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12/17/10 11:17 P

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Hey, do you wet a day's worth of wipes at a time or do you wet as you go? What do you normally keep your cloth wipes in at home and when you go out? Just curious to hear everyone's answers...

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I actually just use water with a dash of vinegar with a couple drops of EO.. throw them in the wash with the CDs.. LOVE THEM!! Good luck mama!

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2/26/09 9:45 P

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thanks for posting this...

I bought a large bulk box of wipes from Sams just before Christopher was born - can you believe we STILL have them! LOL Although they are near GONE - We decided that when they are gone, we are going to cut up the old "spit rags" since he no longer spits up and turn them into cloth baby wipes.

Looking forward to no longer using "store bought" wipes!!

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2/24/09 5:56 P

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Here is a compilation of some great homemade baby wipe solution recipes...work well with cloth wipes or good quality paper towels (Bounty or Viva)

REMEMBER: Most essential oils are not for use on babies skin. There are a few that are OK in moderation: among those are tea tree oil, and lavender in very vary small amounts...Our babies smell wonderful enought without any extra foo foo smells anyhow!!

Always use distilled water also!!




Add water and soap in bowl and gently whisk together, then slowly drizzle in the oils while whisking (just like making a vinaigrette) lol. Then just put it in a squirt bottle (I use a water bottle with a pop up top) and give it a gentle shake before each use. I have had mine out for 5 days, and it has not gotten stale.

You can just keep a couple days worth out for use, and keep the rest in the fridge for max freshenss. Each of these makes about a weeks worth so they really don't need refrigerated (unless they have fresh aloe, or teas in them)

Any recipe with tea tree oil will last longer, because it is an anti-microbial agent. I can't imagine that any of these recipes would make enough to last longer than a week anyways. You could add a drop or two of tea tree to any recipe, but never more than a couple drops. Maybe do a patch test on baby with dilluted tea tree oil before using if your baby has sensitive skin. My son does, but has had no problems with the tea tree oil.

Most of these recipes are almost the same...so play around and have fun. I never make the same recipe.

Olive Oil Solution
I cup water
1T olive oil (does not have to be extra virgin)
1 T Dr. Bronners liquid baby mild castile soap ( a natural olive oil based soap)
1 drop tea tree oil , olive leaf extract

Cloth Wipe Solution Recipes:
Basic Wipe Solution
This basic recipe can be adapted by changing the type of soap or oil.
1/2 cup baby oil
1/2 cup baby wash
2 cups water


Castile Solution
Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap comes in several yummy scents!
1 tablespoon olive, apricot, or other oil
1 tablespoon Dr Bronner's Liquid Castile Soap
2 drops tea tree oil
1 cup water


Easy Peasy
Just three simple ingredients...
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons baby wash
1 1/2 cups water


Eight is Great
Similar ingredients as other recipes, but in different amounts. 1/8 cup vegetable oil
1/8 cup baby wash
4 drops tea tree oil
2 cups water


Fruit 'n' Veggie
Dr Bronner's soaps can often be found in organic markets.
1 teaspoon fruit or vegetable-based oil (apricot, olive, grapeseed, etc)
1 tablespoon vegetable-based soap (like Dr. Bronner's liquid castile)
1 teaspoon 100% aloe vera gel
1 cup water


Just One
Just one "something" of each ingredient for this recipe.
1 chamomile tea bag
1 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon baby bath or shampoo
1 cup hot water



Aloe & Glycerine
Lanolin and glycerine moisturize without oil.
1 tablespoon liquid glycerine
1/4 teaspoon aloe vera juice
1 tablespoon baby wash
1-3 drops EO
4 cups water


Lotion Potion
Baby lotion adds more softening power to this solution.
1 tablespoon baby oil
1 tablespoon baby soap
1 tablespoon baby lotion
1 cup water


No Measuring
Don't measure for this one, just estimate amounts.
2 squirts baby oil
2 squirts baby wash
1 drop EO
1 cup water (about)


Olive 'n' Tea Tree (similiar to what I use)
A great natural wipes solution.
1/4 cup olive oil (extra virgin not necessary)
1/8 cup gentle baby bath
A few drops tea tree oil
4 cups water


Shampoo Style
Baby shampoo works as well as baby wash.
1 tablespoon baby oil
2 teaspoons baby shampoo
2 1/2 cups water

Soap Free -This recipe relies on the EO to cleanse, instead of using soap.
1-2 drops tea tree oil

2 drops of apricot oil

1 drop of lavender oil

1 cup water


Zany Apricot Solution
1 tablespoon apricot oil
1 tablespoon unscented baby wash
3 cups water


Anti-Fungal (yeast)
Omit vinegar if baby has a raw rash.
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon calendula oil
A few drops apricot oil
A few drops tea tree oil
1/4 cup 100% aloe vera gel
1 cup water


Anti-Fungal Too
Similar to the other anti-fungal recipe, but less vinegar and water.
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon calendula oil
A few drops apricot oil
A few drops tea tree oil
1/4 cup 100% aloe vera gel
1/2 cup water

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