Thursday, April 21, 2011

Diaper Cream & Lotion

I found this great recipe for a diaper cream from Passionate Homemaking for Miss Eliana.  I noticed her little bum getting red and immediately turned to this.  It didn’t even take a full day for the redness to go away.  A week later the same thing happened…worked like a charm again.  So, I thought I’d share this with you because it is natural and inexpensive to make.

First, gather your supplies: coconut oil, shea butter , arrowroot powder or talc-free cornstarch (to thicken) , a container to store it in and a hand mixer to blend together.


{I purchased my coconut oil and shea butter at Mountain Rose Herbs.}

Next, place 1/4 cu. shea butter, 1/8 cup coconut oil  and 3-4 Tbls. arrowroot powder in a bowl.  Blend until cream resembles a whipped icing.  (You may need to soften the shea butter before blending…I didn’t today because it is warm in my house, so it was soft enough.  When it is cooler inside, I soften the shea butter in a pan on the stove.)  Place in container and store. 




This recipe is so simple and quick to make.  We use it as a hand lotion too!  It is a little greasy because it is made with coconut oil, but it absorbs into skin very quickly. 

*Read Passionate Homemaking’s original post here to learn of the great benefits of coconut oil and shea butter.

1 comment:

  1. Wow this is a great recipe, I love anything with coconut oil in it. I use Coconut oil mixed with vitamin E everynight for facecream. I've noticed a huge difference in my wrinkles! (yaay) Love the blog! Stop by mine I have a couple fun giveaways going on this week!