Diaper Ointment Recipe – DIY with Essential Oils

Erin ChamerlikEssential Oils


Commercial diaper ointments often contain irritating or harmful ingredients.

Avoid the chemicals! Be sure to read the INACTIVE INGREDIENTS on the label.

  • Fragrance on the label hides as many as 300 chemicals!
  • The barrier ingredient is often petroleum-based: petrolatum, paraffin, and mineral oil.
  • Hormone disrupting parabens are still found in commercial products.
  • Talc is still being added to common brands even though it has been implicated in lawsuits related to ovarian cancer. Avoid talcum powder and any products with talc.

Options and DIY Recipe below!

YL Graphic Diaper Ointment Recipe DIY


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KidScents® Tender Tush contains:
Natural Ingredients
Therapeutic-grade essential oils
No mineral oils
No synthetic perfumes
No artificial colorings
No toxic ingredients

Recipe for DIY Diaper Ointment

You can make your own base using shea butter, jojoba oil and coconut oil.

Debra Raybern uses Young Living’s Rose Ointment as a base for making an ointment.

Make your own base and add essential oils.


Use a double boiler to make this recipe. If you don’t have one, here’s how to use a Pyrex measuring cup and pan.

  1. Set up a mini double boiler using a glass Pyrex measuring cup to hold the Shea Butter, Jojoba and Coconut oils.
  2. Fill a small sauce pan half way with water, and heat the water to a boil.
  3. Add the coconut oil, Jojoba oil and shea butter to the Pyrex measuring cup.
  4. Place the Pyrex measuring cup in the pan of water, allowing the handle of the cup to hook on the pan.
  5. Once melted, remove the Pyrex from the pan, allow to cool a few minutes.
  6. Drop the essential oils into the melted oils.
  7. Put the mixture in the refrigerator until it hardens.
  8. Whip with hand mixer and place in a container.
  9. Label and use.