11 Home Remedies For Diaper Rash

Home Remedies For Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is a skin related problem. Diaper rash is generally caused by yeast infection or bacterial infection, frequent stools or urination, presence of moisture and so on. Common symptoms of diaper rash include redness, swelling and itching in the area beneath the diaper.
A diaper rash may last for a period of 5 to 6 days. Diaper rash is not a serious problem and can be treated with the use of simple and cost effective home remedies. It is important to clean the affected area properly before using any of the home remedies.

Top 11 Home Remedies For Diaper Rash


Vinegar is one of the most effective home remedies for a diaper rash. A solution created by mixing vinegar (2 teaspoons) in water (1 cup) can be used for washing the affected area to treat the symptoms of a diaper rash.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Baking Soda

Washing the affected area with water containing baking soda can help in the treatment of a diaper rash. To obtain quick results, it is advisable to use this remedy 3 times in a day.

Mix Of Baking Soda And Water

Mustard Oil

Lukewarm mustard oil can be massaged on the affected area to treat the symptoms of a diaper rash. Best results can be obtained by applying the mustard oil at night. Mustard oil can also be applied at the time of changing the diapers.

Apply Mustard Oil

Coconut Oil

Application of coconut oil on the affected area with the use of a soft cotton ball can also help in the treatment of a diaper rash. Coconut oil can be applied 2 to 3 times in a day (before changing the diapers) to obtain quick results.

Coconut Oil

Castor Oil

Application of castor oil mixed with water on the baby’s bottom area can also cure different symptoms of a diaper rash.

Castor Oil

Peppermint, Sandalwood And Lavender Oil Mixture

A solution prepared by mixing peppermint, sandalwood and lavender essential oil in sweet almond oil can also be applied to cure the patches and blisters resulting from a diaper rash.

peppermint Oil


Direct application of cornstarch on the affected area can help in curing a diaper rash. Another option is to apply a paste created by mixing cornstarch with petroleum jelly.



Placing the baby’s bottom in a tub of water containing oatmeal powder can provide quick relief from the symptoms of a diaper rash. Giving a bath with this water can also give effective results.


Aloe Vera

Fresh aloe vera gel can be directly applied on the skin to deal with the symptoms associated with a diaper rash. It is important to apply vaseline (petroleum jelly) or an ointment after the application of aloe vera gel to obtain the desired results.

Aloe Vera

Chamomile Tea Bags

Baby’s bottom can be placed in a tub of water containing several chamomile tea bags to cure a diaper rash. Washing the affected area with this water on a regular basis can also give the desired results.

Tea Bags

Cooking Lard

Cooking lard can be considered as one of the simplest home remedies for a diaper rash. Direct application of cooking lard on the affected area can help in curing the symptoms of a diaper rash.

Cooking Lard

Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.

  • Kay Breed

    I have browned (almost burnt) flour in a cast iron, let it cool… apply to rash– it is messy & cakes on, completely clean at each changing in 2-3 changings the rash was gone

  • My daughter has had eczema all her life. Needless to say, with her delicate skin and sensitivity, she also had problems with diaper rash as a baby. I was using cloth diapers on her at home, but changing her into disposable diapers when we went out. What I discovered was that she was only developing diaper rash when she wore the disposable diapers. I started using cloth diapers full time and Voila! no more diaper rash. They are still available online if you Google them, and some store still carry them in stock. It cost less than $50 to buy a full supply of diapers, as opposed to the approx. $1500 it costs to diaper a baby in disposable diapers. Pure hype, people. Disposable diapers are NOT healthier for the baby, and are a land fill nightmare.