The Best Diaper Rash Cream Recipe

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Diaper rash is no fun at all! Heal it quickly with the best diaper rash cream recipe. It uses a powerful secret ingredient: grass fed tallow.

The best diaper cream recipe

The best diaper rash cream recipe

All parents know: diaper rash requires immediate attention! We want to bring fast healing and relief, right away. Of course there are lots of commercial options to choose from. But, those contain unnatural ingredients like petroleum based oils that actually promote inflammation, as well as other nasty things (source).

When it comes to healing diaper rash, natural ingredients always work best. And it’s so important to avoid toxic ingredients when choosing products to use on babies! They are much more sensitive to toxins than we are.

This diaper rash cream recipe includes super healing, natural ingredients. Coconut oil, bentonite clay, zinc oxide, and grass fed tallow balm relieve rashes quickly and have little ones happy again in no time.

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Diaper rash cream with tallow

I’ve made several diaper rash cream recipes. Over time I’ve perfected it, and this version is the very best of all of them.

One version contained plant based oils and zinc oxide. Eventually I learned that bentonite clay is a great addition. I also discovered that tallow balm works wonders at healing diaper rash, so of course I had to include that.

Keep reading to learn how to make your own diaper rash cream…

Diaper rash cream mixture

The full recipe as I’ve included here isn’t the best for use with cloth diapers. This is only because the zinc oxide tends to stay in cloth diapers and not wash out. Over time this can cause absorbency issues.

But, there is a quick solution! If you want to use this diaper rash cream with cloth diapers, I recommend leaving the zinc oxide out. It will still work very well, and you won’t have to worry about the wellbeing of your cloth diapers.

The best diaper cream recipe tallow balm

Safe essential oils for diaper rash

When it comes to essential oils and babies, is definitely best to play it very safe. Only certain essential oils can be used on babies, and they must be diluted properly.

Essential oils recommended for diaper rash

For this diaper rash cream recipe, it’s best to use gentle essential oils that have skin soothing and healing properties. Lavender, chamomile, and frankincense are great options. I really like the Silky Soft essential oil blend from Plant Therapy, and that’s what I use when I make this diaper rash cream recipe.

The best diaper rash cream recipe directions

I love this diaper rash cream! When you have as many kids as I do, you need a cost effective solution that works. 

Here is how you make my favorite DIY diaper rash cream…

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. grass fed tallow balm
  • 2 oz. coconut oil
  • 1 oz. non nano zinc oxide
  • 1 oz. bentonite clay
  • 0.5 oz. beeswax
  • 12 drops essential oils

Instructions:

  1. In a heat safe bowl or measuring pitcher, weight tallow balm, coconut oil, zinc oxide, bentonite clay, and beeswax.
  2. Create a double boiler by placing the heat safe container in a pan of water.
  3. Heat to a gentle simmer until all ingredients are melted.
  4. Stir to combine well.
  5. Remove from heat, and add essential oils.
  6. Pour into a glass storage container and allow to cool to room temperature.

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Homemade vs. commercial diaper rash cream

Let’s take a look at each of the ingredients, and how they work to heal diaper rash:

  • Zinc oxide creates a barrier to keep moisture and irritants off of skin so that it can heal.
  • Bentonite clay is healing, soothing, detoxifying, and antibacterial.
  • Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties.
  • 100% grass fed tallow balm is amazing for healing and soothing skin, and contains an abundance of skin friendly nutrients. It is also anti inflammatory and antimicrobial. Tallow balm can heal diaper rash very quickly even just by itself!
  • Beeswax creates a waterproof barrier to keep moisture away from skin while it heals.
  • A blend of baby safe, skin healing essential oils help to calm skin and heal it quickly. The essential oils also help to get rid of unwanted microbes.

Commonly available commercial diaper rash creams contain some not so good ingredients. As I mentioned before, these can include include petroleum based oils, which actually promote inflammation and don’t help skin to heal. They can also contain things like medications, which we don’t really want on our baby’s skin. Remember how rapidly the skin absorbs anything that is put on it? This definitely goes for anything that is in a diaper rash cream.

Babies are so much smaller and more sensitive than we are. It’s especially important to be safe and only use completely natural ingredients on their skin.

Rather than grabbing a commercial diaper cream, it’s really easy to put together the best diaper rash cream recipe. This way, you’ll be healing your little one’s skin with nourishing, natural ingredients that are safe and very effective.

What cures diaper rash quickly?

Calming, nourishing butters like tallow balm, olive oil, and coconut oil soothe skin. Zinc oxide creates a barrier to give skin a chance to heal. Bentonite clay soothes and pulls irritation away from skin. 

All of the ingredients in this recipe are by weight. You might notice that I use tallow balm and not straight tallow in this recipe. That just means that a small amount of olive oil has been added to the tallow to help keep it soft and easily spreadable. Learn how to make tallow balm here.

When shopping for zinc oxide to use in this recipe, I recommend non nano zinc oxide. This is a safer choice than nano zinc oxide, because the particles are large enough to not be absorbed into the skin.

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Yield: 8 fl. oz.

Diaper Rash Cream with Tallow

The best diaper cream recipe

Diaper rash is no fun at all! Heal it quickly with the best diaper rash cream recipe. It uses a powerful secret ingredient: grass fed tallow.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. grass fed tallow balm
  • 2 oz. coconut oil, virgin
  • 1 oz. non nano zinc oxide
  • 1 oz. bentonite clay
  • 0.5 oz. beeswax
  • 12 drops essential oils, lavender, chamomile, frankincense, or a blend

Instructions

  1. In a heat safe bowl or measuring pitcher, weight tallow balm, coconut oil, zinc oxide, bentonite clay, and beeswax.
  2. Create a double boiler by placing the heat safe container in a pan of water.
  3. Heat to a gentle simmer until all ingredients are melted.
  4. Stir to combine well.
  5. Remove from heat, and add essential oils.
  6. Pour into a glass storage container and allow to cool to room temperature.

 

 

10 thoughts on “The Best Diaper Rash Cream Recipe”

  1. Excited to try and review how it goes! Curious what your thoughts would be about adding pure aloe barbadensis leaf(aloe Vera gel) if you know whether that would mix well or not? Also have you ever cooled the diaper cream and then whipped it, would that make it creamier?

    Reply
  2. Hi Marissa, do you have a recipe for a baby lotion?

    Much appreciated.

    Absolutely love your videos and products and myself only using them 💕💕

    Reply

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