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Products We Love: Diaper Creams and Powders

By on April 8, 2015

If you don’t want to cover your baby’s butt in cod liver oil and lanolin (ahem, Desitin), we’ve got your back.

Diaper Creams:

Earth Mama’s Angel Baby Bottom Balm
Angel Baby Bottom Balm smells great and is easily applied to your little one’s sensitive areas. Safe for cloth diapers and works for diaper rash, dry skin, and even thrush. Angel Baby Bottom Balm is entirely vegan and free of toxins and zinc, and its multiple uses make it perfect for any family. Angel Baby Bottom Balm can be found at Walgreens, Whole Foods, Target, and online.

Weleda’s Calendula Diaper Rash Cream
Thick and easy to spread, Weleda’s Calendula Diaper Rash Cream starts working immediately to calm irritated skin. Made with zinc oxide and calendula extract to soothe rashes and provide a protective layer against further irritation. Important Note: While Weleda does not test on animals, Weleda’s Calendula Diaper Rash Cream does contain beeswax. Weleda is available at Target, Whole Foods, and online.

BabyBearShop’s Cheeky Baby Butter
Smells of fresh lavender, mandarin, and chamomile and feels light on the skin. Cheeky Baby Butter works for babies as well as older kids and adults who have chapped skin or dry patches. Certified organic, cruelty-free, and free of artificial ingredients. BabyBearShop can be found online.

California Baby’s Calendula Cream
Although not specifically for diaper rash, California Baby’s Calendula Cream is safe for babies and works well on all types of dry and chapped skin. Has a pleasant, minty smell. California Baby’s Calendula Cream is vegan and free of gluten, soy, oat, and dairy. You can buy in bulk to save money, and it can be found at Whole Foods, Target, Babies R Us, and online.

Natures Paradise’s Baby Organic Relief Cream
Made of unrefined natural oils and high in Vitamin E, Natures Paradise’s Baby Organic Relief Cream is soothing on the skin and protects against inflammation and infection. Works not only on diaper rash but also stretch marks, sunburns, and psoriasis. Safe for babies and entirely vegan. Natures Paradise is available online.

Bathtime Baby’s Bottom Balm Diaper Creme
Vegan, hypoallergenic, and paraben free. Bathtime Baby’s Bottom Balm Diaper Creme is incredibly gentle and applies easily to irritated skin. Scented with pure essential oils and formulated for everyday use. Bathtime Baby is available at Whole Foods, natural-food stores, and online.

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste
Pleasant smelling, easy to apply, and wipes off without a problem. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste uses zinc oxide to quickly sooth irritated skin. Also works as a sunscreen. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is a light brown color that might stain cloth diapers. Important note: While the original and extra strength versions are vegan, the all-natural option is not. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is available at CVS, Walgreens, Target, online, and many other retailers.

Bee All Natural Organic Baby Diaper Rash Salve
This product comes in two varieties: natural and lavender. Made of all natural oils and free of animal ingredients and testing, it’s a simple, organic, and effective option for your baby. Buy it online.

Rump Rub Stick
Natural rash balm for sensitive baby bottoms; you can customize with essential oils and fragrances, if preferred. Can also be used on rashes, dry skin, chapped cheeks, and more. Buy it online.

Powders:

Nature’s Baby Organics’ Silky Dusting Powder
Cruelty free, fragrance free, and talc free, Natures’s Baby Organic’s Silky Dusting Powder is excellent at absorbing moisture and soothing irritated skin. It’s perfect for even the most sensitive of skins and is safe to use every day. Nature’s Baby can be found online.

California Baby’s Calming Organic Powder
California Baby’s Calming Organic Powder is talc free, instead using cornstarch to absorb and wick moisture. Smells of lavender and applies easily to the diaper area. Cruelty free, with mostly organic ingredients. California Baby can be found at Whole Foods, Target, Babies R Us, and online.

Burt’s Bees’ Baby Bee Dusting Powder
Sweet smelling and easy to apply. Burt’s Bees’ Baby Bee Dusting Powder is talc free, cruelty free, and hypoallergenic. Comes in a large 7.5-oz bottle that lasts for a long time. Might not be ideal for babies with extremely sensitive skin. Burt’s Bees is available at CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Safeway, online, and many other retailers.

Koala Baby’s Baby Powder
Koala Baby’s Baby Powder is made from cornstarch and superfine white clay that work to soothe the skin and absorb excess moisture. Smells of lavender and applies easily. Cruelty free, certified organic, and safe for all ages. Koala Baby is an Australian company that can be found online.

Redmond Clay’s Baby Powder
Redmond Clay’s Baby Powder only has one ingredient: bentonite clay. It is easy to apply but does leave a reddish coating on skin. However, it is perfect for babies with extreme ingredient sensitivities, and it washes easily out of cloth diapers. Redmond Clay can be found at Whole Foods, Safeway, natural-food stores, and online.

Natures Paradise’s Baby Powder
With only a few ingredients, Natures Paradise’s Baby Powder is great for sensitive skin. Comes in coconut and unscented. Cruelty free, free of artificial ingredients, and has natural antibacterial properties. Applies easily. Natures Paradise is available online.

Bathtime Baby’s Silky Smooth Powder
Works on the entire body to control moisture and prevent irritation. Bathtime Baby’s Silky Smooth Powder is cruelty free, hypoallergenic, and free of talc. Has a pleasant, fresh smell thanks to pure essential oils. Bathtime Baby is available at Whole Foods, natural-food stores, and online.

Between You & The Moon’s Baby Moon Body Powder
Cruelty free, talc free, and fragrance free. Easily dusts onto the skin and works quickly to soothe irritation. Zinc oxide and arrowroot absorb moisture and protect against further chaffing. Between You & The Moon is a Brooklyn-based company that crafts product in small batches to retain quality. Between You & The Moon is available online.

Bee All Natural Organic Baby Powder
This product if offered in two varieties: natural and lavender. Made of all-natural ingredients and free of animal ingredients and testing, it’s a simple, organic, and effective option for your baby. Buy it online.

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Jennifer is a writer based in Norfolk, Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys eating vegan junk food, wasting precious hours on Facebook, and hitting up wine country. She also runs a travel blog at SeatSixA.com.