Are you looking for a natural diaper rash cream that is made with natural ingredients? Don’t buy a random rash ointment from a store that’s full of synthetic fragrances. The best way to find a good rash treatment is to use a natural diaper cream! Using this as a preventative measure can be a good way to prevent severe diaper rash while providing a protective barrier, too.

Continuing on with my love of Essentials Oils  and natural products – I’d like to share my Diaper Cream Recipe with you! This recipe is great to treat AND prevent diaper rash. But, it’s not just for babies! It can even be used as a healing salve for other things – burns, dry skin, and more.

The good news is that it’s super easy to make and works as a moisture barrier and is great for skin irritation.

NOTE:  While I loved doTERRA Essential Oils – I am now using Young Living! Come check out why I made the switch!

how to make diaper safe diaper cream

How to help with diaper rashes

The great thing about this recipe is that it’s SAFE for cloth diapers! Yep! I’ve turned to the fluff side and started cloth diapering my 15 month old and it’s going great! We started with Bum Genius Elementals and 4.0’s. I’m really, really liking the Elementals and plan to buy more! Cotton Babies has an amazing sale on them right now! Buy 4 get 2 FREE! I’ll give you my full review on cloth diapers and flannel wipes soon – today let’s focus on this awesome cream!

I love coconut oil – we use it for all kinds of things – as a face and body moisturizer, in our food, to dilute our essentials oils or to help them spread easily and more. So, I started with a base of coconut oil since I knew it was good for cloth diapers and skin, added in some local bees wax and essential oils to help prevent and calm baby’s delicate skin – that’s it! I LOVE products that I know what’s in them and only have a few ingredients! YAY!

doTERRA Essential Oils are certified pure therapeutic grade oils

I’d be happy to help you get started with oils and answer any questions you have! Just message me!

Ok – now that you know that you can’t just put any oil on your family – let’s move on to the good stuff!

Here’s a step by step to creating your own cloth diaper safe diaper cream at home with minimal ingredients and effort!

Ingredients needed to make one of the best diaper creams

ingredients to make natural diaper rash cream

How to make the Best natural diaper cream

You want to create a double boiler on your stove by placing a heat safe bowl over a pan of simmering hot water. Place the coconut oil and bees wax in the bowl and melt. Stirring often.

making diaper cream in a pot on the stove

When melted. Remove the bowl from the pan and place on the counter to cool.

mixing the ingredients together to make diaper cream

When the oils is warm to the touch – add in your essential oils. Mix together.

homemade diaper rash cream

Pour into a glass jar and let cool and harden completely. It will be harder in cooler temps and will soften in warmer temps in your home. Make sure to clean your bowls and spoons before it hardens to make cleanup easier. I use a paper towel to wipe out before washing.

jar of natural diaper rash cream

That’s it! Use on your hands, baby’s bottom and skin and even your lips! We love this stuff!

This is perfect for homemade diaper cream and it is gentle on your baby’s skin! I prefer to use this over other conventional diaper rashes just because I love how it lasts a long time. A little bit goes a long way, too!

You can use this for preventing diaper rash to try to stop it from happening in the first place. It’s my favorite diaper ointment to use because it doesn’t use any toxic chemicals. Using soothing ingredients that can be used with a new diaper is a mom win! I hate using anything with harmful chemicals in it!

doTERRA Essential oils are 100% pure, therapeutic grade.

Check out my last post on making over your diaper bag with my thoughts on that and a link to my homemade baby wipes. STILL the best in my opinion!

*Disclosure: The above post contains affiliate links to products I love and want to share with you!

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  1. How will the recipe change if i want to add zinc oxide in it..?

  2. Great recipe. Just a little trick I learned when working with beeswax…. you can use a little bit of rubbing alcohol to clean out or off the beeswax. It makes cleanup easy.

  3. Hi! Made this and love it, but how do you take it on the go? It can get pretty messy in a container. Is there something else I can put it in for the diaper bag? Thanks!

    1. Why don’t you grab a small plastic container with a lid that is made for lotions?? Like this:

  4. How much does this recipe make in ounces?

  5. Can this go right on the butt and put the diaper on it or does it affect your diaper like would they not hold as much

  6. Hello! I had already found a recipe for homemade diaper rash cream, same ingredients as yours, plus some more, then I realized that I can’t use it with cloth diapers, in fear of it clogging my washing maching drain or pipes, because of the coconut oil solidizing when cooled. I’m wondering if you ever had any issues with that? Thank you!!

    1. HI! NO I haven’t had any issues at all. It washes right out every time. 🙂

  7. Hey There! I made this minus the beeswax and it molded in the container 🙁 Why use the beeswax?

    Does that help preserve it so it does not mold? I also added Frankincense to my mix and it heals after one swipe! However, now that there is mold in the mix we are tossing the ones I had made 🙁

    1. Ooh i didn’t see a reply to this but I’m curious too, was considering making some but without the beeswax because I don’t have it on hand. I’m also very curious to how exactly it molded since lavender and melaleuca oil are both antibacterial, one would think those would prevent any mold.

    2. Stephanie says:

      Curious as to why this would happen since coconut oil would not mold on it’s own. Did water get into it, maybe?

  8. says:

    gluten free cornbread stuffing

  9. Amanda Kintz says:

    Thanks so much for this awesome recipe! I’m a doTERRA rep as well and we are hosting a baby class…I’m making this recipe as a giveaway! I’ll be giving you credit. 🙂

  10. Thanks so much for the recipe. Im going to be making this to send to a cloth diaper organization to distrbute to various orphanages they work with.. Im looking at roughly a tablespoon of beeswax per cup of coconut oil, correct?
    Also.. Do Terra oils are hard to find here.. can you reccommend any other brands?
    And lastly.. Can I make this recipe in a larger quantity and have it turn out the same?
    Thanks so much!

    1. Amanda Kintz says:

      I googled the conversions and apparently 2 tablespoons = 1 ounce.

    2. Amanda Kintz says:

      Also, you can order doTERRA online and it will be shipped to you.

    3. Look into plant therapy. Fantastic company and more affordable because your not paying inflates prices of an mlm company. Doterra and young living are really good oils but expensive because they have to profit as well as the consultants. Look through their reviews, many have stated theyre comparable to the DöTerra and Young Living.

  11. I ran across this recipe while trying to find an alternative way of treating my toddler’s yeast diaper rash. Do you know if this is effective for yeast too? I am willing to try anything and I can’t wait to make this!

    1. Amanda,
      Use tea tree oil and lavender oil in your blend to cure a yeast problem. Do NOT use lavender if you are using it on a munchkin under 6 months. Tea tree is safe (use about 6-8 drops in a jar the size that is shown in this blog post) and effective for a newborn. Up to 12 drops for a baby over 6 months or a toddler.
      I am just months away from being a registered aromatherapist, and LOVE that women are incorporating essential oils into their day to day lives. Just be sure to use them safely!

      1. Amanda Kintz says:

        I am curious as to your reasoning for no lavender under 6 months. I’m an RN and I’ve studied herbs and essential oils for years and I’ve never heard that.

  12. Diane Sherman says:

    I LOVE this idea! I am a grandmother with lots of experience with babies’ bottoms, although there are no longer any babies in my family. I want to make some of this diaper cream for a very good friend who is making the change from chems to natural products. Because I use coconut oil myself, I know how hard it is in cooler temps. My question is this: can a warmer of some type be used for the jar to keep it a bit soft all of the time, or would the constant low heat degrade the product?
    Thanks for the info and you have a great thing going here. Keep up the good work.

  13. Would like to know more about the oils and prices.

    1. HI Rita! I will email you, now!


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