DIY Natural Baby Bum Cream in 5 steps

by Amy
Blogger, nutrition expertDIY Natural Baby Bum Cream

I'm super excited to share this DIY Natural Baby Bum Cream with you. Recently, there has been something in the water around here and a lot of my friends are having babies — which is fabulous! I get to play with them and create all-natural products for them (which their mommies love).

The recipe I’m sharing with you today includes amazing ingredients like organic raw Shea butter (it’s moisturizing and has anti-fungal properties), chamomile-infused organic extra virgin coconut oil (the chamomile provides moisturizing and calming properties), arrowroot powder (helps babies bums stay dry and avoid rashes), and bentonite clay (helps absorb and remove impurities and toxins).

This cream has a slightly different texture than store bought creams but the amazing smell, natural organic materials and benefits will make you fall in love. DIY Natural Baby Bum Cream 2


  • 1/3 cup Nourish Organic's Raw Shea Butter
  • 1/2 cup Extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tsp.    Grated beeswax
  • 1 Tbsp. Chamomile flowers
  • 1 Tbsp. Arrowroot powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Bentonite clay
  • 1 Tbsp. Vitamin E oil

Just follow these 5 steps. Once you get the hang of it, making your own bum cream is actually pretty easy.

Step 1

Infuse the coconut oil with chamomile: In a double boiler over low heat melt the coconut oil. Add in chamomile flowers and simmer over low to medium heat for at least one hour, checking there is enough water frequently. Strain oil using fine wire strainer or coffee filter.

Step 2 

Place organic raw Shea butter, coconut oil and bees wax in a microwave-safe bowl or over a double boiler. Microwave or heat over double boiler until melted.

Step 3

Remove from heat, poor into a blender and allow to cool completely.

Step 4

Once cooled, add vitamin E oil and arrowroot powder. Blend until it until it becomes cream-like.

Step 5

Transfer into a glass or plastic container and mix in bentonite clay (DO NOT allow metal to mix with the bentonite clay)

That’s it. Keep in a cool dry place until ready to use on your baby's bum!

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Amy is the author behind the creative lifestyle blog A Blossoming Life, where she shares crafts, tasty recipes, DIY projects, furniture makeovers, fashion and all things frugal. She loves to encourage others to create things homemade, enjoy life, and encourage a faith-filled life. Amy recently graduated with a Master’s degree in nutrition and is studying to become a Registered Dietitian. Most of the recipes you you’ll find on her blog are healthy…or at least made from real ingredients.

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Katie @ The Casual Craftlete

Katie @ The Casual Craftlete said:

I wish I would have had your recipe about a year ago when my daughter had really bad diaper rash. It was so severe we ended up taking her to the ER. Found out she is allergic to Zinc Oxide which is the main ingredient in diaper rash creams. Thanks SO much for sharing! Will definitely be saving this :)


Andrea said:

So excited about this. I do have one question about the process. After adding the bentonite clay, my cream turned dark gray. Is that normal? Doesn’t look like the creamy whiteish color from the post. :(

Tammy Grimes

Tammy Grimes said:

Hi there, can I please get the measures in volume? Also how hard/soft does it go in the cooler/hotter weather? Thanks :)

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