Make your own DIY Diaper Balm to help protect baby’s soft, sensitive skin in between diaper changes. Just a few simple ingredients + easy to make!
Soothe your baby’s skin without harsh chemicals, petroleum products or breaking the bank with this DIY Natural Diaper Balm.
I used to reach for natural and organic diaper creams to soothe my baby’s skin. And I would shell out up $6-10 for a tube of all-natural diaper cream. Now I reach for my DIY natural diaper balm made with Lavender oil. It’s dirt cheap and lasts for a long time.
Ingredients to Make Diaper Balm
This diaper balm recipe uses just a few simple ingredients and can be modified with different essential oils to your preference.
- Coconut oil helps to soothe the sensitive skin of the diaper area, which can get irritated with constant wiping.
- Beeswax makes this recipe have a balm-like consistency. It also helps to lock in the moisture of the coconut oil, similar to how a lip balm would lock in moisture for dry lips.
- Lavender essential oil is very soothing to sensitive, dry skin. It’s safe for babies too. Be sure to read more about essential oils safe for babies.
Note: You could make this without the beeswax. I included it because I like a cream or balm-like consistency. I live in Southern California and my coconut oil is usually a liquid due to the warm weather. I wanted a DIY natural diaper balm that I could travel with and would stay solid in the middle of summer. The beeswax helps this diaper balm maintain that consistency.
How to Make This DIY Diaper Balm
It’s really easy to make this diaper balm. The full recipe and instructions are below.
- Use a double boiler on low heat to melt extra-virgin coconut oil and beeswax. Keep stirring until melted.
- Remove from heat once melted and add Lavender essential oil.
- Fill a 3 oz glass jar and let cool for a couple of hours to firm up.
- $1.24 for Lavender essential oil ($30.92 for 15 ml or 250 drops)
- $0.68 for coconut oil ($7.55 for 16 oz. coconut oil)
- $0.47 for beeswax pastilles ($9.99 for 16 oz. of beeswax)
- $0.87 for 4 oz glass jar ($10.49 for set of 12 glass jars)
Total = $3.26 for 3 oz of all natural diaper balm (without the toxic chemicals)
Compare that with 3 oz of a store-bought organic diaper balm cream that retails for $10. That’s a huge cost savings.
How to Use This Balm
Scoop out a dime-sized amount and smooth onto the diaper area after wiping. This diaper balm will help to soothe sensitive skin and lock in moisture to prevent dryness and irritated skin.
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DIY Diaper Balm
- Double boiler
- Small spatula
- 3 oz glass jar
- Use a double boiler on low heat to melt all ingredients (except essential oils).
- Remove from heat once melted and add essential oils.
- Fill lip balm tins and let cool for a couple of hours to firm up. Makes about 3 oz of homemade diaper balm.
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