Diaper rashes and babies go hand in hand. No matter how hard you avoid getting a rash, it could still happen. For moms who want to save a homemade diaper rash can help save lots of money in the long run. Also with a homemade diaper rash, you know what’s in it so you know that it is natural and will not harm your baby. Here is a simple 2 ingredient diaper rash formula that works wonders on your baby’s bottom.
¾ cup coconut oil
¾ cup corn starch
Put the coconut oil in a clean bowl. Beat it with an electric mixer for around 8 minutes. Add the corn starch and stir well.
Coconut oil is very soothing and will moisturize your baby’s bum naturally. It also has anti-fungal properties. The cornstarch will act as talcum powder to keep baby’s bottom dry.
For rashes that don’t go away easily, you can make your natural homemade diaper rash medicated by adding 1 tablespoon of polysporin. Although polysporin is not natural it is not petroleum based. So this is safer for baby’s sensitive bottom. Only medicate your homemade diaper rash cream when necessary.
The total cost for your homemade cream is around $2 if non medicated and around $3 if medicated. This is still cheaper compared to well known brands like Penaten diaper cream which costs around $7. The homemade batch is also bigger compared to Penaten’s packaging.
Having a baby can be expensive but at least modern and conscious mothers can save a little when it comes to baby care products. This cream is a great way to save money and keep baby away from harmful chemicals.