Lavender Essential Oil for Diaper Rash

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Diaper Rash can be caused by more than just leaving your baby in a wet diaper for too long.  Other causes include:

*teething
*allergic reaction to alcohols, soaps and scents in baby wipes
*allergic reaction to the absorbent gels or bleaching agents in the disposable diaper
*allergic reaction to the detergents used to wash cloth diapers, clothes, blankets, sheets or anything the baby comes in contact with.
*a yeast infection (candida) caused by the baby being on antibiotics or breastfeeding from a mother on antibiotics.
*plastic pants holding in moisture and heat from a cloth diaper.
*ammonia from urine (pee)
*bacteria from the stool (poop)
*changes in diet or introductions to solid foods
*over reactive oil glands in the skin, and
*staph infection

Take your baby to the doctor if s/he has a fever, pimples, puss pockets or diarrhea with a diaper rash. Otherwise, you can treat the diaper rash with Young Living’s Lavender essential oil.  I like spritzing diluted lavender oil instead of using creams because I don’t have to cause the baby anymore pain by wiping the cream on the rash.  I also like that I don’t have to worry about the harmful ingredients in creams like BHA, Boric Acid, Sodium Borate, and Fragrances, that after continued use, can lead to more serious health concerns than a diaper rash.

I hope you get a laugh out of the video tutorial above.  Alexandria (Xandy) cooperated through plenty of video takes, and in the end, we went with the one where I wasn’t cooperating with her play time.  She just couldn’t reach that bottle cap unless she rolled over.

To make your own lavender mister, put 40 drops of Young Living Lavender essential oil into one ounce of pure water (not tap water).  Make sure it’s in a glass container so that the petrochemicals from a plastic container don’t seep into your unadulterated lavender mixture.  I like mine to sit over night, but many Young Living members let their’s sit for 20 minutes before using it.

Heavily mist the lavender spray on the baby’s bottom so that an even layer covers the bottom.  Reapply with every diaper change and watch how changes in the color of the rash reflect how quickly its healing.apsh

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Categories : First Aid

Comments

  1. Cole Sproul says:

    We for a family have actually liked making use of cloth diapers. We love the truth that we are able to spend less on throw away baby diapers and still not litter up the landfill too much. Thanks so much for this blog post it was a breath of fresh air.

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