Is Zinc Oxide Safe for Cloth Diapers?
Posted by Courtney Moser on December 07, 2013.
Before automatically labeling zinc oxide as a cloth-diaper no-no, take a close look at the other ingredients in whatever ointment you're considering. It's the creamy/greasy ingredients that will indicate whether the product is cloth-safe or not. For example:
- Desitin Rapid Relief – petrolatum, mineral oil (likely not cloth-safe)
- California Baby Diaper Rash Cream - water, vegetable glycerin, lanolin (cloth-safe)
- Aveeno Baby Diaper Rash Cream - beeswax, glycerin, mineral oil (likely cloth-safe)
- Boudreaux’s Butt Paste - castor oil, mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin (likely not cloth-safe)
- Badger Organic Zinc Oxide Diaper Cream - sunflower oil, beeswax (likely cloth safe)
- GroVia Magic Stick “Z” - grapeseed oil, beeswax, shea oil, jojoba oil (likely cloth safe)