Homemade Baby Wipes

NaturalBirthand BabyCare.comgives you a few different recipes for homemade baby wipes. Visit the site today.

I have another suggestion, though. Why not use baby wash cloths rather than paper towels. It will make the baby wipes more frugal in the long run, as well as be better environmentally speaking.

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3 thoughts on “Homemade Baby Wipes

  1. That is exactly what I did. 🙂 I started making my own baby wipes with paper towels (VIVA) when my daughter got a severe diaper rash. I like the idea of making my own baby wipes and knowing what goes into them (most wipes contain alcohol along with alot of other chemicals)! After getting tired of the cut and fold thing I started using her old baby washcloths. I read about alot of people making them out of fabric and terry cloth and sewing up the edges but that seemed even more time consuming (unless you have a sewing machine–which I don’t). The washcloths worked waaay better than the papertowels (which I still use on the go because it is easier to just dispose of them than to try to keep it around til we get home). I just went to the dollar store and bought a few packs of them since I only had like 20. Then I started buying them whenever I would catch them on sale at Wal-Mart. The ones that don’t have the extra fabric around the edges work better for me. I just wash them seperatly in their own small load since I haven’t gotten into the cloth diapers thing.

    I use this recipe:

    -3 Cups Distilled water (otherwise you have to boil the water)
    -1/8 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil which is easiest to get since they carry it at most supermarkets(Or another type of “NATURAL” oil such as Jojoba, Almond, or Sunflower–any “NATURAL” oil will you can get them at health food stores do I don’t reccommend using baby oil or mineral oil they clog pores and aren’t absorbed well into the skin)
    -2-3 drops of Tea Tree Oil (Inhibits the growth of bacteria and also is a powerhouse of healing)
    -1 drop of Roman Chamomile (This is very expensive and can be left out if you can’t afford it but it is very good for the skin and it heals as well)
    -6-8 drops of Lavender oil (Has calming effects and also inhibits the growth of bacteria)

    -Make sure you are using pure essential oils for the Tea Tree, Roman Chamomile, and Lavender Oils !!!

    -1 Tbs. Natural baby wash (Avoid SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate) Try to get a good natural one without words you can’t pronounce or use a mild Pure Liquid Castile Soap like Dr. Bronners unscented baby mild I use California baby or Dr.Bronners whichever I have on hand You can find them at the health food stores or at Target
    -1 Tsp. Pure Vegetable Glycerin (You can find this pretty much anywhere it helps to keep the oils from seperating and it is also a great moisturizer this is another reason why it is important to not use a chemical baby wash because it makes the skin more absorbant!)

    -Mix all of the ingredients and pour over whatever you are using for wipes or store it in a spray bottle and spray it as needed onto the wipes or directly onto the babies bottom.

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