This is the best diaper rash cure I have ever tried. Better than any store bought cream. Better than coconut oil and fresh air (my old standby). Better than the zinc oxide creams I’ve concocted. It’s seriously the best. A few months ago Nate got a raging case of diaper rash that seemed to defy anything I put on it. At the time I was working with bentonite clay for a variety of other skincare products and it occurred to me that clay’s naturally absorbent and skin soothing properties would be a natural fit for diaper rash. I googled to make sure it was safe for such a delicate area, then gave him a shake of pure, powdered bentonite clay. It was amazing. It whisked the moisture away like magic and by the next diaper change his raw, red skin was considerably better. Within a couple days he was as good as new. Now I keep a shaker of it on hand and use it like baby powder whenever I notice redness. It’s cheap, easy, and hands down the most effective diaper rash treatment I’ve found.
The Ultimate Baby Powder
- Powdered bentonite clay (see notes for where to find)
- Plastic shaker bottle (see note)
- Pour the powdered clay into the shaker.
- Sprinkle a little on baby’s bottom whenever you see signs of diaper rash.
- Bentonite Clay: I only use pure bentonite clay with no additives. I get my clay from 2 sources – Mountain Rose Herbs: http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/clay/clay.html and Redmond Clay: http://www.amazon.com/Redmond-Trading-Company-Clay-Ounces/dp/B001DJ6J5W. Mountain Rose’s clay is less expensive ($7.50/lb at the time of this writing) but the shipping is cost prohibitive if you’re only doing a small order. Redmond Clay is available on Amazon, often with free shipping. Redmond Clay is just a touch finer but they’re very similar and both great.
- Shaker: A little goes a long way so I prefer a 2-4 ounce shaker. A little spice shaker works great or you could repurpose a small commercial baby powder shaker (thoroughly cleaned and dried). Whatever you choose, make sure it’s not made of metal. Bentonite clay has a leeching effect on metal and it will hurt the quality of your product.