DIY Diaper Rash Spray {Diaper Cream, but Easier!}

How to make cloth diaper friendly diaper rash spray.

How to make cloth diaper friendly diaper rash spray! {Diaper Cream, but Easier!}Diaper rash spray is an alternative to diaper rash cream. You can make your own with just a couple ingredients and it is cloth diaper friendly. You can DIY this spray easily and affordably by following the tutorial below!

You want to know how to make your own diaper rash spray. Trust me.

I've been using diaper spray for rashes on K, and it's wonderful and easy to use. It is SO convenient and it's the only option I've discovered that doesn't have my son trying to crawl off the changing pad to get away from me. I think it's tough for them to sit still when you're rubbing ointment into the raw, rashy area you've already cleaned with wipes. It's a fair complaint in my opinion. Since switching to spray, I've been able to heavily coat him bum with the spray without him crying unnecessarily. Happy momma.
This is the store bought spray we've used...
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While it is good, we cloth diaper and I don't believe this is cloth diaper friendly. There are also a lot of chemically ingredients so a more natural spray seemed like a nice concept. I like to save the extreme chemicals only for when absolutely necessary and try to attack small rashes (or other health issues) naturally whenever possible. But I haven't seen a cloth diaper friendly spray. In fact, I don't see too many ointments for diaper rash that are cloth diaper friendly at all. It's an issue. Some people use disposable diapers when they need to use ointment, others buy whatever cloth diaper friendly ointment they can find, and others use a liner for protection over the cloth diapers to keep the ointment from ruining them.

In the past, I made my own diaper rash cream and put it in an upcycled baby food jar by the changing table. We ran out. I wanted spray this time though so I started investigating how I could make a spray with the same ingredients. 

I wasn't sure how to properly liquify the coconut oil though and I found this great tutorial on making a coconut oil spray for body lotion. I decided to take the same route. I posted about my process, but then it ended up solidifying after a while so with the help of kind anonymous comment, I was informed that there is a type of coconut oil that is actually meant to remain a liquid! This made making this spray EXTREMELY easy. So I deleted most of this post and edited for the easy directions. Enjoy! 


Below are two items that you can purchase to make this spray. They're all you need if you upcycle a bottle and sprayer to make the container for it. 

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All I did was fill my spray bottle with the coconut oil, add 10 drops of tea tree oil into it and stir. Screw on spray top, add label. So easy.

So far, I'm pretty happy with this.

What makes me even happier is that this spray doesn't have much of a scent to it. The Dr. Smith's spray has a strong smell which, while I like the smell, makes me nervous about the chemicals. I really hate how most of the diaper ointments on the market smell insanely toxic. The Dr. Smith's spray is the most pleasant ointment I've found besides the Cloth Diaper Friendly Diaper Cream options (affiliate link). I do see there's a cloth diaper friendly spray available on there, but it appears to be for washing baby's bum, not for treating diaper rash. Our pediatrician does recommend washing a baby's bottom thoroughly when they have a rash with soap and water so I'm guessing that spray with some wet cloth wipes would do the trick before applying ointment. You could also use a spray bottle with soap and water if you wanted.

I should probably disclose at this point that I am not a doctor. If your baby has a rash and you're concerned, contact your pediatrician. Some rashes need more than an over the counter cream, and natural creams don't always solve every rash. We use disposables or a liner on our cloth diapers when we need to use non natural creams.

Are you considering switching to cloth products? Do you love cloth diapering? Curious about cloth products such as cloth menstrual pads, wet bags, and unpaper towels? I just released a fantastic book that is ALL about using, laundering, and sewing reusable cloth products. It even includes instructions on this project! Pick up "The Complete Guide to Using, Laundering, and Sewing Reusable Cloth" today and get started saving money and the environment!

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DIY Danielle: DIY Diaper Rash Spray {Diaper Cream, but Easier!}
DIY Diaper Rash Spray {Diaper Cream, but Easier!}
How to make cloth diaper friendly diaper rash spray.
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