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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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
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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