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My Top 3 Diaper Rash Creams with All Natural Ingredients

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These 3 natural diaper rash creams will leave your little one's bum smooth and soft. 

My Top 3 Diaper Rash Creams with All Natural Ingredients

We've had some really bad diaper rashes to deal with with all of my kids but it really wasn't until I had my daughter that I really started paying attention to the ingredients in diaper rash creams and their possible negative effects.

These creams and salves are supposed to soothe and heal your sweet baby, but they are actually loaded with nasty ingredients including:

Petrolatum

The most common ingredient in most diaper rash creams, is used to block the loss of water through the skin and is derived from petroleum. Petroleum, of course, is made in the process of oil refinement. Canada’s Domestic Substance Association classifies petrolatum as a high human health priority with the expectation of harm and toxicity to be studied further.

Propylparaben and Methylparaben

Act as preservatives and fragrance ingredients in diaper rash creams. Both qualify as parabens and show strong evidence that the ingredients can mimic estrogen inside the body and disrupt important hormone functions.

Phenoxyethanol

Also used as a preservative and fragrance in many personal care and cosmetics products on the market. The European Union has officially labeled the ingredient as an irritant and the Japanese Cosmetic Agency has set concentration limits and manufacturing restrictions.

Zinc Oxide

A common, active ingredient in commercial sunscreens, deodorants, and creams as a skin protectant. Aerosolized or airborne zinc oxide has been labeled as a toxic risk to humans and a series of product testing on animals showed concerning allergenic effects.

What Are The Alternatives?

Luckily there are companies out there creating safe, natural diaper rash creams that are good for your baby. You can also make your own very easily with just a few ingredients.

So Here Are My Top 3 Natural Diaper Rash Creams

Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm

Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm

Angel Baby Bottom Balm was one of my go to diaper rash creams with my daughter. It's actually more of an herbal salve and can be used for much more than diaper rash, including bug bites, scrapes, chicken pox, minor rashes and burns.

INGREDIENTS: Olea europaea (organic olive) oil, Butyrospermum parkii (organic shea) butter, Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, Simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba) oil, Melaleuca alternifolia (organic tea tree), Lavandula angustifolia (organic lavender) flower oil, Calendula officinalis (organic calendula) flower extract, Hypericum perforatum (organic St. John’s wort) flower extract, Stellaria media (organic chickweed) extract, Plantago major (organic plantain) extract, Commiphora myrrha

It is toxin free and has a 0 rating on EWG's Skin Deep Database.

Motherlove Diaper Rash and Thrush Cream

Motherlove Diaper Rash and Thrush

Motherlove Diaper Rash & Thrush cream was another favorite of mine. I loved using it as a barrier to help prevent diaper rash as well as treat it. I love that it can serve double duty as a diaper rash treatment and a nipple cream. That really came in handy.

INGREDIENTS: extra virgin olive oil*, beeswax*, oregon grape root, myrrh gum, yarrow herb*, calendula flower* *Certified Organic Ingredient(organic chickweed) extract, Plantago major (organic plantain) extract, Commiphora myrrha

Motherlove's diaper rash cream also has a 0 rating on EWG's Skin Deep Database and is made with 96% certified organic ingredients. It is also compatible with all types of diapers.

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream Recipe

The Best Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

Now if you're the DIY type and happen to have a few ingredients lying around, you can easily whip up a batch of homemade diaper rash cream. You will just need the following:

See the complete recipe here.

It can be really hard dealing with a fussy baby with a diaper rash. Sometimes it's hard to know exactly what's causing the rash and sometimes topical treatments aren't enough.

If you're trying to figure out the underlying cause of your baby's rash, check out this great informative post: Anatomy of a Diaper Rash from the Earth Mama blog. It should help you pinpoint exactly what is causing the rash.

So there you have it, diaper rashes stink but there are safe, natural alternatives. 

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Jennifer Send

Thursday 14th of May 2015

I love Radiantly You's All Natural Calendula Booty Balm. It melts right into baby's skin and the calendula and lavender in it are so soothing.

Christina Anthis

Thursday 15th of January 2015

I LOVE making my own baby butt balm!!! Works so well when steeped in calendula!

thehomesteadinghippy

Thursday 15th of January 2015

I bet this would be great on chapped winter cheeks too ;)

Amy @Home & Farm Sense

Tuesday 13th of January 2015

I loved Earth Mama Angel Baby when my girls were little! I also made my own diaper cream but I added a few drops of lavender or a baby blend essential oil to help with healing. Homemade creams are so nice and much less expensive...:)

Lucy Mills

Monday 12th of January 2015

We use coconut oil in the wipe solution and CJ's when the going gets rough. Using cloth diapers with our third baby has been great, we have not had many rashes, thankfully!

Mindy Benkert

Monday 12th of January 2015

I'm glad you don't have to deal with many rashes. If I had another I would have to look into cloth diapers for sure. :)

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