Zero Waste Recipe: Beau’s Butt Butter

*Recipe yields 1 half pint mason jar



½ c. organic coconut oil (melted)

5-10 drops of organic lavender essential oil


  1. Melt coconut oil to its liquid form. Make sure to NOT boil it!
  2. Stir in drops of lavender essential oil.
  3. Store in mason jar at room temperature to solidify.


TO USE: Coconut oil and the calming scent of lavender essential oil works as a great, environmentally friendly diaper cream. Throw out those sticky, toxic diaper creams and switch to making your own all natural “Butt Butter”.  After your baby’s bottom is clean, apply Beau’s Butt Butter to your baby’s bottom before putting on a new diaper. To make this super simple recipe even better, its cloth diaper friendly too!


*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, physician, dietitian, nutritionist, aromatherapist or medical professional of any sort. I am not authorized to give professional medical or nutritional advice. None of the info in this recipe has been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. Nothing written is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please contact your doctor immediately for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. If you see an allergic reaction, please contact your pediatrician and stop use.

**My recipe was originally featured in Planting Seeds in South Carolina Magazine, (which can be viewed here).