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Whenever possible, use all-natural ingredients. Most ingredients are available at health food stores. It's fun to experiment and come up with your own recipe, too, by mixing & matching ingredients from the different wipe solution recipes, or adding your own special touch.

Please keep in mind that if you're treating diaper rash, it's best to use plain water.

Main Ingredients

Water: Best to use distilled. Tap water goes moldy quickly.
Soap: Baby shampoo is a favorite, but baby wash, or liquid soap (like Castile) are also recommended.
Oil: Usually baby oil. You can also use Olive Oil.
Fragrance & Other: Essential oils are used both for their fragrance and other intrinsic properties specific to each oil (i.e. tea tree oil-antibacterial). Vinegar is said to help slow down mold growth.

General Methods

For dry wipes: Simply mix the ingredients into a spray bottle. You can either spray the wipe and use it wet or spray the baby's bottom for a mini bidet treatment. The solution may also be kept in a jar and cloth wipesdipped in it.

For wet wipes: You can use an empty commercial wipes container or any plastic lidded container. Mix the ingredients in a separate container. Place the wipes in the container, then add the solution, and invert a few times to make sure the wipes all get sufficiently moistened. Use just enough solution to moisten. Extra solution can generally be kept refrigerated.

For dry wipes with water only: Keep dry wipes in diaper change area and wet under tap water when ready to use. This method works particularly well for baby's with extra sensitive skin.

Original Recipe for Wipes
1/8-1/4 c. baby shampoo
1/8-1/4 c. baby oil/olive oil
2 cups lukewarm water

Mix liquid ingredients gently and use with your preferred method.
Basic Wipes #1
1 ½-3 cups water
1/8 cup baby oil or olive oil
3-5 drops tea tree oil
8 drops lavender oil

Shake gently with 1/8 cup baby shampoo.
Basic Wipes #2
2 cups water
2 T. baby oil or olive oil
1 T. baby bath
1-2 drops Tea Tree oil
1-2 drops Lavender oil
Anti-Fungal Baby Wipes
1/2 c. distilled water
1 tsp. vinegar
1/4 c. aloe vera gel
1 TBS. calendula oil
1 drop lavender essential oil
1 drop tea tree essential oil
Simple Anti-Fungal Wipes
2 cups (16 oz) water
2-5 drops Tea Tree oil
2-5 drops Lavender oil
1 tsp. of your favorite baby wash (optional)
*see notes below

Herbal Wipes
2 cups water
2 tsp. baby shampoo
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
1 tbsp. calendula oil
3 drops tea tree essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
Calendula Wipes
2 cups water
2 tsp. baby shampoo
1/4 cup aloe vera gel
1 tbsp. calendula oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops tea tree essential oil
Lanolin Wipes
4 cups water
1 tbsp baby shampoo, baby wash, or liquid soap
1-3 drops essential oil
1/4 tsp pure liquid lanolin
1 tbsp. liquid glycerin
Castile Wipes
1 cup water
1 tbsp. Baby Dr. Bronner's liquid castile
1 tbsp. baby oil or olive oil
2 drops tea tree essential oil 5 drops lavender essential oil
Aloe Vera Wipes
1 cup distilled water
1/2 cup aloe vera gel
2 tbsp. calendula oil
2 drops tea tree essential oil 2 drops lavender essential oil 2 tbsp. Witch Hazel


*Notes -- Simple Anti-Fungal Wipes
I made these wipes because I wanted something to gently discourage yeast diaper rashes. The vinegar and essential oils discourage yeast growth which means you shouldn't have too much trouble with these wipes getting moldy.

To prepare, use a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Pour all your ingredients in, cover the jar and shake to blend the ingredients. Place your wipes in a container and pour on enough solution to moisten them. Store any extra solution in the fridge. It should stay fresh for a long time especially if you used distilled water.

If your baby has a really red, raw diaper rash please do not use these wipes as vinegar may cause a burning sensation.

Please note that these recipes are only for informational purposes. They are not meant to replace your doctor's advice. Use of these recipes is at your sole discretion.

 

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