1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp beeswax
2 tbsp zinc oxide powder
1 tbsp bentonite clay
Optional - few drops essential oil (eg camomile, lavender)
- Heat about an inch of water in a small pot. Place your butter, oil and wax in a glass jar and place in the water. Stir and, as the water heats, the ingredients will melt.
- Remove from heat and stir in your other ingredients. I'd recommend a powdered clay, if you can find it. I used a granular clay from Lotus Oils, but it took a bit of time to get dissolved.
All ingredients can be found at Lotus Oils. My coconut oil came from Bin Inn. I made a half batch, as only need a small jar at a time, and it cost about $5 for a 60 ml jar's worth. I've always used EcoStore nappy balm (which is brilliant, by the way), but making my own is about half the price.
Here's a rundown, thanks to Wellness Mama, of why these ingredients are useful: