Thursday, March 15, 2012

CJ's BUTTer® vs. Coconut Oil

This will be a short review of how CJ's BUTTer® and Coconut Oil compare when used for diaper rash.

Coconut oil: 

Texture: Solid until you massage it a bit with your fingers, then it turns to a liquid. Greasy.
Smells like: Not anything really
Price: $8.99 for 31.5 oz. HERE (possibly cheaper at your local grocery store)
Barrier: Doesn't always provide a good barrier since the oil can be "rinsed" off when baby urinates
Reason you might choose it: Cheap, all natural, works with cloth diapers
Did it work for me? Yes! It took about a day and a half to clear a rash  

CJ's BUTTer®:

Texture: Nice spread-ability, greasy at first but soaks in to make skin soft
Smells like: Any of THESE options, or unscented
Price: $19 for 12 oz HERE
Barrier:  Provides a better barrier to help skin heal than coconut oil provides
Reason you might choose it: All natural, works with cloth diapers, can choose scents, better barrier protection
Did it work for me? Yes! It took almost a day to clear a rash 

Neither of these options worked as well for me as a medicated cream, but a medicated cream cannot be used with cloth diapers (unless you take certain precautions--like liners).

To learn about CJ's BUTTer®, see THIS post.
To learn more about coconut oil, see THIS post.

What's your favorite cloth-friendly rash cream??

(See, told you it would be short!)

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