In their first month, newborns go through 350 diapers. Expectant mothers, I’ll give you a second to let that number sink in…
Parents know that diaper changes are an all-day every day responsibility with new bottoms. This inevitably causes diaper rash. Just think about how much diaper cream that tiny butt needs to stay soft and rash free? There are a bunch of brands on the market that include chemicals in their diaper cream that just aren’t necessary. We love the all-natural way, so this cloth diaper safe recipe for homemade diaper balm from Oven Love is one you’ll rush home to make today!
adapted and updated from Between the Kids-
Author: Oven Love
- 1 ounce olive oil
- 2 teaspoons chamomile flowers, dried
- 1 ounce coconut oil
- 1 ounce shea butter
- 1 ounce cocoa butter (chop if necessary)
- ½ ounce beeswax (chop if necessary)
- 5 drops Tea Tree essential oil
- 2-3 drops Lavender essential oil
- 2-3 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
- 2-3 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
- 2-3 Grapefruit essential oil
Heat olive oil on low heat in a small saucepan- do not bring to a boil- for about 10 minutes. Add chamomile flowers and stir for 10 more minutes, then take off the heat and let steep for an hour or two.
After an hour or two has passed, strain the chamomile oil into the bowl of a double boiler. Add coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and beeswax until melted. Remove from the heat and move the mixture to the bowl of your stand mixer or a container safe for mixing with a stick blender. Let the mixture cool.
When the mixture is at room temperature (bottom of the bowl is no longer warm), add your essential oils.
Using a standmixer or stick blender, mix on high until the mixture is completely cool and turns from clear liquid to a white solid. If this is not happening- if the mixture is too runny or doesn’t turn- place the bowl in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes, scrape down the sides of the bowl and try again. If that still does not work, add more beeswax or cocoa butter (these are solid at room temp) until you reach the desired consistency.
Scoop into a small jar with a tight fitting lid. Store in a cool, dry place.
Use within one year.
Thanks Oven Love for your incredible concoction!
Written By Dani Haberly