You might already be familiar with the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind organic fitteds at Fancy Cloth Baby. But did you know that Christine has been up to something else that will certainly delight cloth users? Through Soapbox Holistics, she’s now offering an all-natural (and cloth diaper safe) calendula Baby Bum Balm! Christine sent some for baby Erik, and I’m really eager to share the results with you!
For the longest time, I’ve been unable to find my favorite zinc rash cream, so getting to try the Baby Bum Balm came at a great time. We received the 4 oz. size which retails for $11.75.
Every once in a while, Erik will get bright red diaper rashes, which I attribute to something I must have eaten (since he’s nursed). When this happened recently, I can’t say that I was happy, but it sure did give me the perfect opportunity to try the calendula balm. His rash was very red and on both sides where his leg creases are. There was also a little bit of redness on his tummy, where the diaper’s waistband touches. I applied a generous amount of the Baby Bum Balm and then checked his diaper the next morning. Here’s a comparison:
The results pleased me greatly. And it didn’t go unnoticed that the ointment stayed put and did its job even though Erik wore his overnight diaper 10 hours and completely saturated it. Also nice: the faint scents of lavender, coconut and chamomile flowers is very pleasant. And there are additional ingredients in the balm which are beneficial to skin, namely coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba. So it doesn’t just heal, it also moisturizes.
Beeswax is another component, and is widely accepted as being cloth diaper safe. If you are hesitant about any rash cream, it’s often recommended that you use a liner. But if the worry is that cream might potentially build-up on diapers…..then won’t it build-up on your liners, too? (unless you use flushables/disposables). Personally, my testing resulted in no problems or issues like repelling or staining. Besides, since Christine makes and uses cloth diapers, it makes sense that she would ensure her Baby Bum Balm is fluff friendly.
I should also mention that the 4 oz. size is very generous, and looks like it will last us a long time. Plus, it has other uses: lip balm, ointment for minor skin irritations, eczema, etc. In fact, that’s another why I LOVE versatile products like this Bum Balm – even if it didn’t work for your baby as a rash cream, your purchase is not in vain. It can be kept in your “medicine cabinet” for so many other indications. UPDATE: (2/13/14) My husband have found this works fantastically for another problem: hemorrhoids!
Speaking of lip balm, Christine tucked a tube of that in our package, too. It’s got a really funny name, “Loose Lips Sink Ships!” My coconut almond balm has a warm, sweet fragrance and helps keep my lips feeling soft and moisturized. And there are other flavor choices: cocoa-peppermint, lemongrass, sweet orange and grapefruit. There’s also an unscented version. Each tube is just $3.00.
*Shopping at Soapbox Holistics*
You connect with Christine and Sharleen, the two ladies behind Soapbox Holistics, on Facebook. They have a lot of other great skincare items in their Etsy shop, and everything is handmade, fresh and natural. And made in the USA!
Also, if you’re interested in finding Soapbox Holistics, and other natural and clothing diapering products, at a discount – check out the Tree of Life co-op group on Facebook.
*Time for a Giveaway!*
Soapbox Holistics is giving one of my readers a 2 oz. jar of Baby Bum Balm! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.