DYI Diaper Rash Cream Using Lavender Essential Oil.

Via Hayley Hobson
on Sep 27, 2013
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Yeah, me, the crazy, natural freak is here again.

This time, I am here to teach you how to make your own diaper cream.

I have been doing a lot of research lately and even the brands we think we can trust might have ingredients in the products that are harmful to our brand-new babies.

Making your own product is actually easier than you think—many of these ingredients you probably already have at home.

I am an all-natural kind of gal.

So if you think I’m a nut about what I put on my own body, can you imagine what I’m like with my little girl?

That beauuuuu-tiful new skin?

You wouldn’t catch me, a holistic health coach, putting any crappy irritants on my newborn. No way. No how.

So, I’m sharing my recipe for DIY Au Natural Diaper Cream with—what else, but essential oils. Duh!


What You Need:

  • ¼ cup coconut oil or shea butter
  • 15 drops Lavender essential oil
  • Glass measuring cup
  • Saucepan
  • Glass storage container


1. Pour the coconut oil into a glass jar. Hopefully it’s stored in a warmish place so it’s not too hard to begin with.

 2. Put about 1-2 inches of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil, put the glass jar with coconut oil into the saucepan until completely melted (3-5  minutes).

 3. Once melted, remove from saucepan and let rest for 5 minutes. Add essential oils and stir until combined. *reminder, please only add essential oil when the mixture is no longer hot (you want to retain the essential oil properties).

4. Pour into glass storage container and allow to cool.

5. Once solid, you’re done! Just apply a small amount when needed.

Note: Once your recipe is created, keep in a cooler place so it remains solid.

I’ve just given you a fantastic way to make your own diaper cream.  I’d love to hear your comments.  Have you tried something like this before?  Please leave your comments in the box below.

P.S. I use essential oils for their holistic properties; they are the most effective natural medicine I have tried.

Lavender: soothing, calming, great for burns, rashes and skin irritation.


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Ed: Bryonie Wise


About Hayley Hobson

Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, business coach, yogi, Pilates and holistic nutritional expert based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to strengthen, nourish and evolve through the cycles and shifts in life. Combining cutting edge understanding in all three disciplines due to years of anatomical study and dietary theory, Hayley’s approach leverages their blended benefits and results. Her unique and intelligent style promotes strengthening while softening–empowering her client’s to heal not only their physical bodies, but their hearts and minds as well. Hayley studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, continues her studies with David Wolfe, raw food expert and is an essential oil expert in her own right.  Her insights and articles can also be found on her blog, Mindbodygreen and Islaorganics. She has also been featured in Pilates Style magazine, Natural Health magazine and Triathlete Magazine.  She has fun running and playing in the mountains with her husband, former world-ranked triathlete, Wes Hobson and their two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Madeline. To learn more about her nutritional courses, events she's hosting and custom programs go to her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest.


4 Responses to “DYI Diaper Rash Cream Using Lavender Essential Oil.”

  1. McKenna Hydrick says:

    I made this today and after 4 hours, the coconut oil still hasn't solidified. How long does it take? I've never seen coconut oil stay liquid this long!!!!!

  2. 2momsnaturalskincare says:

    I use coconut oil and infuse it with chamomile, calendula, and comfrey then I mix it with other oils and butter like shea and cocoa butter, and if I really need some great absorbing power I add in arrowroot powder or zinc oxide. It works amazing on my sweet twins!

  3. sdzikas says:

    FYI, DIY is misspelled in the title. I am making this today! We went almost 8 months without a diaper rash (I love cloth diapers!) but this morning my daughter woke up with a bad rash and I want to help her quickly. Thank you!

  4. NanaK says:

    If you use Shea Butter in place of coconut oil do you still melt it?