Monday, January 6, 2014

Witch Hazel for Skin Care

I'm not sure how good witch hazel works on eczema, but it does seem to work really well on diaper rash!  My little girl has a huge appetite, making it nearly impossible to keep a dry diaper on her.  She's only 3 weeks old and has had her first diaper rash despite our best efforts.  It was looking pretty bad, and then I sprayed on some witch hazel, patted her dry, and followed that up with using a hair dryer on a warm/cool setting to completely dry her after her diaper changes.  I then applied diaper cream, either Butt Paste or my homemade cream of shea butter, coconut oil, & zinc (recipe is here).  Within 24 hours she was almost as good as new!

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