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Last updated on December 3rd, 2016
My son is growing up fast. We have tried a lot of different diaper creams. After a while I settled into a few favorites. In this post, I will tell you which ones are my “go to” diaper creams. They are plastic-free organic diaper creams. They do not have emulsifiers so their texture resembles something between vaseline and butter and they are called balms.
In my view, these plastic-free organic diaper creams are the best that the market has to offer, in terms of price, packaging, effectiveness, safety, and environmental impact. These three plastic-free organic diaper creams are packaged in non-plastic containers and are certified organic by the USDA. The ingredients are pure and none of them have shea butter so no worries for those who might have nut allergies. I love them all!
And now, without further ado, let me present you with three plastic-free organic diaper creams that really work.
Plastic-Free Organic Diaper Creams: Badger Baby Balm, $9.99 for 2 oz
Ingredients: *Olea Europaea (Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), Essential Oil of *Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile), and CO2 Extract of *Calendula Officinalis (Calendula). *Certified Organic Ingredient
Notes by the Formulator: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil gently softens and moisturizes even the most delicate skin. The mild scent of true Roman Chamomile calms, while gentle Calendula soothes and protects.
What I Think: I love this balm! If you are used to “regular” creams, you will notice that this “diaper cream” has a different texture. The texture is similar to refrigerated butter but it is much easier to scoop out and apply. For the best result, it’s good to rub it in your palm before applying. This organic diaper cream has a yellow color because of calendula so I am always afraid that it will stain my cloth diapers but it never does (make sure you spread it well though before putting on a diaper).
Where it is Made: near the banks of the Ashuelot River in rural Gilsum, New Hampshire
Packaging: comes in a tin – no plastic!
Where To Buy: on the company’s website or Amazon
Plastic-Free Organic Diaper Creams: Diaper Rash and Thrush by Motherlove, $9.95 for 1 oz
Notes by the Formulator: An all-natural herbal salve for persistent, inflamed diaper rash. May also be used on mother’s nursing nipples. Does not need to be washed off nipple prior to nursing. Diaper safe and compatible with all diapers including cloth.
What I Think: This one is the most pricey but it works the best for cloth diapers. It is the easiest to apply – very smooth. A tiny drop goes a long way so it is a good value.
Where it is Made: Fort Collins, Colorado
Packaging: glass container
Where to Buy: click on the company’s website or Amazon
These plastic-free organic diaper creams work great to create a breathable barrier to protect the skin and thus to prevent diaper rashes. While they certainly help cure mild diaper rash, they are not what I ended up using when my son had a severe rash.