I’m soooo excited to share this new discovery of mine! I’ve been looking for months for a diaper cream/lotion that has oatmeal in it. Oatmeal baths have been so handy for diaper rashes in our home and I wanted to have something to use that was cloth safe to prevent and to keep the pesky rashes away! I finally found it! And why I couldn’t have come up with this on my own is ridiculous!!! Either way I finally found a recipe and it’s fabulous!!!
- 1/2 cup ground oatmeal
- 12 oz of coconut oil
- 2 tbs olive oil
First I threw the olive oil and coconut oil into a sauce pan on low heat.
So I think I will elaborate on why these ingredients are sooooo encredible!
Oatmeal is one of the few natural ingredients to receive recognition from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Oatmeal contains both anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties which is ideal for sensitive skin and to treat a variety of skin disorders (i.e sunburns, eczema, poison ivy, rashes, and dry skin).
Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Unlike commercial moisturizers that can clog pores and exacerbate current skin conditions, olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin while providing a cleansing effect.
Coconut oil also is able to penetrate your skin on a deeper level than your average product because of its low molecular weight and the way it bonds with proteins. The saturated fats that helps the skin stay moisturized. Coconut oil contains Capric, Caprylic, and Lauric acid. These three fatty acids have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. As a result, when applied on the skin, coconut oil protects from microbial infections that can get into open wounds or even enter the body through the pores. This microbial action can be experienced even if coconut oil is taken internally, as the fatty acids boost the immunity when converted to monocaprins and monolaurins.
So with these three amazing ingredients how can you go wrong!?!