I get in these moods, quite often, where I just want to hand make everything! I started making my own hygiene products a few year ago so when I found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted to make some butt rash cream for our little girl. There was a lot of trial and error but after a million hours of recipe research and figuring out which carrier oils, butters and essential oils were best for healing rashes, I came up with a concoction that I think is amazing! It smells great and it heals little girls rashes over night!
About a week ago I got what I believe was thrush and because I’m breast-feeding I was so worried little miss was going to catch it. She didn’t show symptoms in her mouth but she did get a pretty decent rash on her bum that could have been from thrush. I don’t actually know what it was from but the balm I made did the trick. It was gone in a few days. I told my husband that night that either little miss just had a regular rash or I made an awesome anti-bacterial/anti-fungal balm on accident. I’m choosing to believe the second option because it’s a much cooler story 😉
But regardless of its possible thrush healing properties, it is still an amazing booty balm and I would recommend it to anyone who is trying to find or make an all natural /organic diaper rash balm for their baby. I didn’t use any chemicals, dyes or preservatives so you won’t find those in the ingredients. I used as many organic ingredients as I could find and I highly recommend the same for anyone who is going to make this balm. It’s going on a very sensitive part of your baby, use ingredients that are the best.
EVERYTHING YOU WILL NEED:
~ A medium-sized mason jar.
~ A double boiler (or a pan and a glass bowl).
~ A spoon to mix.
~ Little jars to hold the balm.
~ Dried Chamomile.
~ Dried Calendula.
~ Apricot Oil.
~ Coconut Oil (I get mine at the Grocery Outlet for $10 but the link is where you can get the same brand on Amazon).
~ Raw, unrefined Shea Butter.
~ Raw, unrefined Cocoa Butter.
~ Raw, unrefined Mango Butter.
~ Arrowroot Powder.
~ Tea Tree Essential Oil.
~ Lavender Essential Oil.
~ 1/2 cup Coconut Oil.
~ 1/4 cup infused Apricot Oil (the one you made.)
~ 1/4 cup Shea Butter.
~ 1/4 cup Mango Butter.
~ 1/4 cup Cocoa Butter.
~ 2 tsp Arrowroot Powder (optional).
~ 5-10 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil (optional).
~ 5-10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (optional).
Every time I remake this recipe I end up adding something new. So here are some things I’ve added that you can choose to add as well or leave out. Remember, this recipe will work in many ways so you can tweak it however you like.