A jar, some essential oils and a few diapers walk into a bar…
Well that caught MY attention, at least. A little over a year ago, Kyle and I were dealing with a situation we had no idea how to solve or if we would be able to solve it. Our 1 year old was getting some pretty major diaper rashes. I’m not talking some extra red, extra sensitive welts on his little bottom. I am talking, Waking up in the morning with sores that, sometimes, would bleed. We were always super diligent about making sure he was changed whenever he needed it, during the day. At night, however, there was no way to change him without waking him and ruining his sleep so we used the old, cross your fingers and pray he won’t wake up with a rash his morning, method. It didn’t even happen all the time, however, it was enough that our poor sweet boy was developing a fear of diaper changes. Even our favorite butt paste we used to use on our daughters rashes, when they were his age, wasn’t working.
Without really thinking I was going to find the answer to all our problems, I turned to the Essential Oils I had ordered from a FB party a friend had invited me to. I went to their blog and searched everything I could until I found a recipe for diaper cream. Only 3 ingredients and I had them all. PERFECT! I’d try anything at this point.
I didn’t even wait for the oil to harden. It was cool enough so I was going to use it! Our sweet baby, who was so distressed at the idea of ANYTHING touching his little booty was in his usual state of tears, screaming and trying to push our hands away with his little feet, which btw, were very strong and made diaper changing a 2 person job when he had rashes. With as much care as I could muster, I took a deep breath and applied it…… silence. Suddenly, he was quiet. He had just stopped crying dead in his tracks. I know it sounds dramatic, especially the way I am writing this. However, I kid you not when I say his reaction was instant. He was no longer in pain. To top it all off, his rash was almost completely gone the next day! After that, we never used anything else. We even used it when he didn’t have a rash to be extra careful. Guess what? No. More. Rashes.