Way back when, (on January 2, 2012, to be exact) we debuted Cheeky Bums Blog and one of our first posts was my recipe for homemade diaper spray. This is my go-to formula and it’s pretty much fool-proof.
well, I thought it was. And then I encountered the diaper rash that beats all diaper rashes. The kind where you call the cloth diaper manufacturer 3 times because you are out of ideas and your son is waking up in the middle of the night crying because his little cheeky bum hurts – kind of a rash. We are still battling it, and since he turned a year old, his skin has become so sensitive that we are even resorting to disposables occasionally – just to give his little tush time to heal.
I’m learning that there are a lot of causes for diaper rash, so even thought this new recipe has made a huge difference, it hasn’t cleared it up completely – but it was definitely a step in the right direction!
And if you’ve never thought about making your own homemade diaper wipes or diaper wipe spray, it’s incredibly easy! Even if you aren’t using cloth diapers, you can still start making and using your own wipes! (If you’d like to take the easy route, these are hands-down my all time favorite wipes!) Check out my first post here, on the ways that you can make and use your own diaper wipes and spray solution.
Over the next few weeks, we are going to be looking at some diaper rash remedies. For today, I wanted to start off by sharing with you my new and improved version!
Diaper Wipe Solution (Updated):
2 c. chamomile tea, still warm but not boiling
1 Tb. raw honey
2 Tb. coconut oil (coconut oil is naturally anti-microbial which also helps fight diaper rash and aids in fast healing of any rash sores)
2 Tb. castile soap or baby soap
4 drops of tea tree oil
It’s still pretty straight forward, but I now use chamomile tea as my base, instead of plain water. Chamomile is a mild disinfectant and has soothing properties, which helps reduce redness and pain. Simply brew the tea as you would for consumption and once it has cooled but is still barely warm to the touch, stir in the honey and coconut oil to dissolve (make sure the tea is just above room temperature – if it’s too hot, the heat will kill the beneficial enzymes in the honey). Once those are combined, then add in the castile soap and tea tree oil, stirring slowly, or you’ll get a sudsy cup of tea! Let it cool to room temperature and then use in a spray bottle for diaper changes.
Have you ever battled the never-ending diaper rash? What are some of your tried and true remedies?
This post is linked to Titus 2 Tuesdays at Cornerstone Confessions, The Homemaking Link-up at Raising Homemakers, WLWW at Women Living Well, Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways at Frugally Sustainable, Raising Arrows, The Prairie Homestead, The Better Mom, The Morris Tribe, Frugal Fridays at Life As Mom