I couldn’t help but feel a bit betrayed and immediately began the search for safer alternatives. You’ll be relieved to know that there are many low-level alternatives available, all listed through Cosmetics Database.The diaper rash treatments with the absolute lowest (rated at zero) risk, though? There are only a handful, and included in this short list is Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Angel Baby Bottom Balm and Angel Baby Diaper Rash Soap. About Earth Mama Angel Baby:
Earth Mama Angel Baby is a company that truly impresses me. They care about moms, without a doubt. They care about their products and the mommies and babies that use them, and go to great lengths to ensure that their products are safest. Their site has many special sections designed to educate mamas and they even have a special support site for baby loss comfort as well as a free birth plan.
This diaper rash soother is made with “organic olive oil infused with a proprietary blend of naturally antibacterial and antifungal organic herbs, shea butter and pure essential oils.” Some of the essentials oils and herbs are shea butter, St. John’s Wort, lavender oil, and tea tree oil. What I notice most in the fragrance is tea tree oil, a very clean and natural scent. I did some research on tea tree oil and found that it is a natural antiseptic and antifungal which makes it a great choice. The best part?I recognize all of the ingredients!
I haven’t had a chance to use this on a bad case of diaper rash because Emma rarely has diaper rash… something that I am SO thankful for! But once in awhile when it gets a little bit red in the diaper area I slather some of this balm on and I believe it soothes her. If you read the reviews for Angel Baby Bottom Balm, you’ll see that mommies are very pleased with this product and claim that it clears up diaper rash quickly.
Another awesome thing about the Bottom Balm is that it can be used on cuts, scrapes, burns, cradle cap, chicken pox, bug bites, and more – I love multi-use products!
Called “bottom balm in a bar”, the Angel Baby Diaper Rash Soap is a great choice for sensitive skin, a super gentle “first aid” soap. “Our hand made, herb-infused soap is creamy and moisturizing because it’s made with lots of soothing organic oatmeal and only pure, safe ingredients.“
I love this soap. It’s gentle, soothing, and smells faintly of calendula (at least I think that’s what the scent it – it’s not tea tree oil, it’s a softer scent). Emma comes out of the tub fresh and comfortingly clean.
EMAB: The shampoo & body wash is a gentle, pure castile soap that is great for everyday bathing (for mamas too!), but the Angel Baby Diaper Rash Soap was formulated with all kinds of extra special herbal goodies to help fight diaper rash. The Angel Baby Diaper Rash Soap and the Angel Baby Bottom Balm together create a formidable team against diaper rash.
Me: How often should we apply the bottom balm?
EMAB:Our #1 bestselling (for 7 years now!) Angel Baby Bottom Balm was, as you know, formulated to fight tough diaper rash, and also doubles as a fantastic first aid salve. Our customers tell us that when their little angel is affected that they have the best luck with applying at every changing (of course as soon as it is realized that the diaper is soiled).
Me: As an aside, I would love to see a truly pure and natural sunscreen! Do you have any plans to add something like this to your wonderful products?EMAB: At this time, we do not have a sunscreen. As you know, safety is our number one priority in formulating our products. If Mama wouldn’t use it on her own family, then we don’t sell it, promise. At this time the best way to prevent sun damage to precious baby skin is to provide a barrier – either from metals like zinc or titanium (often in the form of nanoparticles) or even better, a wide brimmed hat and sleeves! As soon as Mama can make a spectacular (and safe) sunscreen, we’ll be shouting it from the rooftops, so make sure you let your readers know to sign up for our monthly newsletter.
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