Lil' Lamb has done awesome potty training. Unfortunately he has a raging diaper rash. How can that be when he is not wearing diapers? The most plausible explanation is the candy rewards he was receiving at the beginning of potty training. He showed a preference for tootsie rolls. I was aware the chocolate tootsie rolls had milk in them, but I had no idea the other flavors did as well. They may have just a trace in them, but after 20-30 of those for the tinkler, it was enough milk to cause him to break out. I've tried diaper creams, and eczema creams to no avail. I made a homemade ointment with just three ingredients--virgin coconut oil, tea tree oil, and lavender oil. In just 12 hours his rash has drastically improved, and he smells real good, too. No more tootsie rolls for him!
Recipe for rash cream: 15 oz jar organic coconut oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons tea tree oil, 1/2 tablespoon lavender oil; put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a mixer. Use liberally and as needed. Tea tree oil is the active ingredient in this concoction and terrific for skin ailments, fungi, and infections. It is very strong and needs dilution with a carrier oil. Coconut oil is a good choice here as it has wonderful skin healing properties, too. The lavender oil is added so that his bum smells sweet.