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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Homemade Diaper Rash Ointment

This is my homemade diaper rash ointment. I've spent years going natural. It didn't just happen over night.  I'm still learning and researching and I have to tell you  at times what I learn is down right scary. I wonder if ignorance is bliss sometimes but, not in long term. Side effects will come, it's just a matter of when.

I believe and this is my opinion, you don't have to keep reading if you don't want to. I'm just a click away from  goodbye...but I believe in these times, here and now that we better get smart about our own health. We better use our God given brains and do some research on our own! A lot of colds and illnesses can be prevented and even cured by God's own creation. Do you know there is everything here on this green earth to cure what ales you? That is if it hasn't been altered by man.

I've witnessed some amazing things from going all natural! Well I'm not totally natural but I'm trying. This could be a lengthy post, but I'll keep it short and simple......

For this ointment you will need:

1/8 cup of Beeswax  (I used the little beads but you don't have to)
2/3 cup coconut oil
1 1/2 Tb of Zinc oxide (if you want more of a paste double your Zinc)
4 drops of Lavender oil

Why Zinc oxide?
1. It has both antibacterial and antioxidant properties.

2. Zinc is a trace mineral that stimulates your immune system.

3. It helps to coat and protect your skin. It forms a barrier against wetness and helps to keep your baby's skin dry.

The coconut oil has it's own antibacterial and antioxidant properties as well. It's great for your skin!
The Beeswax is your binder that combines the zinc and oil together and it has been said that this will not ruin your cloth diapers, if those are what your using for your Little Bundle O' Happiness.

The lavender oil is gentle for baby's skin and is a disinfectant and antibacterial oil. This oil is amazing! Heals burns quickly! Better than anything I've seen! Helps to aid in sleep. Oh the list goes on. I do have to tell you that if you are going to use essential oils PLEASE use Young Living! They are Proven, pure essential oils. They are safe enough to ingest and put on your skin and some you have to apply with a carrier oil. Do Your Research!

Directions to make your ointment:
Take your Beeswax and Coconut oil and melt them together in a small sauce pan on low heat. It doesn't take long. When it has completely melted add your Zinc and mix well. You don't want any lumps.  Then add your Lavender and stir until blended.  Put it in your little containers and there you have it. It's chemical free and good for baby's skin. Your skin is your biggest organ so what you put on it, it drinks right up!

Note: You will want to clean your pot and what ever utensils you have used, immediately for easier clean up!

I have been using this ointment for a couple of weeks now and I am really impressed! I made some that is like paste and some like cream. I love it and so does Zoey! It doesn't burn her skin when she has a rash, so there is no crying when applying! It actually heals the rash in minutes!
Now go and try something All Natur'al! Your body and your baby will thank you for it!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this recipe! I am revisiting it as I made some in April and just now need to make more. My little guy eats so much fruit that the red booty comes on quite easily. But this cream is soo nice and helps within hours (and I didnt even have any lavendar oil to put in it). I am going to put the oil in this time. I love the soft coconut scent and that one recipe fits perfectly into the large baby food jar ;) Thanks, again! I appreciate you sharing!