It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: their child wakes up with a diaper rash. Diaper rash can be extremely painful for your child and is often difficult to get rid of.
In this blog post, we will discuss a surprising and easy solution to this problem: burnt flour!
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Say what? Did you say burnt flour?
Yes, burnt flour! Burnt flour is a great remedy for diaper rash because it helps to soothe the skin and forms a protective barrier against moisture.
It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce inflammation and irritation.
How do I use burnt flour for diaper rash?
To use burnt flour for diaper rash, simply mix one tablespoon of burnt flour with one tablespoon of water.
Apply the mixture to the affected area and let it dry.
Repeat this process two to three times a day until the rash clears up.
Is burnt flour safe for my child?
Yes, burnt flour is safe for children. It is non-toxic and will not harm your child’s skin.
Baking flour on its own is often used to kill any residual microorganisms or lingering bacteria.
If your child has a diaper rash, give burnt flour a try! It may be just what they need to get relief from the pain and irritation.
However, if your child has a gluten intolerance then this method should be avoided.
Is burnt flour good as a diaper rash treatment?
There is some scientific evidence to suggest that burnt flour can work as a diaper rash treatment.
One study found that it helped to soothe the skin and form a protective barrier against moisture.
The anti-inflammatory properties of burnt flour may also help to reduce inflammation and irritation.
If this is a yeast rash then this method should not be used and could make the yeast rash worsen.
Our favorite diaper rash treatment is
Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Maximum Strength Diaper Rash Ointment
- 40% Zinc Oxide
- Fast working
- Seals out wetness
- Free from dyes, preservatives, parabens and talc
- Suitable from birth
How long does it take for browned flour to work?
It usually takes two to three applications of burnt flour per day for the rash to clear up. However, results may vary depending on the severity of the rash.
Can you use flour instead of corn starch for rash?
Yes, you can use flour instead of cornstarch for diaper rash.
Burnt or brown flour is a great alternative because it helps to soothe the skin and forms a protective barrier against moisture.
Once it is burnt the bacteria is gone and it’s very similar to corn starch, so if you don’t have any corn starch you can try this!
It can be used on the worst diaper rash and should not cause any issues with sensitive skin.
Is burnt flour safe with cloth diapers?
Yes, it’s perfectly safe to use this diaper rash remedy when using cloth diapers.
To avoid diaper rash always ensure that your child has plenty of diaper-free time and that you diaper change once they have soiled or have wet diapers.
This method is better to use than petroleum jelly, olive oil shea butter or coconut oil with cloth diapers as it will not cause them to repel.
Other home remedies for diaper rashes that can be used with cloth diapers is breast milk lotion, baking soda (which will keep the skin dry) and vitamin e cream.
How to Make Burnt Flour
To make browned flour, just place some flour in a skillet and toast it over extremely low heat. You gradually heat the flour until it becomes brown and smells toasted.
Then you let it cool before applying it to the baby’s bottom like any other diaper powder.
The results are the same whether you use whole wheat flour or standard white/unbleached flour, so there’s no need to get too finicky about it.
You can also make a big batch ahead of time and store it in an airtight container for up to six months.
So, if you’re out of diaper rash cream or just want to try something new, give burnt flour a go! Your child will thank you for it.
How long does it take to burn flour?
Just about 30 minutes. You should smell a toasty smell.
Then leave it to completely cool.
Once it’s cool you can cover the diaper rash browned flour at diaper change time.
Many grandparents swear by this old remedy for treating diaper rash.
Sometimes I think we have lost a lot of the traditional natural knowledge that has been handed down by generations for hundreds of years.
If your baby’s skin is irritated then you can try this treatment on the nappy rash or skin inflammation. Let us know how you get on!