Note: I am not a doctor, herbalist, aromatherapist or chemist. I am just an everyday mom trying to figure out how to live naturally. This recipe is one that works for myself and my family. Please consult your doctor before using any diy recipe or essential oils to confirm that they are safe for you. This holds especially important if you are currently pregnant.
DIY Baby Wipes Solution
A four-ingredient, easy DIY recipe for wipes! This baby wipes solution can be made into a spray for cloth wipes or used as a solution to make homemade disposable baby wipes.
In our house, we’re cloth diaper addicts! Even before I was pregnant I knew I wanted to use cloth diapers and after two babes, I’ve definitely learned all the ins and outs (read more about what NOT to do when using cloth diapers!).
And since our diapering service also came with reusable cloth wipes, homemade baby wipe solution was a no-brainer to me.
Not only is this cloth baby wipes solution really simple and better for our babe’s skin, but it’s also much easier on the environment, as is this baby body butter recipe!
And since the spray takes about 120s to throw together, it’s not too big an inconvenience either.
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Why Use A DIY Baby Wipes Solution?
Traditional baby wipes have some pretty random and potentially harmful ingredients in them. And sometimes these ingredients can:
- cause skin irritations
- dry out babes skin
- can be endocrine disruptors
For me, babes’ skin is the purest of things. I want to snuggle my babes and not coat them in sketchy ingredients.
Making my own homemade baby wipes solution just seemed like a no-brainer to me. This cloth baby wipes solution helps:
- keep the skin soft
- contains no “fragrance” only natural ingredients and oils
- sooth inflammation
- is super cost-effective
But How Does It Clean?
When I first started making my own spray, I had a couple of people express concern that Baby Bear wouldn’t be clean enough (jeez thanks). So let’s break this down:
First off, Baby Bear gets a bath every night. It’s part of her bedtime routine and letting her tush soak in sea salt help keeps it clean and soft
I also had someone kindly inform me that this spray just wasn’t strong enough to keep a babes bum clean. That I needed the chemicals in the wipes to keep her sanitary.
My response was: “really? Do you sterilize your bum every time you go to the washroom?” I didn’t think so. I find, so long as you are properly cleaning your babe when changing you shouldn’t have any issues.
And after changing, follow it up with some of this baby bum balm! My girls are toddlers and I’m still totally rocking this stuff because it’s so amazing. Primally Pure products are made with all-natural ingredients I can pronounce and purchase. Plus, save 10% off your entire first order with code fitasamamabear
Ingredients in The Baby Wipes Solution
Using this gel helps soothe the babes’ bottom as it’s anti-inflammatory. We all know how bad diaper rash can be and the aloe helps reduce a burn. It’s nice, cooling and good for the skin.
I use a bit of this to keep the babes bum silky and soft. Obviously you don’t want that precious skin to dry out so the oil in the recipe helps prevent that
Update: I have since removed this from my recipe! While I love sweet almond oil for babes skin, I was finding that it caused more issues when they had minor rashes as it “traps in the burn”.
This soap is extremely mild and fragrance-free so perfect for babies. Adding a little bit of soap to the mix just helps clean it up
Personally I use tea tree to give it a bit more of a disinfection boost, lavender to help prevent any skin irritation and chamomile because it’s calming. It goes without saying to make sure your babe has no sensitivities to these oils before using them in such a delicate place. Because the oils are so watered down the potency is pretty little but best to be sure.
Update: I now only use chamomile and lavender essential oils to help soothe and calm the skin. Every so often I’ll whip up a batch with tea tree but I go very light on the drops (like two maybe three).
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Place all ingredients into the spray bottle Shake gently to combine Note: I used this wipe spray for almost a year before baby bear had her first diaper rash. After that, I omitted the almond oil in the recipe as oil only furthers diaper rash when it's due to acidic pee.
DIY Cloth Diaper Wipes Solution
Place all ingredients into the spray bottle
Shake gently to combine
Note: I used this wipe spray for almost a year before baby bear had her first diaper rash. After that, I omitted the almond oil in the recipe as oil only furthers diaper rash when it's due to acidic pee.
Whip up a batch of this easy cloth diaper wipe solution in under five minutes! This all-natural baby wipes spray help keep your babes bum clean as well as hydrated and chemical-free!