I recently went to a baby shower where we played “The Price is Right”. There were various baby items and the party goers had to guess the price of each item. One of the items was a diaper cream or “Butt Cream”, actually. When I heard the store price, I nearly choked.
It made me very happy that I make my own!
When I was pregnant, I made diaper cream, baby wash and wipe solution. My son is now 6 months old and I haven’t even used a quarter of the diaper cream… definitely worth the (very minimal) cost!
And all you need is two ingredients!
Here’s how to make your own diaper cream (and save a ton of money):
Ingredients: Coconut Oil & Vitamin E Oil
Directions: Take 1 cup of coconut oil (amount can vary based on preference) and place in a mixing bowl. Mix with a hand mixer on medium-high until coconut oil becomes a whipped consistency. Add a teaspoon of Vitamin E Oil. Place the cream in a small mason jar (or container of your choice).
And you’re ready to rub it on baby’s bum! I sometimes use it as lotion as well, particularly if my little guy has patchy dry spots. (Also, I got a rash on my leg when I was pregnant and remembered the diaper cream. I put it on and the rash was gone in the morning!)
UPDATE (6/16): My son is one year old and we’re almost halfway through the cream.