Just today I was applying my Homemade Diaper Rash Cream on my youngest. Once again she had a nasty bout of rash. Even though my original experimental diaper rash cream was in a glass jar, and I reheated it and poured it into a squeeze bottle, you still have to let the cream soften in your hands then rub your hands on a very sensitive and possibly raw bottom! Putting it in the squeeze bottle did help with contamination, but it still doesn’t seem all that sanitary! Of course, neither does Desitin. I thought if I could make a DIY diaper rash spray all these issues would be solved. It would be especially helpful when baby is in pain and does not want to be touched there.
This recipe calls for 3 ingredients. Each ingredient is safe and very healing for babies bottom! You can rest assured there are no parabens or other harmful ingredients for this baby spray!
Witch Hazel is excellent for diaper rash! Apart from being an astringent, it is very healing and calms the skin. It reduces inflammation and helps clean the rash.
Aloe Vera is also very healing and calming.
Lavender essential oil is antibacterial, anti fungal and antimicrobial as well as very calming to the skin. The aroma of lavender can also have a profound calming effect on a baby.
DIY Diaper Rash Spray
1/4 cup Witch Hazel (find it HERE)
1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel (find it HERE)
15 drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)
Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle and use! Spray just enough to coat the bottom, re diaper and you’re done! You will need to shake thoroughly each time you use it. The aloe will separate.
This spray is so versatile. I split my recipe into two 2 ounce spray bottles and am using the 2nd on my face for a toner! It is moisturizing and soothing. Witch Hazel is wonderful for the skin and the Lavender makes it smell great! You could use this spray on sunburns or even on scrapes and cuts. Add other essential oils like Frankincense and Chamomile for added healing and soothing! This is one versatile DIY!
I suggest making small amounts at a time and using within 1-2 mos. The aloe and witch hazel I suggest contain their own preservatives so it might last a lot longer, but since we’re dealing with our babies, I’m staying on the safe side. The lavender is antibacterial and anti-fungal which will also help keep the spray fresh longer.
Remember-Your DIY is only as good as your ingredients are. When it comes to diaper rash, quality ingredients are an absolute must. I suggest finding your essential oils, witch hazel and aloe at Mountain Rose Herbs.
I’ve been using this spray for a few days now. My daughter loves it and asks for it! It healed her rash so quickly but I still spray it on her because it’s so good for her skin!