Thing #573 of the 1,000 Things I Didn’t Know Until I Had A Baby is that you can’t use regular diaper rash cream with cloth diapers. A lot of parents who cloth diaper just use coconut oil instead, but as it turns out, the other go-to holy grail product is a line called CJ’s BUTTer (get it? Because butts), which we’ve been using on Below Freezing Baby for six months now (six months exactly, actually; happy half-birthday, kid!), and which I love.
I promise this is not a post about diaper creams.
As it turns out, CJ’s also makes a range of other products, some of which I’ve tried, and one of which is my new favorite lotion in the whole world.
CJ’s Creamy Lotion ($13.50 for an 8 oz. pot) is super moisturizing, paraben-free, and doesn’t leave any of the greasy residue you sometimes get with all-natural products. (The BUTTer itself is actually made with food-grade ingredients, so technically it’s edible, although I don’t know if you’d want to mow down on that much shea butter and coconut oil.) For my scent-sensitive friends, it comes in an unscented version, although I’m partial to the CJ’s fragrances myself, particularly Oatmeal, Milk and Honey; Sweet Orange; and Pink Sugar, which smells just like the Aquolina perfume of the same name.
If you order from CJ’s and you do have a baby (or honestly, even if you don’t), I recommend adding one of their $10 grab bags to your order. I’ve ordered grab bags twice now, and both times I’ve received considerably more than $10 worth of product as well as discovered some new items I might not have tried otherwise.
CJ’s BUTTer Creamy Lotion
Bottom Line: Basically just the best lotion ever; also baby-safe.
Tip: Go for the grab bag.