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If there’s one favorite thing I loved having around when Kai was still a newborn, it’s CJ’s Butter. I still use it today, now that he’s two (approaching three). This all-purpose baby balm works wonders on every boo-boo that Kai ever got as a baby. It’s the one thing I turn to for rashes, scratches, bites and itchiness.
I have to thank my friend, Mitzi, for introducing this product to me. She sent me one 2 oz. jar of CJ’s Butter Shea Butter Balm when I asked her about cloth diapering and I remember it was the orange scent she gave me. From then on, I fell in love with the product and used it on Kai every day. It’s been CJ’s Butter from the start.
History of CJ’s Butter
Let’s know a bit about this butter balm. According to the official site, the butter is created by a stay-at-home mom CJ who only wanted a balm that works for her baby. But since nothing she found on the market ever worked, she decided to create her own. And thanks to her, moms like me finally have a product that’s gentle on baby’s skin.
I ought to share to all mommies the five reasons why I just love CJ’s Butter Shea Butter Balm.
#1. It smells sooooo good!
Yes, CJ’s Butter scents are so lovely and fun and it’s one of the things I love most about the product. When you browse the official site, you’ll see that there are different butter balm scents to choose from. And come on, who wouldn’t be enticed to buy something with a cute name like Warm Vanilla Cake, My Pixie Pie, Lullaby Baby and Monkey Farts – well, farts aren’t all that flattering but it’s cute when you think about “monkey farts.”
Tip: My favorite scent is Lullaby Baby. Oatmeal, Milk & Honey and Monkey Farts smell great too!
You can buy Oatmeal, Milk & Honey by clicking here as well.
#2. It’s organic and made with food-grade ingredients
So it’s safe to eat. Not that you want your child to eat it. I tried it myself just so I’ll know how it tastes because one time I had to put it on Kai’s bleeding lower lip. I had to contact customer service if it’s safe when ingested and they responded promptly saying yes because CJ’s Butter Shea Butter Balm is made with food-grade ingredients.
#3.It’s perfect for cloth diapering
I can’t remember exactly when I started using cloth diaper with Kai (I’d have to dig my FB posts for the date) but I’m sure it was when he was less than six months old. When you use cloth diaper, you need to have a balm to protect the sensitive skin from rashes and CJ’s Butter does just that. It’s made especially for cloth diapering babies but it’s equally safe for those who use disposable diapers.
#4. It’s more than just a baby balm
The CJ’s Butter Shea Butter Balm is primarily used for your baby’s bum to prevent diaper rash. It can also treat minor booboos in babies, like bites, scratches and scrapes. These booboos somehow heal fast for Kai when the shea butter balm is applied. There was one time I missed using CJ’s butter on his groin area, which then turned red. But once I applied the butter, the redness was gone.
CJ’s Butter Shea Butter Balm can also be used by adults for different conditions – 30 to be exact. They include cold sores, rosacea, psoriasis, wrinkles, split ends and for itchy pregnant bellies.
#5. A small 2 oz. jar goes a long way
You only need a small amount of the butter balm to use every day so when my friend gave me the 2 oz. jar, I was able to use it for a long time. The product also comes in different sizes to suit your preference. They also have 0.35 oz minis for those who want to try out the different scents to arrive at the best one.
Now I have two more large tubs in the fridge, (yes, the butter turns solid in cold temperature and melts in warm temps) one 12oz tub and two 6 oz pots that my cousin sent over from the US. The only downside to CJ’s Butter Shea Butter Balm that time when I started using it is that I couldn’t find a stable seller here in the Philippines. Luckily, I was able to buy from an online seller in the Philippines enough for me to last until Kai’s older. Not sure if the shop still sells the butter but upon doing a quick search, I found that Shopee sells them now.
Today, Kai doesn’t use the butter that much because he no longer wears cloth diapers. We only call on CJ’s for Kai’s minor booboos. He even knows what to do when there are itchiness and scrapes somewhere. I highly recommend this product. Indeed, it’s a “Miracle in a Tub.”