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Natural Diaper Rash Cream Recipe

Natural Diaper Rash Cream Recipe

My name is Geno. Six years ago, I left my corporate life in Guatemala City and moved to a small village on the shores of Lake Atitlan. I fell in love and now have my amazing four-year-old daughter named Love.

After Love was born, I wanted to treat her only with natural products made from plants. I had always been interested in the natural medicines that have been used by the Mayan community around our lake for centuries. This is where the development of my line of beauty products began—I started making natural products for Love.

 

You can read about how I ended up creating Natural Products below.

Guatemalan Mother & Entrepreneur Creates Line of Locally-Sourced Handmade Beauty Products For Her Daughter

Today I want to share with you a recipe for a Diaper Rash Cream that really works.

If you are interested in learning more about my product for moms and Newborns Click on this link.

Some reasons to make it are:

  • It is simple to make and the ingredients are easy to find
  • You will know what you are putting on your baby’s skin.
  • Most importantly, even a really busy mom can make it at home.

WANT TO WATCH THE VIDEO INSTEAD OF READING IT

ABOUT DIAPER RASHES

To start we will say that diaper rashes can be treated naturally, but you want to act fast and give relief to your baby. For this reason, I have listed these steps that I have personally tried and I never had a diaper rash turn into a severe case. Here are some important tips that will help you:

  • Changing diapers frequently, since diaper rash refers to irritation of the skin due to wet diapers, keeping the skin dry and moisturized is essential.
  • Avoid baby wipes with alcohol and fragrances
  • Try to have as much diaper-free time as possible. It will help speed up the healing process.
  • Use a natural diaper rash cream. You will get a recipe for this here, just keep reading!
  • Wash your hands before and after diaper changes. This will help you prevent infections.
  • Keep anything from rubbing that irritated skin.

FROM A TCM POINT OF VIEW

From a Chinese medicine point of view, Diaper rash is described as a damp heat pattern. Bob Flaws in his pediatrics book says: “It’s a heat pattern because the skin is red in color and hot to the touch. It is damp because there may be small water blisters, wet-looking sores, or the condition is aggravated by dampness.

Treatments in Traditional Chinese Medicine for infants start with the diet. The recommendation is to have a clear, bland diet. In a breastfed baby, this means that the mother should go on the clear, bland diet.”

Things to avoid in this diet include anything made with refined sugars, wheat products, cereals, dairy products (especially milk, cream, and cheese), processed foods, and fatty meats. The way you cook your foods can affect you too, so no raw foods and cold foods.

And last during the diaper rash period stay away from fruits.

TESTING

Now, shall we start making the diaper rash cream?! I have made several recipes, played with different ingredients, and settled with this one, the most effective one so far.

One of the benefits of this diaper rash cream is that it doesn’t contain any skin irritants like petrolatum or mineral oils. We also stayed away from essential oils on this recipe.

I have added a short video for mothers out there, and this is easy to make at home and natural ingredients are found at most Health Food Locations.

INGREDIENTS FOR

Natural Diaper Rash Cream Recipe

I selected the ingredients here for good reasons. Let’s take a look at  them and how they work:

  • Shea butter is full of fatty acids, its soothing and it contains Vit E and Vit A
  • Coconut oil is anti-bacterial and antifungal
  • Beeswax can help remove toxins from the skin, reduce inflammation, and is full of vitamins.
  • Non-nano zinc oxide is insoluble in water so it creates a barrier making the skin waterproof and keeping it moisturized.
  • Bentonite Clay will draw out impurities and toxins while keeping the skin moisturized.

RECIPE TO MAKE THIS SUPER EFFECTIVE Natural Diaper Rash Cream Recipe

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup shea butter
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp Non-nano Zinc Oxide
  • 1 Tbsp beeswax
  • 1 Tbsp Bentonite Clay

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a heat-resistant bowl weigh your shea butter, coconut oil, zinc oxide, beeswax, and bentonite clay.
  2. Create a double boiler by placing the bowl in a pan with water.
  3. Heat all ingredients at a low temperature until everything is melted.
  4. Let it combine well for about 10 mins
  5. Remove from heat, pour into a glass container and let it cool.
  6. And done, ready to use as needed!

I recommend you use this cream with eco-friendly disposable diapers. The zinc dioxide might cause you absorbency issues if you use natural cloth diapers over time.

Have you ever made Natural Diaper Rash Cream Recipe? How did it go? Share in the comments below!

 

I hate the term “Empowering Women.”

I hate the term “Empowering Women.” Empowering Women has become the term used when you offer a woman a job or an opportunity. In many cases more of a marketing term to place on a website or in blog posts or Facebook rant. What were we doing before this term now overused and without meaning grabbed the spotlight?

Women’s Empowerment Principles:

Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families, and communities.

How does this work if you are attempting to Empowering Women, where do you start?

In Guatemala, I have a great friend, a supporter of Boston Newborn Care, and our work. In turn, I admire James Dillon’s work in Guatemala, he never uses the term Empowering Women, and Enabling is his preferred means to express his work with Ethical Fashion Guatemala.

 

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

James works mostly with Mayan Women Weaving Artisans, in the remote Highlands of Guatemala. The textiles are all handmade dyed from plant seeds, natural cotton, and handspun into works of textile art. The weavers lacked access to technology; he enabled women to have access to websites, banking, and shipping.

Resulting in economic improvement, products sold internationally and sustainability for the weavers and other forms of Artisan works. Prior local Tourists were the customers, often bartering for a $20 scarf that took a week to weave.

 

Empowering Women

Empowering Women

James stresses the fact that Ethical Fashion Guatemala is a business, not a None Profit-seeking donation or a project. Artisans need work and sales, not donations.

Two years ago, James’ life in Guatemala changed, Fashionista wrote an article about how from Guatemala James forced ETSY, the on-line handcraft portal to remove thousands of Copyright works of Artisans from their website. The story went Viral.

Think about James’ story next time you see a sign or website about Empowering Women. I am today thinking how can I Enable more women??