Do you know what Liniment is? No? Neither did I until very recently. A few other bloggers have been talking about it, and then Les Produits de Maya reached out and asked if I wanted to check it out. And well, I’m game for anything.
Curious about liniments? Stateside? Check out this conversation with Noleo Care about their three in one wash product.
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If you know me from the internet, I like to keep my cloth diaper life pretty simple. I usually use just water with my cloth diaper wipes, and I rarely, if ever use bum creams, or other fancy gizmos people think they need to cloth diaper.
So, I admit, I received my box of from Les Produits de Maya with a little hesitancy. How was I going to sell my readers on something I initially think is overkill for cloth diapering. Like, water works just fine let’s move on.
First, a little honesty.
We use disposable wipes more frequently than I care to admit. Husband is frustrated at the lack of cleaning power of a wet cloth wipe. He also just thinks they do a better job. And because he has them out, I use them too. He’s kind of right, a wet cloth wipe is kind of a killjoy. It’s not the most efficient cleaner for those pesky transition poops that go everywhere and soak into the skin.
Second, in an earlier post about my diaper rash cream love, I mentioned very briefly, that we were struggling with unexplained redness with my daughter. It’s not my diapers, its just from sitting in pee.
Liniment Solves These Problems ^
I thought I would hate Liniment because I’m lazy.
But I love liniment because it makes my life easier.
I’ve now replaced my disposable wipes and bum cream for one simple product that does the job of two things. Not only is it AMAZING at removing poop but my
Not only is it AMAZING at removing poop but my daughter’s mild case of redness is no more with The oleo-calcareous ointment (aka a liniment) from Les Produits de Maya.
I’m converted. Now I have little bottles of the oleo-calcareous ointment all over the house (doesn’t solve my clutter problem) so I always shave it on hand. My daughter also LOVES it. She loves it so much, I’ve caught her not once but TWICE covered in it as she plays with the bottle and tries to open it.
What is it? Les Produits de MaYa 101
The oleo-calcareous is basically an ointment or a milk wash for the skin that dates back to a French European ancestry. That’s the claim.
Organic extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, yellow carnauba wax, and shea butter mix with lime water and a few natural conservation agents (grapefruit seed extract and vitamin E) to provide a cleansing and moisturizing ointment. The oleo-calcareous ointment is handmade in Quebec.
How do you use it…
Instead of wetting your cloth wipes, you apply some liniment straight to a baby or to your cloth. A little squirt will do and you clean them up. Sometimes for an extra poopy diaper, I need to do a second round.
It’s that simple.
Instead of wetting my wipe, I just apply the ointment and clean my kids up during a diaper change. It’s totally cloth diaper safe.
^ but truth be told it’s only that simple with liquid poop and pee messes. So, for those thicker chunkier toddler solid based poops, I use a wet wipe to clean up most of the mess and then use liniment on a new fresh wipe to finish the job. Or check out how Padded Tush Stats does it. I’m going to try that next.
Also, I find the liniment ointment does a better job when you use a terry based cloth. Flannel is a no go and leaves a sub-par experience. I also prefer to put it right on baby rather than the cloth. It helps if its not cold otherwise baby gets a little irritated with you.
When do I use it? To clean up a poopy bum, and after a night and nap diaper. But I don’t tend to wipe for general pee diapers during the day.
You can also use it for a million other things to relieve rashes and irritation: cradle cap, shaving cream, moisturizer, polish your furniture, the list goes on.
Basically, this sounds like the perfect one stop shop! It’s definitely coming with us to the Tiny Home. With that, I most definitely recommend it. Especially if you are struggling with some just urine based initiation on your child that is not related to your cloth diaper routine.
Where do you buy it?
Your favourite cloth diaper shop might carry it! You can shop at my affiliate retailers: The Baby Footprint (Alberta).
Have you tried Liniment? Specifically the Oleo-Calcareous ointment from Les Produits de MaYa? Tell me your experience below.
–> seriously, she’s no longer red in the diaper area. I suspect like her brother she gets a mild case of eczema in the winter which is aggravated by cloth diapering. With the liniment ointment, we haven’t had a problem, and I know she’s always fresh and clean.