This is all about that baby bass. So if you’re here looking to treat your own yeast infection, this may not be what you’re looking for. It might work, but you should read more on adult yeast infection remedies. Anyway, Two years into our cloth diapering journey we encountered yeast diaper rash for the first time. And it lives up to its name yeasty-beasties. I had truly hoped to not have to deal with it, but I’m thankful we’ve only gone to war with yeast 3 times between 2 kids in 4 years. And that’s mainly because I dread stripping diapers.
Anyways, long story short, I came up with a simple, cloth-safe diaper yeast infection cream made of all natural ingredients.
And guess what?
I am sharing it with you only because it really works.
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Almost the entire rash had gone down in just two hours after applying the homemade remedy for diaper yeast infection.
That and letting her either roam in a prefold or naked, she was a happy camper.
THEN in 12 hours it was hardly noticeable. Of course, nighttime is a horrible time for the yeast beast so the next morning it had flared up again, but within just 2 days I can very happily say that it was gone and all my diapers were stripped.
Of course, nighttime is a horrible time for the yeast beast so the next morning it had flared up again, but within just 2 days I can very happily say that it was gone and all my diapers were stripped.
Home Remedy for Yeast Diaper Rash – Recipe
This homemade treatment is super simple and convenient. You can make as much or as little as you want. Just choose your container to put it in and make sure that it is thoroughly washing and dried. I chose a little glass jar . Something like a baby food jar, peanut butter jar, or something else would work just fine. In our home, I have used this on my daughter and on myself; I even used it when preparing for labor and had tested positive for GBS.
You can make as much or as little as you want. Just choose your container to put it in and make sure that it is thoroughly washing and dried. I chose a little glass jar . Something like a baby food jar, peanut butter jar, or something else would work just fine. In our home, I have used this on my daughter and on myself; I even used it when preparing for labor and had tested positive for GBS.
- 1 Tablespoon unrefined, raw, organic coconut oil.
Make sure that it is raw and unrefined as that is where much of the anti-bacterial and antifungal properties are in coconut oil. I use Tropical Traditions and it goes a long way and is well worth having on hand!
- 1/2 Teaspoon powder probiotics.
My favorite is Baby’s Jarro-Dophilus. I have had a bottle in our fridge since my daughter was a newborn. Probiotics are great to help reintroduce good bacteria.
- 1/4 Teaspoon (approx 20 drops) Grapefruit Seed Extract.GSE is known to be great at fighting yeast and urinary tract issues. In fact, I used it as part of how I stripped the yeast out of our cloth diapers.
- (Optional) 8 drops Essential Oil
Lavender, Helichrysum, and geranium are great to soothe and to treat the infection.Plus, they smell divine.
- (Optional) Replace the Probiotic and Bust open a capsule or two of Kyolic Garlic.
In fact, they have a formula that specifically fights candida. While it’s hard to get a baby or toddler to take it orally, it’s a powerful natural antibiotic.However, please note that I mention that it’s optional and if you’re going to do it, you need to replace the probiotic with it. You can actually make two creams and use the probiotic during the day and the garlic at night. (Garlic kills both good and bad bacteria)
Put all of your ingredients in the container that you are going to store it in and mix it together. Know that you can use this ratio to make more or less. I actually made 3x this amount for our little jar and it was half gone after about 3-4 days of slathering diaper cream on her at every change, potty break, and whenever she decided she wanted me to put some on her.
Probiotics are best kept refrigerated so they stay viable longer.
If you would like to refrigerate your diaper cream, that is perfect. I did not while we were using it just because the coconut oil can harden and I either have to use something to get it out to apply on her warm skin that melts it, or I have to melt it first. However, it did go in the refrigerator when we were done applying it at every change.
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Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 5 children living on a farm in New England. She believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience and has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development. She is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!
Thanks for this- although we are well out of the diaper stage,I have plenty of friends that will benefit from this! Pinned it for them too!
Thanks! (Just FYI too, it’s great for moms who might struggle with yeast as well 🙂 )
How do you strip cloth diapers? I didn’t know I could still be having problems because of the diapers!!!
There are lots of ways to strip diapers! For us, we use really hot water and soak in RLR and then wash again. Some cloth diaper companies liek Cotton Babies recommend doing 1/4 cup of bleach in your diaper wash once a month to keep the yeasties and everything away and if you live in a hard water area, it may take using something like calgon to make sure your diapers are getting appropriately clean!
What is RLR? Also when we mixed in our probiotic, it didn’t all dissolve in. Does the one you recommend, dissolve all the way in?
RLR is pure dense sodium bicarbonate. It’s an additive to strip diapers in the washer or in a tub overnight.
I am not sure what probiotic you used, but the one I suggested is a powder and mixes smooth so there isn’t any dissolving necessary.
Here is my affiliate link to RLR on Amazon. It’s fairly inexpensive and can be used to remove build-up on more than just diapers.
The probiotic I used was a powder and I was able to mix it in but then when the coconut oil harded because of not being warm, it sunk to the bottom and thus wasn’t equally distributed to use throughout.
Then the probiotic isn’t your problem. You eaither need to gently warm up the oil or get fractionated coconut oil.
Is this a good idea to apply to the nipples? (Breastfeeding). If yes, how often?
I have applied coconut oil and probiotics to my nipples while breastfeeding and it has helped a lot.
Sorry Rita to piggyback on your comment! But I can’t find where to leave a new comment.
All right so we are currently struggling with thrush and a yeasty butt! I have used various ingredients from your list of ingredients but never put them all together, so I’m excited to try a babies bottom as it’s a lot cleaner sounding then using Greek yogurt to cool and help heal babies booty.
What’s frustrating is we keep passing yeast back-and-forth as she’s breast-feeding! That’s what’s causing the used on her butt, thrush has moved through her system and is now on her butt. Every time she feeds though she’s re-infecting my nipples even though I’m cleaning! I absolutely hate the burning and pain of thrush on my boobs! This combination work on the oral thrush that’s been transferred to my nipples? Thanking this would be a lot easier and might actually stick better than the typical apple cider vinegar washes or yogurt applications.…
I just wanted to say thank you for this cream. It is the only thing that has healed my son of yeast rash. We tried every natural remedy and this combination was perfect. We didn’t use what the doctor recommended because the ingredients were petroleum and plastic. We appreciate you posting this so much! Thank you! Thank you!