Homemade Diaper Cream

Diaper rash cream

Commercial diaper cream can be made of ingredients that can irritate a baby’s delicate skin. This easy recipe is simple, natural, and great for soothing and softening skin in a safe way. While coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer, the majority of the soothing benefits are due to the addition of Lavender and Tea Tree essential oil.


¼ cup virgin coconut oil

5 drops Lavender oil

3 drops Melaleuca (Tea Tree) oil


1 Melt coconut oil in glass cup using microwave or double boiler.

2 Add essential oils and stir briefly.

3 Allow mixture to cool to restore the original consistency of the coconut oil.

4 Store in a sealable glass container and leave in cool place. Apply as needed.

Tip: This recipe makes 2 ounces, and should last as long as the expiration date on the bottom of your essential oil bottle, or for the shelf-life of your coconut oil of choice.