Plain old coconut oil is excellent on its own because of its naturally soothing and antimicrobial qualities. Simple, gentle, and effective.
If you’d like something a bit more creamy, here’s another solution:
- 1/8 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup raw shea butter
- Optional: 3-4 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot powder (arrowroot is better because it does not contain talc, which can irritate)
- Optional: 1-2 tablespoons comfrey oil (wonderful for diaper rash or any kind of rash)
What to do:
With a hand mixer, blend coconut oil, shea butter and comfrey oil (if desired) until smooth. To thicken, add in a little cornstarch or arrowroot powder at a time until it is your desired consistency.
This recipe makes about 1 cup. I divided mine into four small containers: one for each room in our home where we keep diapers, and one for the diaper bag.
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