DIY Natural Diaper Cream

For the first six months of my daughter’s life, her bottom was red about 80% of the time. My husband and I were using tube after tube of store-bought diaper rash ointment-trying to prevent a rash from happening. This method became pricey because how quickly we were using them. It definitely wasn’t the most cost-effective solution. Besides costing an arm and a leg, we had just started using cloth diapers. Store-bought diaper rash ointment and cloth diapers are not to be used together, due to the ointment clogging the fibers in the cloth and making them less absorbent. This predicament meant that in order to use the diaper rash ointment, we couldn’t use the cloth diapers. After a little bit of research and a few trial attempts, we have found the solution to our problem: a cheaper, homemade, natural diaper cream! Good bye sore bum, hello cloth diapers. Win, win!



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Pure beeswax pellets

Pure fractionated coconut oil

Here is the recipe:

3 1/4 tsp of beeswax
3.5 oz of fractionated coconut oil
2 drops doTERRA Lavender essential oil
2 drops doTERRA Melaluca essential oil


Measure out beeswax


Melt the beeswax in a small sauce pan until liquid.



Pour fractionated coconut oil into melted beeswax.


Add essential oils

Take mixture off of heat and pour into a glass bowl.

Periodically stir the mixture while it cools.


When cooled, it should be the consistency of soft butter


If your cream is too runny, melt everything in the pan again and add another 1/4 tsp of beeswax. Repeat until you have the desired consistency.

Thanks for reading! Comment with any questions!  I would love to hear how your diaper cream turns out!

Kaydee 🙂