Diaper Rash

 

Diaper rash is, of course, the most common of baby problems and although thought of as a minor inconvenience it is actually very painful for the baby and worrying for the mother. Essential oils provide an easy solution to the problem. There are actually two combinations that work equally well – make your choice according to which oils you happen to have in the home:

German Chamomile and Lavender

Yarrow and Lavender

When you wash the baby’s bottom, use cotton wool dipped in a bowl of warm water to which you have added 1 drop each of your chosen two-part combination of essential oils per pint of water (swish the water around well first). Use clean cotton wool each time and avoid chemically perfumed “baby wipes”. Now dry the baby thoroughly and apply a mixture of zinc and castor oil cream to which you have added your chosen combination of essential oils: 1 drop of each to 4 teaspoons of cream.

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