I will never forget the day my baby ate something that didn’t settle well and ended up with a really bad diaper rash. If you’re a mom you’ve probably experienced one of those rashes. Your baby’s bum is all red and you feel horrible because it looks so painful.
I make a diaper rash cream but I needed something that felt more soothing for my baby. I also wanted something that was easier to carry around and less messy. I started looking into the products we have used to heal our skin and that’s how I came up with this diaper rash healing spray.
My biggest priority when making baby products is that they are safe. A lot of baby products contain toxic chemicals, like parabens or phthalates. I want my baby to come in contact with the least amount of chemicals as possible. This is why making your own products is so great – you know exactly what’s in each product. Plus it is so much more affordable than buying premade products.
This diaper rash healing spray uses 2 key ingredients: witch hazel and aloe vera. You might be familiar with witch hazel because it’s given to woman for postpartum healing. Witch hazel has been used for centuries in skin issues – it promotes fast healing, eases pain, swelling and itching, and is a natural astringent.
Aloe Vera is also well known for healing skin, has antioxidants and antibacterial properties, it accelerates healing (has been tested in healing burns) and it also acts as an analgesic amongst other things. I remember growing up we had a few aloe vera plants in my home and we used them for everything: hair, skin and even ate the gel. It is one of those miraculous plants.
This healing spay is also great is you’re healing from birth or if your little one gets a bruise. I always carry a bottle in my diaper bag and mainly use it for bruises and after every diaper change. Plus my toddler says it makes her butt smell nice – haha!
The key with this healing spray is that you need to use quality ingredients, especially when it comes to the aloe vera. I have looked into different brands and haven’t found many up to my standards so right now I stick to the ingredients listed below.
If you’re lucky to live in an area where you can grow the aloe vera plant, you can use it the gel straight up on your baby’s bottom to heal a diaper rash. It works wonders!
DIY Diaper Rash Healing Spray
I like to carry this healing spray in my diaper bag so I’ve made the recipe to fit this 2oz spray bottle. If you’re using a bigger bottle, adjust the quantities.
- 2 oz glass spray bottle
- Stainless steel funnel
- 2 tablespoons of witch hazel
- 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
- 1 tablespoon of aloe vera spray
- 2 drops of Roman Chamomile essential oil (buy on Amazon). This is optional and should not be used on babies under 3 months.
In a small glass bowl or measuring cup add the witch hazel, aloe vera gel and aloe vera spray.
Mix until all ingredients are combined – you will know when it’s all mixed in when you can no longer see the gel and it’s all liquid.
Add the roman chamomile essential oil and mix one more time.
Transfer to a 2 oz spray bottle using a funnel to avoid spilling.
Place the top back on and it’s ready to use!
Use between diaper changes and for bruises. Make sure you shake the bottle before each use.
This diaper rash healing spray has so many uses and it’s so effective; that it’s all we use now. I really love how easy to use it is – just spray and done. No need to rub it in.
Once you make this healing spray, you’re going to love it!
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