DIY: Diaper Rash Cream

by Becky on February 7, 2012

I am very excited to have gotten to the point in my Vintage Remedies classes to start using herbs and making my own personal care items!  After lots of very interesting background on the body and natural health, I am starting to get into making my own herbal remedies and Jessie, the owner of Vintage Remedies, provides lots of recipes for great personal care items that I can use safely on my family and children.  Last night, I put together this fabulous, healing diaper rash salve!  And, I just couldn’t wait to share it with you!

What you need:

1 ounce of beesewax

1 cup of Olive Oil

1/4 an ounce of Calendula, Chamomile, and Plantain

2 2ounce metal tins

Lavender Essential Oil

Cheesecloth or a clean old t-shirt

(Many of these supplies and herbs can be purchase at  Mountain Rose Herbs and/or The Bulk Herb Store.)

Here’s how I did it:

Turn the oven on to 200 degrees and let it preheat.

Then, place 1/4 ounce of Calendula, Plantain, and Chamomile 1 cup of olive oil.

Turn off the oven.

Place the herbs in the oven, and allow them to infuse into the oil for 3-5 hours.

Place the infused herbs in a piece of cheese cloth or a clean t-shirt (one you may not want to use again), and squeeze out the olive oil into a small pan on the stove.  Turn your stove top to low and add 1 ounce of beeswax. Allow the beeswax to melt.  Once the beeswax has melted then allow mixture to cool 2-3 minutes until it begins to harden.

Once your mixture begins to harden add 7 or 8 drops of the lavender essential oil.  Then, carefully pour into two 2-ounce tins.

Allow mixture to cool. I put mine in the fridge so that it would cool faster. But, don’t leave it in too long or it will be too hard to use and you’ll have to let it warm up a bit.

And, there you have it!  Your very own, natural healing diaper rash salve.  If you enjoy home projects like this one and want to know more about herbs you must check out Vintage Remedies.  I really enjoy the comprehensive classes and there are many options for study! 

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{ 2 comments }

michelle March 1, 2012 at 10:19 AM

do you know if this is cloth diaper safe? the 1/4 an ounce of Calendula, Chamomile, and Plantain is that dried flowers?

Sorry newbie still learning
Thanks for sharing
Michelle

Becky March 1, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Hi Michelle,

Yes it is safe! That is dried flowers and herbs. And, I use it on my kids cloth diapers!

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