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The Best Diaper Rash Cream for Severe Diaper Rash

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If your baby or toddler has experienced a severe diaper rash, you know how distressing it can be. Last summer, my daughter had a terrible diaper rash that seemed to last forever. 🙁

We spent a week on vacation at the beach trying desperately to keep the poor baby comfortable. This is a tall order when you are dealing with the water and the sand…

I am actually convinced that it is impossible to get rid of a diaper rash while on vacation at the beach.

When we returned from vacation I was determined to find a natural remedy for baby girl's diaper rash.

While browsing the web for diaper rash home remedies I discovered a simple, 3 ingredient recipe posted by The Passionate Homemaker. Amazingly, I had all 3 ingredients in my cupboard.

I was cautiously optimistic as I followed the recipe, which I will share below. At this point, Lexie, had been suffering from this terrible rash for over a month and a half.

So I whipped up a batch of the diaper rash cream and started applying it at diaper changes. It may be a little uncomfortable at first for your little one, but this usually passes after a minute or two.

I was amazed at how quickly the diaper cream worked…

Within 24 hours her rash was completely gone!

So here you go, my favorite and in my opinion…

The Best Diaper Rash Cream Recipe:


1/8 cup coconut oil (You can use refined or unrefined. I just used what I had at the time.)
1/4 cup raw shea butter 
3-4 Tablespoons arrowroot powder to thicken

Combine the coconut oil and shea butter using a hand mixer or a stand mixer. You may need to soften the shea butter a bit.

Add the arrowroot powder one tablespoon at a time until you are happy with the thickness.

Transfer to a small covered container. I like to use the small Ball Jelly Canning Jars for my lotions and creams. They are very handy and you can buy a box of lids for a few dollars.

This is a very simple recipe. I love keeping things simple. It just makes my life easier.

But if you would like to add a little variation to this recipe, Wellness Mama has a very similar recipe with the addition of calendula and chamomile flowers. Check that out here.

I hope sharing this recipe brings relief to a lot of little baby bums and their parents.

P.S. Do you have any diaper rash home remedies that have worked for you? Please leave us a comment and share it with our readers.

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Tammy Grimes

Monday 20th of June 2016

Few quick questions is this okay on cloth nappies and do u know the weight of the ingredients? Thanks


Tuesday 15th of September 2015

My second child has been fight a diaper rash for about a month. Coconut oil is my go-to for regular diaper cream so I change it up to the yum bum therapeutic cream.

Other things we do are baking soda baths. Just dump in a bunch of baking soda in the tub (maybe about a half a cup?). Just watch out if your babe is little and wiggly. They can be very slippery with the baking soda water on them.

Also air time. (Yes, I do clean up puddles every now and then).

They do clear up though! His are teething related right now so we just have to keep fighting them off!

Mindy Benkert

Wednesday 16th of September 2015

Thanks so much for sharing all of these great tips! :)


Tuesday 21st of July 2015

Hi!! I am from the island kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific!!!. We don't have your luxury life in which we can get a cream or so and mix. But we do have nature.. We have this tree called Pometia pinnata or TAVA.. it helps with the diaper rash almost intantly. We use the bark.. scrape the outer bark off and than use the inner bark and gather it in a bowl.. Use a clean wet cloth to gather your bark stuff on. Just squeeze the cloth together with the bark stuff in it should have juice... if not get a tablespoon of water and put the cloth in together with the barkstuff for 4 second than take it out and squeeze out the juice.. apply the juice at the rash... within 20-30 seconds the rash is gone for good!..until next rash occurs!!! hahaha

Mindy Benkert

Thursday 23rd of July 2015

That is incredible! There is so much provided in nature to help with just about anything. Thanks for sharing your story. :)

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