Hey y’all! I’m so excited to share this blend of doTERRA essential oils that I’ve been using on my baby on and off since summer for her diaper rash flare ups. This summer sweet M weaned from the breast and started taking formula. I wanted to breastfeed until 1, but things were crazy and I was just ready AND she did fine! While I’m not 100% sure what the cause was, about 1 week after switching her to the formula, she started getting a pretty bad diaper rash. I switched formula, but it just got worse. She had no other symptoms that would indicate an allergic reaction so at that point, I hadn’t pinpointed it to the formula.
This rash just kept getting worse and worse. We had no less than 6 prescriptions, 2 of which were oral antibiotics thinking she had some sort of bacterial issue going on. I’m not a huge fan of antibiotics, but I was so sad for her and her bum that I was grasping.
Finally after about 8 weeks, yes EIGHT, I had lost it. I was sitting there thinking, “here I am, a doTERRA Wellness Advocate and I’ve completely forgotten about them”. I’m so quick to recommend them to others, but this time, I just totally failed for my own child. I knew that this rash was yeasty in nature and knew exactly what oils to use. I grabbed my book to see what else, if anything, I could add. About 3 days after applying this blend to her bum area at EVERY diaper change, she was COMPLETELY cleared up. I am never ceased in amazement by these oils. I really wish that I could provide a before and after of this, but I don’t think that very safe to do in this case. 🙂
So are ya ready????
Here’s what you need:
6 drops Melaleuca (Tea Tree) – antifungal properties
10 drops Frankincense – helps with soothing
6 drops Arborvitae – antifungal properties
10 drops Lavender – helps with itching and soothing
Fill the rest of a glass dropper bottle like these 12, Amber, 2 oz Glass Bottles, With Glass Eye Droppers I get from Amazon with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil (or another carrier oil.
Make sure that you are diluting this blend with enough coconut oil for your baby’s booty. If not, it’s likely they won’t like you very much. It may seem like a lot of diluting, but these oils are potent and powerful, even in small amounts.
Keep in mind that this is geared toward helping the body heal itself when yeast is involved. It is important to know the origin of the rash before treating!