Homemade Diaper Cream

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Oh, I’m feeling pretty clever right about now. Uh-huh.

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I found a recipe for purely natural, homemade diaper cream and with a tiny tweak, it’s positively luscious!

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And since I teach lots of classes to lots of expectant moms, it seemed like the perfect thing to make a zillion little samples of. So, as you can see…

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that’s just what I did. But the thing about this stuff is–it’s really a perfect first aid cream as well. In fact, I’ve been using it all weekend to soften my cuticles, and heal a tiny cut on my thumb, as chapstick and on a dry patch of skin by my ear. I know. Random.

But the point is that this is some very universal, soothing, healing cream that has quite a few purposes…one of them just happens to be Diaper Cream. But the list goes merrily on– rashes, burns, scrapes, chapped skin, etc. Handy-dandy stuff I tell you.

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I thought maybe you’d be so terrifically impressed that you’d like to make some of your very own.

So here, my darlings, is the recipe. Prepare to be stunned at how easy and fun it is and how earthy and zen you feel. You’ll see.   :}

Natural Diaper Cream

Ingredients:

1/2 oz. (2 Tbsp) beeswax

3-1/2 oz. fractionated coconut oil

3 drops doTERRA Melaleuca

3 drops doTERRA Lavender

Directions:

Put the beeswax in a glass measuring cup and place in the top of a double boiler. Gently melt over simmering water, stirring until smooth. It may take a few minutes so be patient.

Slowly add the Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Remove from heat and add the essential oil, and stir. Pour into glass jar and allow to set.

That is it. Now aren’t you glad we’re friends?

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Homemade Diaper Cream
 
Ingredients
  • ½ oz. beeswax
  • 3-1/2 oz. fractionated coconut oil
  • 3 drops doTERRA Melaleuca
  • 3 drops doTERRA Lavender
Instructions
  1. Put the beeswax in a glass measuring cup and place in the top of a double boiler.
  2. Gently melt over simmering water, stirring until smooth. It may take a few minutes so be patient.
  3. Slowly add the Fractionated Coconut Oil.
  4. Remove from heat and add the essential oil, and stir.
  5. Pour into glass jar and allow to set.

Honey Spice Throat Drops

And oh, my goodness, I’m feeling very clever right now. It just hit me one night–while I was sound asleep–maybe I dreamed it, I don’t know. But I woke up thinking, “I need to make my own throat drops!” These ones will not just soothe a scratchy throat, but they can actually strengthen the immune system against the nastiness that is causing it in the first place. So there.

I have recently become an enormous fan of  essential oils–I know, I know, I was a bit slow to catch that train. But I’m here now and I’m pretty excited to find all these unbelievably simple ways to help the sweet little moms and dads that I teach every week…plus my own family and friends. So my Honey Spice Throat Drops are a good place to start.

Here is my brand new secret recipe…

Honey Spice Cough Drops

Ingredients:

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup butter

5-10  drops OnGuard (protective blend) essential oil

Put all the ingredients except essential oil in a heavy pan and cook slowly over medium heat until it reaches the “hard crack stage.”

Because area, altitude and climate can make such a difference in candy making, PLEASE click on this link and test your thermometer for your area. It will make all the difference in whether or not your drops are too soft, just right or burned. For example–at sea level, Hard Crack is between 300 and 305 degrees. But here in Utah, where we are waaaaay above sea level, Hard Crack is about 275-280 degrees. BIG difference. If you do this test and follow the directions~ your drops will work.

Resist the urge to turn the heat up higher to speed up the process. It will burn unless you keep it on medium and check it often. Once you can drizzle a spoonful of the syrup into a cup of cold water and have it turn to brittle threads–take it off the heat immediately. Wait about 30 seconds to a minute and then add the essential oil. Stir.

Pour into a buttered cookie sheet.  Fold edges of the candy into the middle with a metal spatula until cool enough to handle.

Working quickly, pull and roll into long strips…

and cut into nickle size pieces.

Allow to cool completely and harden. If your drops have been cooked long enough, you’ll be able to store them in a ziploc bag.

If they are a bit soft and still sticky, wrap them in waxed paper squares and store in a ziploc bag.

Just wait until you tell your friends what you just did.

You’ll likely be worshiped as a Goddess of Health and Happiness.

If you play your cards right, it’ll be true.

Note: You can also us Peppermint, Wild Orange,  Lemon or any number of yummy doTERRA Essential oils–think Lime, Fennel, Spearmint— oh, my.

Make sure your essential oil is the purest grade available. If it does not say that it is ingest-able, then it isn’t–so in that case don’t use it in this or any other.   :}

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Honey Spice Throat Drops
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 5-10 drops protective blend essential oil
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients except essential oil in a heavy pan and cook slowly over medium heat until it reaches the "hard crack stage."
  2. Resist the urge to turn the heat up higher to speed up the process. It will burn unless you keep it on medium and check it often.
  3. Once you can drizzle a spoonful of the syrup into a cup of cold water and have it turn to brittle threads--take it off the heat immediately.
  4. Wait about 30 seconds to a minute and then add the essential oil.
  5. Stir.
  6. Pour into a buttered cookie sheet.
  7. Fold edges of the candy into the middle until cool enough to handle.
  8. Working quickly, pull and roll into long strips...and cut into nickle size pieces.
  9. Allow to cool completely and harden.
  10. If your drops have been cooked long enough, you'll be able to store them in a ziploc bag unwrapped.
  11. If they are a bit soft and still sticky, wrap them in waxed paper squares and store in a ziploc bag.