- Always educate yourself about properties and contraindications of essential oils you are going to use.
- Be sure you are not allergic to any ingredient before applying it on your body. First apply a dab on your wrist for example, and wait 24 hours to see if any irritation occurs.
- Make sure you buy the pure base ingredients and choose ingredients that have the most beneficial nutrients.
- Always dilute an essential oil in a base oil unless you are sure it is safe to use it neat.
- If you can afford, spend a little more on high quality and organic oils. This will insure no unnecessary chemicals are applied to your skin.
Skin rashes such as cradle cap, diaper rash or thrush, are very common in babies and home treatment is usually all that is needed for most cases. Here is how you can use chamomile essential oil for diaper rash.
Why use chamomile essential oil for diaper rash?
Both Roman and German chamomile have excellent calming properties.
German chamomile is very effective on the skin to sooth and calm baby skin rashes and for tissue regeneration. Roman chamomile is more effective for irritation and impatience.
Easy recipe with Chamomile Essential Oil
Here is a diaper rash cream recipe that is very simple to make. You only need to add German Chamomile to unscented cream and it will help prevent bacteria from developing on the skin.
- German chamomile – 2 drops (You can also use lavender essential oil or tea tree oil instead, if the rash is due to a bacterial infection)
- Organic unscented cream – about 60 grams.
When choosing the unscented cream, read the label to be able to make sure it doesn’t contain harmful chemicals. Many products are made from petrochemicals and should be avoided because they are easily absorbed by the body (causing rashes, allergies, etc.).
For more remedies for diaper rash, check this page!
Caution: Make sure your baby is not allergic to chamomile essential oil before applying it on diaper rash. Please read more about essential oils and how to use them. With some diligence, you should be able to clear your child’s diaper rash in a few days without a visit to the doctor, but contact your doctor if the rash looks as though it may be infected.