Kate raises a good point in this article. Traditional diaper creams were often used as barrier creams to protect an existing rash from additional moisture or bacteria. They weren’t intended to prevent or heal rashes. After realizing this, Kate decided to make her own diaper rash salve.
She infuses oil with 3 skin-soothing and healing herbs. Then she combines the infused oil with beeswax to make the final balm. It’s a super simple recipe with easy-to-follow directions.
The balm protects the baby’s rash and the herbs help to heal the baby’s skin:
• One herb has antibacterial properties that soothe and heal skin.
• The second herb has healing, cleansing and moisturizing properties.
• Finally, the third herb has antiseptic and antifungal properties that speed up healing.
It’s a nice, simple home remedy. Click on the Homemade Diaper Rash Salve link below to see Kate’s complete recipe.