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While raising five kids, I have had my share of severe diaper rash. (<–previous post on my experiences) I am so thankful for all of the things I learned from Grandma Jo, but none more than her Witch Hazel Diaper Rash Spray!
Here recently Jocelyn caught a stomach bug that’s going around. My poor baby was miserable! My daughter ended up with a severe diaper rash that was bright red with blisters starting to raise. I could tell that it was painful just by looking at it, but her crying gave me a clear message, which was “DO NOT TOUCH ME!!” In all my years of raising five kids, I have only seen diaper rash this severe a few times.
Witch Hazel Diaper Rash Spray Recipe
- 1/4 Cup Witch Hazel, Alcohol-Free [ You can get it here ]
- 1/4 Cup Aloe Vera Gel, Organic & Cold Pressed – important! [ You can get it here ]
- 15 drops Chamomile Essential Oil, Pure & Undiluted [ You can get it here ]
- 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil, 100% Pure & Organic [ You can get it here ]
Mix all of the ingredients in a large glass bottle. The Large bottle can be stored in the frig and used later. [You can get one here ]
Pour some of it into a smaller glass spray bottle. [ You can get one here]
The spray bottle does not need to go in the frig. It will remain good for a very long time. I only put my big bottle in the frig, as it’s a habit I picked up from my grandma. (NEVER PLASTIC!)
First Severe Diaper Rash
I can remember when I dealt with my very first severe diaper rash. There I was sobbing, calling the doctor’s office (who was closed), and then rushing my baby to the emergency room in a panic! Yep, I was hysterical! Live and learn I guess. The next time we experienced a severe diaper rash, I knew what to do. I mean this is not my first rodeo, after all! LOL
The first thing I did was remove her cloth diaper and clean her bottom with a very soft warm, wet cloth. She cried, and it was breaking my heart, but I knew it had to be cleaned or she could get an infection! Once I cleaned her bottom, I let it air-dry while we played on a blanket on the living room floor.
Spray – Not Cream
After 30 minutes, I sprayed her down with Grandma Joan’s Spray and put a cloth diaper back on her. I didn’t even try using anything else on a diaper rash this severe. Anytime my kids get a diaper rash that I feel should not be touched any more than necessary, I use the spray!
The butt spray didn’t hurt her bottom. Less crying is a plus, for her and me. When she cries, I cry! I changed her cloth diaper about every 90 minutes to two hours, as soon as there was any sign of wetness! By that evening the blisters were disappearing and it looked much better!
About The Ingredients
Witch Hazel has astringent and healing properties and relieves itching. Good also for hemorrhoids, mouth, and skin inflammation and phlebitis. Very useful in skin care.
Aloe Vera Gel acts as an astringent, emollient, anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiviral. Applied topically heals burns and wound, and stimulates cell regeneration. This stuff is so good, cancer patients use it to heal radiation burns! (Note: Allergic reactions although extremely rare, can occur. Aloe Vera comes from the same plant family as garlic and onions, so if you are allergic to one, you may be sensitive to all. Always test first if in doubt.)
Chamomile Essential Oil. Studies have found that the inflammation-fighting flavonoids in chamomile essential oil are able to penetrate deep into the inner skin layers to calm inflammatory proteins, as well as fight free radicals that cause aging. Chamomile contains acetonic extracts that are also beneficial against bacterial and fungal infections. One study showed that the acetonic flower extract of German chamomile had “a higher antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) and Candida albicans than the traditional drugs” when applied topically.
Lavender Essential Oil is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions. It is commonly used to speed up the healing process of wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns because it improves the formation of scar tissues. Lavender oil is also added to chamomile to treat eczema.
The information contained on this website is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.
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