DIY diaper rash cream

Have any of you ladies tried one of them? Ally has a thumb nail sized rash on her bottom that I cannot get to go away. She's normally in cloth and the rest of rash went away, but that one spot is going on day 5. I have tried switching to disposable, desitin, lahnolin (however it is spelled) angel baby bottom balm and coconut oil.

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Natural Diaper Cream-Cloth Diaper Safe!

We started cloth diapering with our third child and I will never go back! Not only is it much cheaper, but it is more natural and much easier than I expected after hearing horror stories from my mother-in-law about the old-school cloth diapers. Thanks to cloth diapers and better nutrition my babies very rarely get diaper rash, but for the occasional time when a baby poops during the night and doesn’t wake up until morning or gets a rash while in the car seat on a trip, it can be a little tougher with cloth diapers.

Commercial diaper cream should never be used with cloth diapers since the fish oil in it will leave a fishy smell no matter how much you wash the diapers. It will also void any warranty on the cloth diapers. After much research and some trial and error, I finally created a diaper cream that is cloth diaper safe and that works as well as the medicated versions.

It can be used directly with cloth diapers if you don’t mind stripping the diapers after using them, but I prefer just to line the diaper with a piece of an old t-shirt when I’m using diaper cream to avoid the extra laundry hassle.


1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon calendula flowers
1 tablespoon chamomile flowers
1/4 cup shea butter (I get mine from Mountain Rose Herbs because it is raw and unrefined so it has anti-fungal properties)
Optional: 1 tsp arrowroot or zinc oxide powder or more to thicken if needed- these will add additional drying power for really bad rashes

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a first time mom. We live in South Korea, but we are from California/Texas. I'm a born again believer. I'm just trying to figure out this mom thing! ;-)