Have you ever noticed a nappy rash on your toddler’s bum? Thinking of making your own baby safe DIY bum butter? This is the exact time to. DIY baby bum butter recipe we recommend will help you get rid of those red patches on your baby’s bottom by making the skin silky and smooth.
Have you ever thought what can cause a nappy rash? There might be many reasons out there, but the most common ones are the following:
• Long contact with poo or wee
• Diaper rubbing
• Not changing the nappy often enough
• Cleaning agents like soap, gel or bubble bath
• Certain baby wipes containing alcohol (as an alternative make your own homemade baby wipes instead)
Think about the creams, butters, lotions you’ve been using so far. Are they baby safe? Do you often read the labels on baby products you buy? Next time when walking through the baby section in a supermarket take the most common nappy rash cream and study the ingredients. I promise they’ll surprise you and not in a good way.
You will need 4 simple natural ingredients to make your own homemade, all natural DIY baby bum butter: Shea butter, jojoba, chamomile and lavender essential oils.
has been used in Africa for centuries for its super moisturizing and healing properties, which makes it an excellent component in baby care products. Shea butter is high in Vitamin A, E and F. It has anti-fungal and yeast-killing properties, that’s why it’s very important to purchase raw, unrefined Shea butter to have all those mentioned properties in place.
Jojoba oil which actually is a liquid wax with oily consistency is a great compound for any baby skin care routine. It origins from Mexico and has been used by Native Americans for many years due to its healing properties. They used it to treat sores, cuts, bruises etc. Jojoba oil is high in vitamins and antioxidants like A, B1, B2, B6, and E, as well as Myristic Acid which has anti-inflammatory properties.
Wondering why many baby care products have chamomile compound? Chamomile is one of the ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. It has been used for thousands of years due to its many benefits like overcoming anxiety and depression, the remedy for insomnia, healing skin disorders, as a PMS natural remedy, allergy fighter, healing gastrointestinal disorders.
Lavender essential oil is famous for its calming and relaxing properties. The lavender scent also improves sleep. Don’t you use lavender sachets in your linen drawers?
Before making this wonderful DIY baby bum butter, make sure you cleaned and disinfected the area you’re working and the tools.
• 50g fair-trade organic Shea butter
• 50 ml jojoba oil
• 2 drops organic chamomile essential oil
• 2 drops organic lavender essential oil
How to make baby bum butter?
• Blend Shea butter and jojoba oil in a food processor until creamy and smooth
• Add the essential oils and blend again
• Transfer to a clean glass jar
How to use:
Smooth small amounts into the sore areas of skin after nappy-changing and any time the skin seems very dry or sore.
Note: This DIY baby bum butter has a shelf life of 3 months, therefore date it before using. It is suitable for all skin types, especially sore, cracked and inflamed skin.
How do you avoid the nappy rash? Are there any DIY recipes you prefer? Share your tips on avoiding the nappy rash in the comments below.