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!!
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.
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.
Used In This Project:
- Circle Labels • I chose the “Bouquet” style in Orange.
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