Herbal Diaper Rash Salve

This gentle & healing salve is perfect for sensitive baby’s bottom.  It is ideal for parents looking for a completely natural, zinc-free option.  It is packed with therapeutic herbal infused oils & essential oils that are both gentle and effective against diaper rash. And it is safe for use with cloth diapers.

Calendula is skin healing, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory
Lavender is soothing, antibacterial and reduces irritation, redness & itching
Myrrh is a powerful antibacterial and anti-fungal
Coconut Oil is soothing, protective, moisturizing and anti-fungal
Shea Butter is soothing, skin repairing, anti-inflammatory and super moisturizing


2 fl. oz Calendula Infused Olive Oil
2 fl. oz Coconut Oil
0.5 oz net wt. Beeswax (approx 2 heaping Tbsp)
1 Tbsp Shea Butter
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
5 drops Myrrh Essential Oil


1. Chop beeswax if necessary

2. Melt Calendula Oil, Coconut Oil, and Beeswax together in a double boiler.

3. Once the beeswax is completely melted, remove from heat and add the shea butter.  Stir until the shea butter is completely incorporated into your mixture.

4. Add the essential oils, stir, and pour into containers.  Allow the salve to cool before putting the lid on your container. Yields approximately 5 fl. oz

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  • Reply
    September 20, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Is the myrrh essential oil significant? I can’t seem to find it anywhere and wondered if I could substitute some other oil. Would you have any suggestions?

    • Reply
      the little herbal
      September 20, 2013 at 3:13 am

      Hi Tammy. The Myrrh Essential Oil adds an extra anti-fungal element, but you already have the anti-fungal properties of the coconut oil and the calendula infused oil. If you can’t find it, just leave it out and the recipe will still be nice and effective! If you are interested in an online source for Myrrh, you can find it at mountainroseherbs.com. Good luck with the recipe and let me know if you have any further questions. -Faith

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