Monday, July 30, 2012

DIY: Wipe Solution

Hello friends!

Did you know we're cloth diaper fanatics around here?

Well, we are.

And along with cloth diapers come cloth wipes.

The post about all the pros of cloth diapering is soon-to-come but in the meantime, here's this sweet-smelling, easy to make, healthy-to-boot, wipe solution to clean your baby's bum.

Can I say you don't even have to use it for diapering. It has all the essentials for a hand sanitizer, or just a clean spray to wipe down Baby's face after a hot day. I love it.

5 ingredients:

2 cups water
1/8 cup baby wash of your choice
1/8 cup coconut oil
8 drops lavender oil
4 drops tea tree oil

Shake. Spray. Smile.

So, why these ingredients, you're wondering, right?

Tea tree oil is antibacterial, antiviral, anti fungal and antiseptic. Used alone, though, it is very harsh on the skin - great for zits, bad for babies. Adding water and oil help to calm the harshness. 

In addition, the water rinses, and the oil smooths. Coconut oil has hundreds of uses (here are just a few), but for this solution it works as an excellent moisturizer, and also has all the anti-germ properties of tea tree oil. 

The soap cleanses, washing away the traces of germs. 

And the lavender... well, that just smells soooo niiiice. 

Total Cost? So cheap I didn't even bother doing the math. 


  1. So what do you use to do the wiping part?