This is a natural and chemical free substitute for products like Desitin, Butt paste, AD Ointment etc... ONE of the essential oils used in Baby's Tush Cream is lavender. It goes on as a paste and dries as a powder. There are anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties in it! Instead of using a diaper rash cream AND then putting powder on, use Baby's Tush Cream! It's 2 steps in one.