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Safe Diaper Rash Cream Guide

Diaper Cream

1. Green Goo / 2. Babo Botanicals / 3. Earth Mama / 4. California Baby / 5. Poofy Organics

Written by Maia, President
Written by Maia, President


We were pretty lucky in the diaper rash department, but if your baby is afflicted, you’ll want to find an organic diaper cream without chemicals (common culprits are parabens and BHA).

Do Cloth Diapers Prevent Diaper Rash?

My hunch is that cloth diapers are less likely to cause diaper rash than are disposables because cotton is more breathable than plastic, but I haven’t found studies to support this idea.

Note: If you are using cloth diapers, you’ll want to avoid any diaper rash cream that contains zinc, as it can build up in the diaper and render it less effective. I’ve indicated below which rash treatments have zinc.

Green Goo Baby Balm from Gimme the Good Stuff

My Pick for Best Organic Diaper Rash Cream

I’ve compiled a long list of customer emails from thrilled parents who have tried Green Goo’s Baby Balm. It’s hard to find a natural, organic diaper cream that does the trick, but this one does. It also has the safest list of ingredients of any of the Good Stuff brands.

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Coconut as Cure-All

I tend to think of coconut oil as a reasonable first-try cure for most ailments, and diaper rash is no exception. Try smearing a little on your baby’s bottom with a Q-tip.

If you want a rash treatment more tailored for tushies, Check out the Good Stuff below.

The Good Stuff: Organic Diaper Cream

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Babo Botanicals Soothing Diaper Cream from Gimme the Good Stuff

Babo Botanicals Oatmilk Calendula Soothing Diaper Cream

This popular diaper cream relies on beeswax, watercress, and vitamin E to soothe sore bums and create a moisture barrier. This cream contains contain zinc oxide, but Babo founder Kate Solomon says they have tested the cream on cloth diapers and it rinsed out completely, leaving no residue.

How to Get this Organic Diaper Cream: We now offer Babo in our online store, where you’ll pay $13 for a 3-ounce tube.


Babo also makes a Healing Baby Ointment that works well as a diaper cream.

Babo Botanicals Sensitive Baby All Natural Healing Ointment from gimme the good stuff

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Earth Mama Organic Diaper Balm from Gimme the Good Stuff

Earth Mama Organic Diaper Balm

We love pretty much everything Earth Mama, and this diaper balm is no exception. This new version is 100% organic and cloth-diaper safe.

How to Get this Organic Diaper Cream: Our store, where you’ll pay $13 for a 2-ounce tub.

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Noleo Duo Baby Wipes SystemNoleo Duo from gimme the good stuff

Noleo’s system is an environmentally friendly way to streamline diaper changes. You simply apply the cleanser (made of 5 safe ingredients) and wipe with the organic cotton pads. It leaves a transparent protective layer on your baby’s bottom, and you will see a significant reduction in diaper rash  within just a few uses.

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California Baby Diaper Rash Cream

California Baby Diaper Rash Cream scores a 2 on EWG’s Skin Deep database because it contains lanolin (the others on this list all score a zero if they have been reviewed by EWG.) All the other ingredients in this organic diaper cream are safe, and it’s a long list of them—everything from tea tree oil to wild pansy extract. I am including it here for those of you who are okay with lanolin, which is effective in serious cases of diaper rash. CONTAINS ZINC (which will ruin cloth diapers).

How to Get This Organic Diaper Cream: Amazon. You’ll pay about $18 for a 2.9-ounce tube.


MADE OF Organic Diaper Rash Cream

MADE OF Organic Diaper Rash Cream

Made Of’s Organic Diaper Rash Cream uses non-nano zinc oxide to create a protective moisture barrier, and organic soothers like avocado and argan oils to heal irritated skin.

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Miessence makes a Baby Bottom Mist that contains many of the same ingredients as the Kimberly Parry cream. It’s also expensive ($18 for an ounce), but I like that it is sprayed on, sparing sore tushies further abrasion.

How to Get: Online, where you’ll pay $18 for a 1-ounce bottle.

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Green Goo Baby Balm from Gimme the Good Stuff

 Green Goo Baby Balm

Sierra Sage Baby Balm is free of lanolin and all ingredients are organic (including olive oil, calendula, beeswax, and chamomile). This balm doubles as a cradle cap and dry skin treatment, and we have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback, with more than one customer calling it a “miracle” product.

How to Get This Organic Diaper Cream: Gimme the Good Stuff’s online store. You’ll pay $13 for 2 ounces of this cloth-diaper safe cream.

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BeautyCounter Baby Calming Diaper Rash Cream from Gimme the Good Stuff

Beautycounter recently added Calming Diaper Rash Cream to their lineup of safe baby products. The primary healer here is non-nano zinc, and the formula also contains natural soothers like jojoba and shea.

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Like other Poofy products, their Happy Tush diaper balm contains organic apricot oil and lots of cocoa and shea butters. Fans say that you can use it on eczema, too. (Poofy also makes a Tush Stick that’s safe for cloth diapers).

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Badger Zinc Oxide Diaper Cream

Badger makes a great zinc everyday diaper cream for preventing diaper rash before it begins, or treating it once it’s started.



The Bad Stuff

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Stay away from Dyprotex Ultra Medicated Diaper Rash Ointment PadsFragrance and propylparaben are a couple of good reasons to skip them, despite their effectiveness.

Palmer’s Diaper Rash Cream and Bottom Butter, including the cocoa butter formulation, contains fragrance, but aluminum starch octenylsuccinate is a bigger concern (it’s linked to developmental, reproductive, organ system, and neural toxicity). Palmer’s products also contain many of the usual suspects, such as parabens.

While it’s undeniably an effective rash treatment, the ever-popular Desitin contains BHA, a well-established endocrine disruptor.

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is made almost entirely of petroleum derivatives, including paraffin, petrolatum, and mineral oil.

The Sneaky Stuff

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Avalon Organics makes a diaper balm that contains retinyl palmitate (linked with cancer and reproductive toxicity).

Aveeno‘s diaper cream contains parabens.

What a disappointment to those of us who forever trusted Weleda to learn that their Calendula Diaper Care contains a handful of toxic ingredients (like limonene and geraniol, along with lanolin), and is rated a 4 out of 10 (“moderately hazardous”) on Skin Deep.

Note: Weleda sent me free diaper cream to review. I don’t know if I need to disclose this since I’m giving them a bad review, but I’m covering my butt! Hehe.

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173 responses to “Safe Diaper Rash Cream Guide”

  1. Diaper rash is safe for my baby? Or should I change diaper verity?

  2. Riley Speziale

    do you know if abundance naturally baby balm is safe?

  3. Jojo

    What about Mustela 1-2-3 barrier cream?

  4. Annie Laughlin

    I read that the Green Goo Baby Balm and Earth Mama Diaper Balm has lavender oil in it. I looked at the ingredients on the ewg.org guide and it says that lavender oil is an endocrine disruptor. From their website: “In preliminary study, linked to prepubertal breast development in three boys, and to estrogenic and anti-androgenic activity in lab assays (Henley et al 2007 Prepubertal gynecomastia linked to lavender and tea tree oils. N Engl J Med. 2007 Feb 1;356(5):479-85.)”

    I really liked the diaper balm until I found that out.

  5. Amy

    I’m trying to find research about lanolin – we’ve been using A&D and Butt Paste since baby was born and then I found this guide. I’d like to switch to something more organic but want to show my husband the research as to why lanolin isn’t good stuff..

  6. Christine

    Great info! But what is the issue with lanolin?

  7. Chelsea Lynn Bach

    What about Burts bees ointment?

  8. Majda Ficko

    Baby Butz cream should be rated #1 and you don’t even have it listed?

  9. Jo

    Hi! What do you think about Era Organics diaper balm?

    1. Adi

      I would also love to know!

  10. Colleen

    Any thoughts on Honest Company diaper rash cream? Thanks!!

  11. Luciana Giambarberi

    Green Goo has lavender. Essential oils are know to be hormone disrupters. I’ve also noticed a lot of changes with formulas per posts here and on amazon. Would love an update on this topic!!! Thanks 🙂

    1. Adi

      Great points!

  12. Alicia F.

    I’ve been told countless times to use Bag Balm to help with diaper rash. Would this be any good as far as ingredient safety goes?

  13. Wow. Great stuff of Organic Diaper Cream and you’ve really helped out and it is very good as there is just so much stuff to give away. Thanks!

  14. Kavina

    Hi, what are your thoughts on 7th generation diaper cream?

    Ingredients: Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, zinc oxide, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, hydrogenated (palm/rapeseed) vegetable oil, lecithin, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract.


  15. Lauren

    Not sure if anyone mentioned but my favorite by far is Puremedy Diaper Rash Salve. It is incredible on regular and yeast diaper rash and wonderful ingredients.

  16. Alex

    Hi, is triple paste diaper cream okay to use? THANK YOU!

  17. Maryam Ahsan-Forgeron

    I came across Zum Products on the website http://www.indigowild.com. I got it as a baby gift and their Zum Baby line is awesome. I think the Salve for Baby’s Bottom has been an instant miracle at healing rashes. It is worth a look at for review. Ingredients appear to be straight forwards—maybe the only question would be all organic.

  18. Vanessa

    Thoughts on Peas in a Pod Smooth as a Baby’s Bum Balm?

    Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Beeswax*, Jojoba oil*, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flowers*, Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) Flowers*, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Buds*, Rosa centifolia (Rose) Flowers*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Lavandula officinalis (Lavender) Oil*, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*. * = certified organic

  19. Chris

    Imagine this may be an old article as California Baby Diaper rash scores a 1 not a 2 currently on ewg so you may want to update so people don’t dismiss that product.

  20. Karen

    Have you been able to check on Baby Hugo Naturals Diaper Rash Cream yet? EWG only references an ‘old product’ and referencing the ingredients list on my container, they’re slightly different.


  21. Kelly T.

    Ever heard of Booty Love by Thirsties? Here are the ingredients: Extra Virgin Olive Oil*, Beeswax*, Oregon Grape Root, Myrrh Gum, Yarrow Herb*, Calendula Flower* What are your thoughts?

  22. Paulette

    Hi! For baby powders, what do you think of the Burt’s bees one? The fragrance it contains is listed as natural, and it contains limonene. Is this okay?

  23. Hina

    I wan to know abt ABDderm products from bioderma.. r they fine?>

  24. Ashley

    This site is everything, thanks! We’ve used various products on your list/from the comments section to treat diaper rash. But now I’m pregnant with a 2nd child, and – IF we choose circumcision – I was wondering if any of these provide a strong enough barrier to protect the site afterwards. I know the hospital recommends piling on the A&D, but is there a safer option that has a petroleum-like feel in order to get that same effect?

  25. Belen Tissera

    Hi, Many thanks for all your feedback. Could you tell me which ingredients you don’t like of Mustela 123. My baby is 7 months old and I have been using it since she was born.
    I’m really worried now that I read that from you.
    Do you consider Honest diaper cream safer than Mustela?

  26. Megan

    What do you think about All Good Goop?

  27. Ms. Milkweed

    I loooove your site and refer to it regularly as a trusted resource on par with EWG. And I can’t believe the time it must take you to respond so thoroughly to all of these product questions in the comments. So thank you!

    Here’s my question: I’m using Babo Botanicals Oatmilk Calendula Soothing Diaper Cream and it is miraculous. My LO had terrible diaper rash with broken skin and sores and my usual go-to, Earth Mama, along with copious coconut oil, wasn’t helping. The Babo cream is amazing. But I’m wondering why I can’t find an EWG link for that specific product so that I can get a sense of what some of the more complicated ingredients are, and also wondering about the fragrance. Somewhere I read that Babo’s fragrances are all naturally derived, but in the ingredients it’s just listed as “fragrance” and it’s a very strong smell that’s not recognizable to me. Do you know anything about Babo’s ingredients or specifically the fragrance?

    Thanks, you rock!

  28. Alejandra

    What about Inotyol??


    what do you think of this baby rash cream: Alteya Organics Organic Diaper Rash Cream?
    the ingredients are the following:
    Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Apricot Kernel (Prunus Armeniaca) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Non-Nano Uncoated Zinc Oxide, Cera Alba (BeesWax)*, Copernicia cerifera (carnauba) Wax*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil*, Tocopherol. * Certified organic ingredients

    thank you!


    what do you think of this baby rash cream: Alteya Organics Organic Diaper Rash Cream?
    the ingredients are the following:
    Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Apricot Kernel (Prunus Armeniaca) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Non-Nano Uncoated Zinc Oxide, Cera Alba (BeesWax)*, Copernicia cerifera (carnauba) Wax*, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil*, Tocopherol. * Certified organic ingredients


  31. Danielle

    What about motherlove?

  32. Kinga

    I recently bought the Babo calendula diaper rash cream and only now realized that one of the ingredients listed on the back is fragrance. Thoughts?

    1. Maia James

      Hi Kinga-
      It says “natural fragrance,” which means you don’t need to worry:).

      1. Ms. Milkweed

        Oh, just saw this and it’s similar to my question, in the comments further down – on my tube of Babo, the ingredients list actually just says “fragrance” – not “natural fragrance” – I wonder if Babo would disclose what the fragrance is?

  33. Jay

    First time mommy here 🙂 How do you feel about Boo Bamboo Baby diaper rash cream?

  34. Kiesha

    Hi! What would you recommend for chapped lips? Anything that has ingredients safe for ingestion?

  35. Ashley

    What about 7th Generation coconut care diaper rash cream?

  36. What do think about Dr. Smith diaper cream? It’s good or bad stuff.
    Thank you

  37. Chelsey

    What about this one? It’s supposed to be all natural…Thanks!

    Aqua, Zinc Oxide, Castor Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Calendula Extract (Aqua, Glycerin, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Sodium Benzonate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid), Vitamin E D-Alpha Tocopherol Blend, Optiphen Plus, French Lavender Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil

    1. Maia James

      I would be okay with this one, but there is some controversy around emulsifying wax.

  38. Betony

    Have you checked out Grovia Magic Stick?

  39. Nicole

    Can you review this bum butter ingredient list and let me know what you think of this product please…

    Anthemis Mobilis (Roman Chamomile) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Olea Europea (Olive) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*



    1. Maia James

      This is Good Stuff:)

  40. Rose B

    Hi, great website, soooo helpful. What about Live Clean (baby) Diaper ointment?

    Ricinus Communis (Caster) Seed Oil, Zinc Oxide, Cera Alba, Colloidal Oatmeal, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojaba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract .

    note: Also using the Live Clean (baby) body lotion.

    1. Maia James

      This ingredients list looks good to me!

  41. Janell McKenney

    What about 7th Generation?

  42. CJ

    I am curious about Paladin diaper rash ointment. Is is safe and clean for use and infants. It works really well and I want to ensure that it is considered safe. I also used Drstin but after reading the post Im going to get rid of it.

  43. Ashley

    Hi! I love this page and I’m on it every day! My wife and I just adopted a baby boy! He was 4weeks premature and is 3 weeks old now. He was born addicted to methadone so we are still in the hospital. Reading your guides and surfing your page has helped me tremendously!
    My grandmother just bought Emily diaper skin and soother plus and it seems to be working really well.

    Organic sunflower oil
    Red peony root
    Phellodendron amurense bark
    Dictamnus root bark

  44. Olivia

    My sister just had my nephew about six months ago and she could never find any method that prevented or even treated his diaper rash. The cloth diapers didn’t make any difference either. It was a constant battle for her. It started as a little joke at first but I suggested that she try Anti-Monkey Butt Baby Powder as a preventative measure. I actually use the adult version for myself when I work out. But I kid you not it actually worked! So well that she started using the diaper rash cream as well in case a little rash did flare up. It contains calamine in the cream so it soothes his delicate skin. It’s definitely worth a look at!

  45. Rae

    What about Medline REMEDY with Olivamine – Calazime Skin Protectant Paste ?

  46. Yelena

    Hi Maia,

    What do you think of Weleda Calendula diaper rash cream? And also Weleda Skin Food moisturizer? Are those good stuff? What do you think of the Weleda brand in general?

    1. Maia James

      I’m really torn on Weleda. The only ingredients of concern are the essential oils they’ve chosen to impart that distinctive scent (like limonene and geraniol).

  47. Stephanie Kerr

    It’s perfectly fine to use a zinc diaper cream on cloth diapers. It might stain but it won’t ruin them. The only ingredient in diaper creams that will cause repelling is petroleum.

  48. Jessica

    Have you heard of Little Calendula’s Baby Bee Balm Cream? (ingredients on bottle: cold pressed extra virgin olea Europaea, cera alba, purified aqua, organic calendula officinalis, lavendula officinalis, essential oil, CO2 extract of vanilla planifolia, and sodium borate). Thanks!

    1. Maia James

      I personally feel okay with this list, but some people won’t like the sodium borate (borax).

  49. Brie

    Hello. Wondering if Earth Mama Angel Baby bottom balm is still a go to? Thanks!

    1. Maia James

      Yes, it’s Good Stuff:)

  50. Renee SL

    Silly question, but I”m first time mom here, and first time my son is getting diaper rash at 16 months….teething with 4 teeth starting to pop through, so his diapers have been very loose and even though we change him immediately after he goes, he’s still red and irritated. Question is, can I put any of the “Good Stuff” diaper creams on his penis? I just want to make sure that it’s safe and won’t burn him or anything. Thank you! 🙂

    Also, what do you think of this cream?

    Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) butter, Olea europaea (Olive) oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Almond) oil, Beeswax, Triticum vulgare (Wheat) germ oil, Santalum paniculatum (Royal Hawaiian sandalwood) wood oil†, Coriandrum sativum (Coriander) seed oil†, Chamaemelum nobile (Roman Chamomile) flower oil†, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil†, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil†, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) peel oil (Furocoumarin-free)†, Cistus ladanifer (Cistus) oil†, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) flower oil†, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) flower oil†
    †100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

    and also this kids bath wash:

    Deionized water, Decly Polyglucose, Vegetable Glycerin, Sorbitol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, PG-Hydroxyethylcellulose Cocodimonium Chloride, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Extract, Aleurites Moluccana (Kiwi) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Dimethicone PEG-8 Meadowfoamate, Cedrus Atlantica† (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens† Flower Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Linoleic Acid, and Linolenic Acid.

    Thank you!!

    1. Maia James

      Yes, the Good Stuff diaper creams are fine on his penis.
      The two ingredients lists you pasted look fine to me. There are lots of essential oils in both of these, but if your son doesn’t react to them, should be okay.

  51. It looks like Broudreaux’s Butt paste has changed their formula. It now says Paraben-, preservative- and phthalate-free under each of the three past options. Is this true?

    1. Maia James


      1. Roxanne

        I’m confused. Is the Natural Butt Paste good or still no?

        1. Jackie

          I am wondering the same. The EWG has a very low score for it. I don’t see it updated above. So, I would just like to know why it is not at least in sneaky stuff!

  52. Rachel

    Wondering if you know much about Rocky Mountain Soap Co. products (https://www.rockymountainsoap.com). I’ve been loving their Baby Bum Balm for my little one, and am convinced their Belly Butter saved me from stretch marks during my pregnancy. Would love to know your thoughts on their products!

    1. Maia James

      Quick glance suggests it’s Good Stuff–will do a more thorough investigation when we update this guide!

  53. Jamie

    What about Kissaluvs Diaper Lotion Potion Spray and concentrate?

    1. Maia James

      Don’t know that one, but will add to list for a future investigation!

  54. Shalimar

    I really enjoyed this, however, I wanted to share that my experience was that cloth diapers do not help with diaper rash.

    My niece was set up with cloth diapers before birth, but she was born with extremely sensitive skin. Unfortunately, when wearing cloth diapers she would get a terrible rash that wouldn’t go away, even with copious applications of cream–we tried every kind we could find in stores. We learned that using disposable diapers helped it clear up and mostly prevented the diaper rash. I think it is because of the way that disposable diapers can pull the urine away from the skin, whereas cloth will absorb but continually touch the skin. We only noticed the pattern because we would occasionally use the diapers they give you in the hospital and the others we had received as gifts.

    It was really sad for me to have to admit that cloth wouldn’t work for her, because I was her nanny and I wanted to make the cloth diapers work so badly. We worked on it for three months, but in the end we couldn’t get the terrible rash to go away with cloth so she got switched to disposables.

    That was 9 years ago and now I’m having a baby and will not be using disposables. I’m hopeful that things work out better for me, and I’m glad I found this to help me pick out a safe and natural cream for my little one.

  55. Nida

    Hello, love your website we just discovered it recently. Please tell how the Mustela 1,2,3 diaper rash cream is? Would love to know if its good stuff that we can use on our baby 🙂 thanks a ton!

    1. Maia James

      Hi there. I’m not a fan of Mustela. There are many other safe brands of diaper rash cream!

      1. Belen Tissera

        Hi, Many thanks for all your feedback. Could you tell me which ingredients you don’t like of Mustela 123. My baby is 7 months old and I have been using it since she was born.
        I’m really worried now that I read that from you.

  56. Diaper cream! Still, works as before
    It is curious that I

  57. Amelia


    Have you had a chance to look at Weleda’s new White Mallow line? The ingredient list is different than the Calendula. Wondering if it’s safer enough to be “good stuff” or not yet. It has the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.

    PS We love your website! Having gone through more than a half dozen different formulas and needing to thicken my little one’s bottles (medical conditions)it has been so helpful to know which soy formula and oatmeal is best. We are very pleased with Nature’s One Soy and Happy Baby Oatmeal.

    1. Maia James

      I haven’t looked into this new line, but thanks for putting it on my radar. Will definitely look into it.

  58. Laura

    How’s Mustela 1,2,3?

    Also, opinion on honest diapers and the Owlet Monitor? Thanks!

    1. Maia James

      I don’t like Mustela, I think Honest diapers are fine, and I don’t know the Owlet monitor but will add to my list!

  59. Chloe


    Where did you find a reference for about a possible carcinogenic action of geraniol? (Weleda diaper cream)
    I couldn’t find any and geraniol oil has been shown to have anti-tumor properties.

  60. Analu

    Hi Maia, do you typically list your favorite/safest product first? So if I am looking to change diaper rash creams to a natural and safe one should I just go for Babo? Is that the best/healthiest one??

    1. Maia James

      No, actually they are usually in random or sometimes alphabetical order. For diaper rash cream, my top pick is the Green Goo–this is for both safety and effectiveness. You’ve given me a good idea with this question, though! We should probably be adding some indication of Top Pick next to our favorite products! 

      1. Analu

        Yes! That would be amazing and would definitely help us readers to choose more easily! Thanks!

  61. Betty Jane Mackay

    What do you think of Beautycounter’s baby balm? I

    1. Maia James

      The ingredients are fine, but I haven’t tried it myself. Here’s the link for anyone who wants to try it: http://www.beautycounter.com/suzanneweaver-goss?goto=kids%2Fbaby%2Fbaby-daily-protective-balm.html 

  62. Baby Butz cream is the safest, most effective diaper rash treatment available without a prescription.
    Heals most skin rashes in 4-6 hours! Using only natural ingredients. Pediatricians hand out samples to patients and its used in neonatal hospital units.

  63. Alikea

    Hi Maia,
    What do you think about French product Mitosyl ? Thank you so much

    Fish liver oil ………….. 20 g
    Zinc oxide ……………. 27 g
    Vitamin A……….. 12 000 IU For 100 g
    The other ingredients are: geranium essential oil, methyl salicylate, butylhydroxyanisole, petrolatum, wool fat, purifies water. This is a protective and healing ointment that contains zinc oxide and liver of fish oil rich in vitamin A

    1. Maia James

      Looks like Good Stuff to me!:)

  64. Marlyn

    I just came across your website and I’m loving it. It has been so helpful for me being a first time mommy and having no idea about baby products and ingredients. I would love to know your thoughts on the Era Organics Honeybuns diaper balm? Thank you!

    1. Maia James

      I don’t know Era, but in general I consider Honeybuns to be Good Stuff:)

  65. Paula

    What about a baby powder? Any good recommendations?

    1. Maia James

      Yes! Anything without talc or synthetic fragrance is basically safe–I really like this one: http://amzn.to/2elmwyI

  66. Jean

    Your site is incredibly helpful. What do you think about Aleva Naturals Soothing Diaper Cream and Aleva Naturals Bamboo Baby Sensitive Wipes?

    1. Maia James

      I don’t know those, but will look into them!

  67. Linda Wilson

    Our grandson also had a terrible rash that through elemination we decided had to be due to allergies in the diaper creams. We found a gal that makes an all natural cream except for the zinc oxide. Her price was only $10 for a large jar with a flat shipping rate. She packaged it in a glass jar so it did not absorb anything for the packaging and sent it right out.

    Within a week we were clear of the rash. I understand her son has lots of allergies so she was forced to find ways to keep him healthy so she makes all his needs with healthy, chemical free products.

    Here is her email if anyone is intersted to see if she can help your baby, desi becht@yahoo.com

  68. Brie

    I am looking into using just coconut oil on my baby, which coconut oil do you recommend?

    1. Maia James

      You want organic unrefined coconut oil, as the refined variety is deodorized and bleached. And while there is a distinction between virgin and extra virgin olive oil, when it comes to coconut oil, these terms mean the same thing. This one is great because it’s even packaged in glass: http://amzn.to/2bHXIQu

  69. Ricki S

    We use natural stuff from The Solid Bar Company, their calendula diaper balm especially, to keep vulnerable baby bottom areas rash free. We used it on our 4 year old daughter, many moons ago, and now it works just as fine on our little boy and it has always seems to keep him rash free and soft without any adverse effects, especially as we live in a hot humid area………any thoughts on this from your perspective?

    1. Maia James

      I just looked into this diaper rash cream and it looks like Good Stuff:)

  70. Allyson Martin

    I’ve been reading that Burt’s Bees has a new diaper ointment formula, but as a soon-to-be first time mom, I’m not sure what is different because I can’t find the old formula to compare it to! I only keep reading that the new formula contains lanolin. Do you have any info or update on this? Thanks so much!

    1. Maia James

      I don’t know about the new vs. old formula but here are my thoughts on lanolin: Lanolin is the greasy discharge from a sheep’s sebaceous glands, and is used in host of cosmetics, from lip balms to breastfeeding creams. Although highly effective in soothing and healing chapped skin, lanolin contains a heavy load of pesticides (the wool is soaked in chemicals to remove parasites before the lanolin is scoured out of it), and at the moment there are no truly organic options out there.

      1. You are correct Maia. Most Lanolin ingredients are not highly refined.
        As a result, consumers believe they are allergic to Lanolin. This is not true, they are allergic to the impurities left behind. The sheep were fed chemicals or grazed on chemically treated fields and the wool is processed in chemicals in refinement stage to extract oils. Pure Lanolin that is highly refined is very expensive and not used often in Cosmetic products. Baby Butz cream uses pure Lanolin, highly refined, and is safe and effective. Just one of the reasons this cream works well and is used in neonatal units and recommended by Pediatricians.

  71. Natalie Cannatella

    What about Baby Hugo Diaper Cream?

    1. Maia James

      I haven’t seen this brand but will add it to our list to research. 🙂

      1. Natalie

        Did you ever look into this brand? I’m still using it and want to make sure it’s considered good stuff before I buy more of it.

        1. Maia James

          No, I’m sorry but I have not yet had time to check this one out!

  72. Ashley

    How do you rate Weleda calendula diaper rash cream?

    1. Maia James

      I don’t love some of the ingredients, such as benzyl salicylate and benzyl benzoate.

  73. Shopoholicnot

    How about Maty’s All natural petroleum free baby ointment?

    1. Maia James

      Don’t know this one–will look into it!

  74. Alicia Evans

    What about Burts Bee diaper rash cream?

    1. Maia James

      I don’t love Burt’s Bees generally, but their diaper cream is actually fine.

      1. Vicki

        I was wondering the same, since on EWG it actually has horrible ratings (as does the whole Burt’s Bees line of products).
        I have absolutely loved this website and have used it for many product choices, but quick question: Are there other sources that you use other than EWG/Skin Deep? I usually like to use at least 3 and more to get a consensus.

        1. Maia James

          Other than this website?:). I don’t know of another comprehensive source. You could check out the Think Dirty app. 

  75. Jeanette

    My newborn cant shake off summer heat and a rash.. I tried Aquaphor (ped suggested) and A+D, nothing. How about MotherLove Diaper and Thrush ? I used it with my son and found it worked well.
    Thoughts on that?

    1. Maia James

      Yes, MotherLove is Good Stuff, last I checked:)

  76. Maryam Ahsan

    What’s your thoughts about Zum Baby Lavender Balm??

    1. Maia James

      Good Stuff:)

  77. Staci Grauman

    Hi, I am planing to use Thirsties cloth pocket diapers. Are Acure baby products safe to use with cloth diaper? In there diaper balm it says the active ingredient is “Non-nano uncoated zinc oxide 14%”.

    Thanks for the help! Staci G

    1. Maia James

      Yes, it should be fine to use with cloth diapers. My understanding is that zinc may cause staining but won’t cause build-up on a cloth diaper.

  78. Natasha

    Hi Maia,
    Thank you for the very helpful portal and a great resource! What do you think about Reese and Luke Shea Butter Baby Balm?


    1. Maia James

      Looks like Good Stuff:)

  79. Michelle

    I recently bought Burt’s bees baby bee multipurpose ointment. I thought it was okay but I might have researched wrong on this one. Just wondering how you would rate this one?

    1. Maia James

      Looks fine to me.

      1. Morgan

        Thanks for all of your input on this! It looks like Burts Bees Baby Multipurpose Ointment isn’t ranked as well on the EWG list because it contains castor oil and frangrance. The jar says the fragrance is “natural” so I’m not sure if that helps? Also do you know what the concerns are with castor oil? I’m seeing it in a lot of things as I’m searching for a new diaper cream. Thank you!

        1. Maia James

          I’m not THAT worried about castor oil, and if the fragrance is natural it’s not a concern.

  80. Amber D

    LOVE this site! I’ve used it for 3 years now and am getting ready to give it a shout out on the Kansas City Moms Blog. 🙂

    One question: Why do you think Boudreaux’s Butt Paste ranks so well on EWG?

    1. Maia James

      Hey, thanks for bringing this to my attention! It looks like Boudreaux has a new all-natural version without all the petroleum products; I’ll update my guide accordingly! Thank you!

      1. Tiffini

        Would you consider this good stuff?

        1. Maia James

          No, I wouldn’t call this Good Stuff.

      2. Kandi

        What do you think about Boudreaux’s Natural version?

  81. Miss G

    I’m a big fan of Dimpleskin’s Bum Bum Balm for maintenance, but I prefer something with zinc oxide in it for when flare ups occur

  82. Sarah D.

    What do you think about Burt’s Bee’s diaper rash cream?

    1. Maia James

      It looks safe to me…some people don’t like lanolin, but over all I think this is a fine option.

      1. Sarah D.

        Thanks for checking it out, Maia!

  83. Ashley

    I recently discovered the product “SkinFix” at Target and would like to know if it would be considered good stuff?

    1. Maia James

      It’s not so bad–although does contain lots of petroleum-derived ingredients (i.e., paraffin wax).

  84. Shilpa

    What about sudocream ? Is it recommended ?

    1. Maia James

      No, I would not recommend Sudocream, due to petroleum ingredients and some questionable preservatives.

      1. Hina

        I bought BAbo botanicals diaper rash cream, it wasnt any helpful for rashes or prevention of rashes. I was resistant to use soducream but had no other option in hand as i had got it for free so i used it n it really works great n soothes the baby buns..my tube of this babo botanicals diaper cream is just sitting idle in the shelf!
        I also dont really like the babo botanicals oatmeal lotion for babies. rather Weleda calendula is better. what abt shea moisture?

  85. Natasha

    What about Bephanthen diaper rash cream?

    1. Maia James

      I don’t consider this Good Stuff as it has many petroleum products in it.

  86. Alison

    What do you think about the Eco Chic Movement Diaper Cream?

    1. Maia James

      Just checked it out and looks safe!

  87. K adair

    Do you know anything about Dr Smiths diaper creams? That’s what we use. Thanks

    1. Maia James

      Don’t know that brand, but will add it to the list for future updates!

    2. Maia James

      Just checked it out and it’s got a lot of petroleum products in it, and therefore I wouldn’t recommend.

  88. Maia James

    unfortunately, I would call that Bad Stuff:(

  89. mariam

    What’s your opinion on triple paste?

  90. Natasha

    What about Bepanthen diaper cream?

  91. Erin

    How do you feel about A&D?

    1. Maia James

      Not good. Parfum, petroleum ingredients, etc. I know it’s effective, but unfortunately they haven’t cleaned up the ingredients!

  92. Mary

    What about Babyganics diaper rashs cream? I know that some babyganics can be sneak stuff.

    1. Maia James

      Eh, it’s not terrible, but it’s got a lot of ingredients, and some of them aren’t so great (sodium benzoate, etc.).

      1. Analu

        Hi Maia, so do you not recommend I buy this cream for my baby? I thought baby”ganics” was like short for baby “organic” products so I guess I assumed this diaper rash cream would be healthy for my baby’s bottom. I really love your articles and always consider your input when buying products. So would you recommend this product or do you absolutely prefer I checkout the other ones on your Good Stuff list instead? Or is this one not bad? Please advise, thank you!

        1. Maia James

          BabyGanics doesn’t use all organic ingredients, which is one reason I think they are sneaky (given the company name!). Overall, they are still better than a mainstream brand, and I don’t think you’re harming your baby by using their diaper cream. But I definitely think there are better options out there.

  93. CALLI

    What about Aquaphor or ASAP 365 SILVER GEL?

    1. Maia

      I would not consider either of those brands Good Stuff.

  94. Maia

    It’s Good Stuff!:)

  95. Robin

    What about Badger Balm Baby Zinc Oxide Diaper Cream?

  96. Lauren

    Your site has been an enormous help to me! Thanks for your great work. What do you think about Acure Baby Buns? And for that matter, also their All Better Balm?

    1. Maia James

      Yes, it’s all Good Stuff:). We are carrying both in our online store now:

  97. Joanna

    Honest companies “organic healing balm” is great and scores only a 1 on skin deep. It also can be used for multiple issues including diaper rash. I use it on my baby with no issues.

  98. Sam

    What about honest?

    1. Maia James

      Yes, Honest diaper balm is fine:)

  99. Liz

    What do you think about Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom Balm?

    1. Maia James

      Yes! Earth Mams is Good Stuff:)

  100. Liz

    What do you think about Earth Mama Angel Baby Bottom?

    1. Maia James

      Yes, it’s Good Stuff:)

  101. Sharon

    I like Happie Coconut Kids Care found on Etsy at http://www.happiecoconut.etsy.com

  102. Melissa

    We use Eco Chic Movement. It is naturopathic doctor formulated and contains a blend of herbs that are anti-bacterial and anti-yeast and help to heal wounds! It was the only thing that worked for us, and best of all is cloth diaper safe. We buy it from their website http://www.ecochicmovement.com

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