Liniment is a mixture of oil (olive in general), lime water (calcium hydroxide solution), and often beeswax.

It is a product that protects the skin of the seat and neutralizes the acidity of urine and stool. Contrary to its reputation, liniment is not a detergent. Like any fat, it peels off residues, giving an impression of cleanliness, but it does not flush out bacteria. Used on uncleaned skin, liniment can promote the development of yeast.

The liniment has a pH of about 9. It is perfect for neutralizing the acidity of urine and stool when using diapers, but unsuitable for the rest of the skin, which has a pH of about 5.5. It is not suitable for use as a make-up free-fitting or moisturizing.

It is only used on healthy skin (do not use liniment on irritated skin as this can make the problem worse).


Put a little product on a dry wipe, apply to the skin of the cleaned seat, no need to rinse.

Liniment is compatible with cloth diapers, as long as they are maintained according to the wash routine recommended here. Choose the first cycle at 40 degrees and the second cycle at 60 degrees, with efficient laundry detergent.

It's easy to make yourself.


An example of liniment recipe:

50% olive oil, 50% lime water, a little beeswax to tie it all together. The more wax there is, the thicker it will be. Don't put too much on.

Then it is possible to use different oils.

For example: olive oil, a little coconut oil, a little shea butter, lime water, beeswax.

For manufacturing, lightly heat some of the oil to melt the beeswax, (no need to heat much) when everything is melted, add the rest of the oil, mix with a whisk (manual or electric) and add lime water.

Mix well, and it's ready.

The basic recipe is 50% oil (or oil mixture) and 50% lime water.

It is not necessary to put a preservative. It is kept for a minimum of 3 months, as long as it is done in accordance with basic hygiene measures.

It will change appearance or smell if it is no longer good.