After some good old fashioned research, I read that some people have good luck using coconut oil as a rash cream. Loving the natural idea of this, we picked some up from a local natural food store. We bought a large peanut butter sized jar for about $10. I was surprised to find it is thick, almost like a salve (it turns liquid when heated).
Love, love, love it! Works just as good or better as any of the rash creams we have tried. Bonus: it doesn't cause little man's diapers to leak all over the place! Along the way we have discovered many other wonderful uses for it:
- Skin care: does wonders for cradle cap/dandruff, dry/cracked skin, and even wrinkles (so I hear)
- Healthy cooking
- Hair conditioner
- First aid: speeds up the healing of bruises and protects cuts/scrapes from bacteria
- Arthritis treatment