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Here's a new one for the diaper rash arsenal!

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Aloe Vera Gel!

My dd had this horrible teething rash and I decided to give this a try and it's working awesome! I'm using it after each change and also as a lubricant on the wipes to make poo changes a bit less bothersome on her sensitive skin.

barrier creams because always seem to cause dd to have yeast problems so this is so much nicer.

anyway, just thought I'd share because I'd never seen Aloe vera mentioned for diaper rash....
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I was wondering if that would work. I'll have to try it.

Thanks for the tip!
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I keep a bottle of 100% pure aloe in my frige for various reasons, butt rashes included. If I had a place I could safely keep an aloe plant I'd use that instead. It's awsome!!
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We keep 100% Aloe Vera in our wipe mix - and yes, I do believe it does make a difference. Kind of liquid-gloopy, but effective!

I don't keep mine refrigerated though.
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Heather, if you have time, would you share your wipe recipe? Does the wipe mix get liquid-gloopy or is it just the aloe that is that way? Where do you purchase Aloe Vera? I have lots of ???

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I'm not Heather
but, sometimes I've seen Aloe Vera (100%) at Wal Mart or Target. If not, the health food store will have it. Even better, see if Wal Mart, Target, etc. or your local home and garden store has the plant- they're cheap, and when you need to use it just break off a piece and squeeze the gel out!

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When I lived in FL (where my Aloe Vera thrived outside) I used to keep a little container of the gel in my freezer. Then when I got a sunburn, I could run it over the rash. It never totally froze and felt soooooo good! This was pre-kid so I'm not sure if a baby would enjoy the cold, but I'll bet it would be great for skinned knees and the like.
Just be sure it's 100% aloe vera gel. A lot of stuff sold at Walmart, etc., contains alcohol or other solvents to keep it from getting to gloopy. Kind of defeats the purpose.
Originally posted by PDeSoToK
Heather, if you have time, would you share your wipe recipe? Does the wipe mix get liquid-gloopy or is it just the aloe that is that way? Where do you purchase Aloe Vera? I have lots of ???

We get our Aloe at the local Natural Food/Herbal store . . . but as was stated above
there are many places. Just make sure it is 100% without additives. Before we moved, we had the plant - it thrives just about anywhere and grows without much need for a green thumb!

Here's our recipe we use (oh, and no it doesn't get gloopy. . . I shake it on occasion, but not gloopy.):


3 cups distilled water

1/2 Tbsp. Natural Baby Wash or Dr. Bronner's Liquid Castile Soaps.

1/2 Tbsp. Natural Apricot, Almond or Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1-2 Tbsp. 100% Aloe Vera Gel

3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil (an anti-fungal)

3 drops Lavender Essential Oil


Pour all into a jar, lid it and SHAKE! Pour into a squirt bottle and squirt into cloth baby wipe before wiping baby. Some people prefer to use spray bottles, but I find it works more effectively if you wet the cloth baby wipe and not spray baby's bottom. (In my opinion, that could be a real shocker for baby!)


When choosing a Baby Wash/Baby Oil, be certain that it is truly 100% Natural, without harsh irritants or preservatives.
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Why distilled water??
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I used distilled water b/c it doesn't have anything in it. My tap water would smell funky really quick, so I started just buying a gallon of the distilled water at Wal-Mart for about $.50 It will last me a few weeks. HTH
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Kerri - distilled water b/c it has been 'basically' purified. No concerns about chlorine or whatever . . . some boil the water and just use that.
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