DIY Baby Bum Balm #homemade #baby #labels
My little one had the most terrible diaper rash as a newborn. I think his digestive system was immature and sadly this resulted in a very sore, red bum. I tried everything to help fix the problem. I bought plenty of barrier creams, prescription creams, natural wipes and nothing worked. I was changing diapers so very often and even blow-drying his tush to make sure it was bone dry before the pants went back on.

It wasn’t until I realized that this munchkin very well may have my sensitive skin that I found the answer. What always works for me is the most natural solution. The gentler the better. And that’s true for babies too I’m sure. So I researched some options and made up a batch of bum balm with all-natural ingredients. Guess what? The rash went away. I mean it was totally gone in two days. Two days!!

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Well, that was it. I started making big batches of the stuff to use as baby massage cream, cradle cap treatment balm, and of course, diaper cream. I rub a little on after every change and diaper rash is a thing of the past. Hopefully this recipe will help other babies out there when nothing else will.

DIY Baby Bum Balm #homemade #baby #labels

Baby Bum Balm

Makes 2 x 2 oz tins of bum balm

Ingredients & Materials
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 2 tbsp calendula flowers
• 1 tbsp jojoba oil
• 2 tsp shea butter
• 2 tsp grated beeswax
• 1 tsp cocoa butter
• 1 tsp candelilla wax
• Slow cooker
• double boiler
• 2 x 2 oz shallow metal tins

Add olive oil and calendula flowers to a slow cooker and heat on low for 8 hours. Strain the flowers from the oil and discard them. In a double boiler, slowly heat up the olive oil and the remaining ingredients until just melted. Pour into the metal tins and allow to cool completely before use. Add a custom circle label for gift giving.

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DIY Baby Bum Balm #homemade #baby #labels
DIY Baby Bum Balm #homemade #baby #labels

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  1. Hello!
    attempting to make some products for my son for the first time!– When you cook in the slow cooker, is it just in the slow cooker completely or in a mason jar in the slow cooker bc i have read to do that as well… and then a double boiler.. could you do that for the double boiler? Like transfer all ingredients into a mason jar into into water in the the slow cooker?

    Love the recipe for natural wipes, I’ll be doing that one as well 🙂

    LOL, Thank you so much!!!
    Natalie & Joseph

  2. Hi Natalie and Joseph, I don’t use a mason jar in either, just directly in the slow cooker / double boiler. If you try the mason jar method, please let us know how it works for you!

  3. Hi Joy, I would use it, as it makes a firmer balm. Candelilla wax is very hard and creates a nice consistency. That being said, you could use a little more beeswax or just accept a looser balm. If you try and and don’t like the texture, you can always re-melt and make adjustments. So go ahead and give it a shot!

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