So I’m back today to share another DIY I use with my cloth diapers – wipe spray.
When you cloth diaper, you usually also use cloth wipes. Most people I know store the wipes dry and spray on a solution before wiping their kiddo’s bottom. For a long time, I used a mixture of commercial baby wash and baby oil, but I’ve switched to this recipe and I like it SO much better! As always, it’s adaptable and you can use different oils to suit your needs, as well as adjust it to the size of your container. I tend to make a big batch at once to refill my two spray bottles (one for home, one for her diaper bag), but you can customize that.
DIY Cloth Wipe Spray
3 cups water
3 Tbsp unscented liquid Castile Soap
3 Tbsp fractionated coconut oil (or almond, jojoba, or grapeseed)
3 drops lavender essential oil (I get mine here)
3 drops frankincense essential oil
3 drops tea tree essential oil
(Gentle baby would also be great in this!)
Pour all ingredients in your desired container. Shake gently to combine. That’s it!
I love using this combination of oils in particular because they’re great for skin, but if you have different ones you love, you could use those too.
“Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a sweet, floral aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Lavender’s aroma is great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime; add to bath or diffuse to create a calming and comforting environment. Lavender essential oil may compliment your favorite shampoos, lotions and skin care products. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it.” (source)
“Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) includes the naturally occurring constituent boswellic acid, and has a woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma. Diffuse Frankincense during meditation for grounding and purpose. Applying this oil topically may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin, and is excellent to use for massage after activity.”(source)
About Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia):
“With a fresh, crisp aroma, Tea Tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) helps maintain a healthy-looking scalp and hair, and reduces the appearance of blemishes. Apply to feet and toenails when needed. This oil includes naturally occurring constituents terpinene-4-ol, gamma terpinene and alpha-terpinene, and is included in Purification® and Melrose™ essential oil blends, Animal Scents™ and Rose ointments, and ClaraDerm™.” (source)
About Gentle Baby:
Gentle Baby™ is a soft, fragrant combination of essential oils designed specifically for mothers and babies. It helps calm emotions during pregnancy and is useful for quieting troubled little ones. It is also soothing to tender skin. Many of the essential oils in this blend are used in elite cosmetics to enhance a youthful appearance.” (source)
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