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Homemade MIRACLE Diaper Rash Ointment Couldn’t Be More Simple

My daughter has had a diaper rash for her whole life. I’ve tried everything – from commercial brands to smaller, nontoxic brands with more natural ingredients. Some of them worked pretty good but the redness would never totally go away. I mean I could get it pretty well, her bottom would just always have a bit of redness that would never totally go away.

My Miracle Diaper Rash Ointment from WholesomeMommy.com

I hope you have not grown tired of hearing about my essential oils. I bought them and I am determined to kick the last bit of chemicals out of my home – and that means all creams, elixirs, and OTC meds have got to go!  Learning about how to use them has been fun and exciting – especially when something works BETTER than the toxic products we were so accustomed to using.  That’s what happened in this scenario.

So, one evening after bath time with the kids I was getting them dressed in their pajamas and decided to try some of the oils on my little one’s bottom.  I had recently read of another oily mama in my Young Living group using lavender and coconut oil and it worked well for her every day “diaper rash” needs. Then, she talked about how she had some kind of rash that she just couldn’t kick and lots of mama’s had suggestions for things to try. One of the suggestions repeated was melaleuca essential oils.

I decided to give that a try. I mixed a drop of young living melaleuca essential oil with a smidge of coconut oil {about equal parts} in the palm of my hand and them rubbed it over the diaper rash before putting on her pajamas and tucking her in.

The next morning when I changed her diaper, the redness was TOTALLY gone. I was literally amazed. Now, this is what I use ALL the time.

Other options for diaper rash ointment are equal parts young living lavender essential oil and coconut oil or equal part young living melrose blend and coconut oil.

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Coconut Oil: Moisturizing your skin, coconut oil can help make your skin work better. The fatty acids help reinforce the skin’s natural lipid barrier. This process helps lock moisture in the skin, promoting hydration.  The lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi!   For example, these substances have been shown to kill the bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus (a very dangerous pathogen) and the yeast Candida Albicans, a common source of yeast infections in humans. {source}  {I buy my coconut oil here for a VERY good price}.

Melaleuca Essential Oil {Common Name: TEA TREE OIL}: Australian Aboriginal tribes have known of the tea tree’s healing qualities for thousands of years.  They boiled the leaves of the tea tree to make tea and antiseptic poultices that treated cuts, wounds, and skin infections.  And, even today, the Australian army puts Tea tree oil in soldiers’ first aid kits!

Melaleuca is anti-viral and anti-fungal.  It can can treat minor wounds, encourage healing, and prevent infection.

Why You Need it in Your Natural Wellness Medicine Cabinet:

Besides being a great replacement for diaper rash ointment, melaleuca essential oil is also an effective treatment for:

  • mouth ulcers and abscesses
  • conjunctivitis
  • acne
  • boils
  • impetigo
  • psoriasis
  • dandruff
  • thrush
  • septic wounds
  • cuts and abrasions
  • ringworm
  • hemorrhoids
  • and help rid the hair and body of lice and ticks {Source}.

Be careful where you get your oils from though.  Tea tree essential oil is a potent healer, especially 100% pure tea tree oil like that from Young Living Essential Oils. Keep in mind that many essential oils on the market (even those sold in health food stores) have potentially toxic extenders. (Labeling laws allow manufacturers to use up to 50% chemical extenders and still say they are 100% pure).

If you are interested in learning more about oils and natural remedies go check out my posts under “Wholesome Wellness.”

If you are interested in purchasing oils for your own family, please go read my post here.

I am not a doctor, I am a mom who has taken control of my family’s wellness and has made it my JOB to educate myself in natural and holistic methods of wellness.  This information is meant to inform you but in no way be a way to diagnose, treat, or cure sickness as a medical professional.  Use your own instinct and seek medical attention in an emergency.

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