The best ingredient for soothing the rash area is zinc oxide and we are using it as well. You can get it in no-nano powder form or can buy pure zinc oxide cream from the pharmacy. Most of the rash creams also use zinc oxide. Apart from that we will use the moisturizing ingredients like bees wax or you can also use cocoa butter or Shea butter to keep the skin moisturized. We will add few essential oils like tea tree oil and lavender oil for healing the rash quickly while also protecting the skin from germs. Keep in mind to never use any essential oil directly on baby's skin, specially on the broken area as they have high potency.
So let me tell you this recipe in detail.
- 4 teaspoons zinc oxide cream
- 2 teaspoons beeswax
- 2 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 drops tea tree essential oil
- One glass jar
Heat the beeswax on double boiler until it is melted. If adding Shea/cocoa butter, mix them as well. Add the half quantity of beeswax and half the butter. Once the wax is melted, remove from heat and add zinc oxide cream or powder and mix them slowly until they are merged together. Now add the essential oil very carefully, one drop at a time, so you don't put more oil then needed. Mix again and transfer the mixture in glass jar.
Keep the jar in dark cool place. When ever you need to apply the cream, take out a very small amount with spatula or spoon and apply very thin layer. Just apply with light hands and don't rub or try to blend. The layer is what we need to sooth and heal the rash.
Also try to let the baby stay diaper free for sometime, so the skin can breathe and dry on its own. You can also use this cream on other rashes or in fact can use for yourself as well if needed.