Natural Diaper Rash Remedies: Essential Oils & DIY Care

Being a new mom brings with it all kinds of stresses and strains. One of the most terrifying things must be that horrid vision of a sore bum in a diaper. While it can happen for so many reasons from teething to diarrhea, you just can’t help feeling responsible. So, to support National Breastfeeding Week, we thought we’d add a bit of value and add in a lovely recipe for using essential oils for diaper rash. 

What is Diaper Rash?

Diaper rash is a common skin condition and happens when the skin on your child’s bottom is irritated. It causes redness, inflammation, irritation, and 

The main cause of nappy rash is wearing a wet or dirty nappy for too long. The ammonia in our bodily fluids can cause irritation. 

How can I treat diaper rash?

Ensure baby is drinking plenty of fluids to guard against their urine becoming too strong. Change diapers regularly, and use this healing balm to give them relief.

The Best Essential Oils for Diaper Rash

DIY Essential Oils for Diaper Rash Baby Powder

Simply mix corn flour/arrowroot starch with one or more of the above oils to make an aromatic, all-natural and safe baby powder that can help sooth your baby’s skin.

DIY Diaper Rash Cream

What you’ll need:


Step 1: Shea butter and coconut oil should be added to a double boiler. Melt with heat.

Step 2: Add the zinc oxide and stir.

Step 3: Add bentonite clay and stir. Stir in the essential oil.

Step 4: Pour into a Mason jar with a lid.

Soothing Diaper Rash Spray

Mix coconut oil, Aloe Vera gel and any of the essential oils for diaper rash, place in a spray bottle and spritz away!

What else you can do to help heal diaper rash

    • It is important to change your baby’s nappies frequently. This will keep the area dry, and give the skin a chance to heal. Check your baby’s nappy every hour or so to see whether their nappy is wet or soiled. If it is, change it immediately. 
    • Clean your baby’s skin. use a gentle, soap-free wash. Pat your baby’s skin dry and gently apply a simple moisturizer.
    • Apply a thick layer of a healing cream or balm. Insert recipe
    • Nappy-free time. Give your baby’s bottom some air for as long as possible every day. Let your baby play or sleep without their nappy – just put a towel underneath them.

A reminder of the shopping list for your essential oils for diaper rash

In closing

Diaper rash is common, and easily treatable with natural home remedies. I hope you enjoy using essential oils for diaper rash.

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