this cream even if baby’s diaper rash symptoms aren’t quite as severe as stated above.
Ultra-Healing Baby Bottom Cream
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1 oz Calendula-infused oil
1 oz Almond oil (or nut-free oil)
1 oz Cocoa Butter
1/2 Tbsp Mango Butter
1/2 Tbsp Shea Butter
1/2 tsp Beeswax/Candelilla wax
1/2 tsp Colloidal Oatmeal
1 drop Chamomile Essential Oil (optional)
Begin by melting cocoa butter over a double boiler (I like to do this first since cocoa butter can take a little while to melt)
Add beeswax/candelilla wax. Normally, you would adjust the amount of candelilla wax because it hardens more than beeswax but in this recipe, I think it’ll be just fine.
Add almond oil (or nut-free choice) and both the shea and mango butters.
Once all ingredients are melted, remove from heat and add colloidal oatmeal and make sure it is well-incorporated
Add 1 drop Chamomile or Lavender oil (optional)
Put in fridge or freezer to mostly solidify
Once partially solidified, remove and use a hand mixer to to cream. It will thicken almost immediately becoming difficult to mix.
Put in jar/container. Store at room temperature or in the fridge.
Apply as necessary.
I hope you like this recipe and find it to be helpful for your baby. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a blessed day!