If you have a baby, chances are at some point you will tackle diaper duty by reaching for that diaper rash cream. It doesn’t take much for some babies to need something to soothe their little bottom.. many things can be an aggravator for a little bum including acidic food.
Our little one is quite a face-stuffer herself – she might just be under a year old, but everything you put in front of her goes in her mouth.. she loves to eat. But with the face stuffing comes the nasty diaper rash and it’s incredibly handy to have something to help that bum feel better.
Most parents turn to Desitin with infants or toddlers in diapers – probably because it’s heavily advertised, readily available and somewhat inexpensive.
I’m definitely on the fence about commercial baby items as a whole, and have discovered that it’s just easier at this point in time to make my own items because it saves me a trip with 5 kids to a busy store – parking, toting kids in and the constant requests for stuff along the way.
Making your own Baby Bottom Balm is incredibly easy and can literally take minutes – which is far faster than loading up the car, buckling belts and entertaining 1,001 requests for “stuff” along the way.
Wait.. that might just be my kids that do that… 😉
We made Baby Bottom Balm several months ago and it works terrific – but I wanted to take it a step further and put it in a handy stick. I feel quite fine dipping my hands in a jar and smearing it on a baby butt, but I’ll be honest… sometimes your spouse doesn’t always feel the same.
Instead of doing a cream, we opted to put our bottom balm in a stick and call it the butt paste stick – that way dad can help with diaper duty and he doesn’t have to scoop and smear a cream on a bottom.
A win for all of us!
The Bottom Balm contains the following:
Beeswax: Helps encourage new cell growth while also protecting the skin, locking moisture in.
Coconut Oil: Fights off infections and supports healthy skin while also serving as a deep moisturizer
Kokum Butter: Moisturizes, protects, and soothes skin.
Zinc Oxide: Optional.. but if used, is insoluble in water and protects the skin. Zinc will mix with the other ingredients and act as a waterproof barrier.
Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender AND Tea Tree are wonderful for supporting healthy skin. The are gentle for babies, and is wonderful when added to skin care products for skin support.
This baby bottom balm is incredibly easy to make – pull out your Pyrex Measuring Cup or a simple canning jar, the ingredients and your empty container.
If you don’t have these twist up sticks you can use an empty deodorant container.
Diaper Rash Stick:
This recipe makes one twist up stick.
- 3 Tbsp Beeswax Pellets
- 4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 Tbsp Kokum Butter (or you can use Shea Butter, Mango Butter, etc.)
- 2 tsp Zinc Oxide (optional but recommended)
- 8 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- Twist Tube Container (which you can get at Abundant Health or on Amazon)
- In your glass measuring cup, add the beeswax, coconut oil and butter and place in the microwave for 20 second bursts until melted.
- Once completely melted, remove from the microwave and allow to cool for a minute or two.
- Add zinc oxide (optional) and essential oils, then pour into your container and allow to cool. Apply as needed to affected area.
The bottom balm will be thick.. yet just soft enough to their bottom as needed. The beeswax gives it a firmer texture, so you can leave it sit in the bathroom or in the bedrooms without it losing its firmness.
Note: although we did incorporate essential oils, they are completely optional. If you do opt to use them in your baby bottom balm, please ensure that the oils that you are using are unadulterated, high quality essential oils – we use Young Living.
If you haven’t jumped on this essential oil thing yet… you are missing out! There is never a bad time… but right now is a really exceptional time. Who wouldn’t want Lavender at their fingertips to help with their little one?
It’s AMAZING to help your little one rest incredibly well and help you relax at the same time!
On top of the Premium Starter Kit, you can a TON of other goodies and reference material plus everything in your kit that you can use to make this diaper rash stick, too!
Plus, when you get the starter kit, I’ll send you a generous bonus, too!