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Burt's Bees Baby Bee Diaper Ointment

40% zinc oxide diaper ointment for diaper rash

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Soothing ointment for sensitive baby bums, and it works too!

  • Jul 31, 2009
Rating:
+5
I have tried five different diaper rash creams on my daughter over the past six months. Her skin is very sensitive and all this time she probably went for about a week without diaper rash. The past month has been particularly frustrating as I was looking for something that works better and isn't laden with parabens and other chemicals. Don't let the fact that Burt's Bees is now owned by Clorox deceive you. The ingredients, in most products, remain the same. When compared to 100% organic diaper ointments, yes, it lags a little. But among the more or less affordable natural options I believe it is one of the best.

It was odd that zinc is one of the ingredients but they don't list that it is in fact 40% zinc. I speculate that you could even use this as baby sunscreen because zinc is a natural sun block (don't take my word for it). It is a very thick consistency, stays where it should. It has a very strong smell that I actually happen to like, lavender, the amount probably being potent enough to even ward off insects (or anyone who doesn't like lavender). I like that it doesn't smell like diaper cream and it actually somewhat masks other baby smells that are less pleasant if you know what I mean. It isn't cheap, but $7 - $8.99 is a small price to pay for 3 oz of very powerful, pleasant, and non-toxic diaper cream.

If you've tried your share of diaper ointments you'll know that some of them don't wash off clothes well. While we are using Seventh Generation disposables, I know this is especially important if you are using cloth diapers such as Kissaluvs. Baby Bee Diaper Ointment washes off really well despite its thickness. The ingredients for the most part are quite gentle and natural. It ranks as a 3 on a scale of 1-10 toxicity on Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database. A little does go a long way, but I've found that I need to put a lot of it on when dealing with a specific rash to get rid of it faster - just like with any other cream. It is hard to get the last of it out of the tube, you'll need two hands, or three if you have them!

EcoMama Green Factor: I give it a +4. It is not organic, so don't expect a completely pure pesticide free product.

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Quick Tip by . April 30, 2010
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This was a favorite when my daughter was a baby. Works great even when out of diapers for any irritation in the diaper/panty area.
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Sweet Almond Oil: Prunus amygdalus. Cold pressed from the dried kernels of the almond tree, this medium-weight oil is rich in olein glyceride oleic and linoleic acid, proteins and vitamin D, and is excellent for the skin and nails. It is an outstanding emollient known for its ability to soften and re-condition skin and help balance skin's moisture loss and absorption. It soothes dry skin and irritated areas and is extremely nourishing, particularly when used regularly.

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Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, zinc oxide, beeswax, lavandula hybrida (lavandin) oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, tocopherol, lavendula angustifolia (lavender) oil, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, canola oil, glycine soja (soybean) oil
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