Everyone is shopping away this weekend so I thought it would be the perfect time to review one of the great accessories for sale this weekend here at Diaper Junction. CJ's BUTTer Spritz
is the liquid version of the popular CJ's BuTTer Diaper Cream and this little bottle is pretty amazing.
Skin, particularly baby skin, is most likely to become irritated when its either missing an essential component or being exposed to things that remove essential components. New baby skin is protected from amniotic fluid by vernix but once it's exposed to dry air, changes occur on the molecular level that makes it vulnerable. This is the root of most baby skin conditions like baby acne, cradle cap and diaper rash. If skin is the problem, CJ's is the solution - read here to find out why
By cloth diapering, you are already doing half of the work to protect your little one's most sensitive skin but, if and when irritation occurs, CJ's BUTTer Spritz. is a fabulous remedy particularly when skin is sore to the touch. It's not chemical or petroleum based, it's simply essential oils that restore skin back to it's natural moisturized and balanced condition - giving it what it needs to fight for itself!
Here are the ingredients: shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, lanolin, beeswax, cocoa butter, Vitamin E (derived from soy), gluten-free colloidal oatmeal, and essential oils.
That's it! Nothing with 15 syllables!
My personal experience with CJ's started with my then 6 week-old baby girl's cradle cap (AKA Seborrheic Dermatitis). It's caused by an over-production of skin oil which is what skin can do when its chronically dry. Cradle cap oil deposits (yuck) can create the perfect environment for yeast called Malassezia (super yuck). Cradle cap in babies is a result of the drastic transition from water to air. The skin just goes a little crazy trying to find the right moisture balance and the over produced oil builds up on the scalp.
I would brush the flakes out of her hair while she was nursing but they just weren't going away. I had tried different washing frequencies but I couldn't get her scalp out of this greasy/dry/ shedding cycle. This is where the spritz factor came in. My babies have a good amount of hair so being able to spray it in was so much easier than using a cream. I sprayed her head with CJ's BUTTer Spritz around dinnertime and let it soak in for about 30 minutes. Then I gave her a bath and washed her hair, scrubbing with her little brush from the hospital. The next day it looked 90% better and I never had to re-apply the CJ's because 2 days later, it was completely gone. As a mom, you understand how important instant gratification can be. I was so impressed that I started trying it on other things!
There are other cool uses for CJ's and Im looking for more. So far I have used it for:
1. Diaper Rash (well that makes sense, right?) The best part was not having to rub a cream on irritated skin!
2. My 4-year olds eczema.
3. Baby Acne (it was gone in 2-3 days just in time for her baptism!)
4. My 7 year olds skin around his lips (he licks them in the winter they look HORRIBLE)
5. My dry skin - heels, elbows, hands, cuticles
6. Removing stubborn eye make-up
If you have used CJ's, you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't tried it, now is the perfect time and you can click here to check out CJ's BUTTer Spritz. I have Monkey Fart scent which makes my boys giggle and reminds me of a pina colada ahhhhhh.
If you use it, please post what you think of it and what you use it for...just in case there are things I haven't come up with yet!