Wednesday

How to Make Your Own Baby Wipes with Essential Oils



Making our own baby wipes is easy and cost effective. Plus, by making your own, you know exactly what ingredients are going into them in case you have a baby with sensitive skin. Thankfully that is not the case with Baby #4. However, I do like to make our own wipes mostly because they're easier on the budget than store bought wipes.

I like to add Lavender essential oil to our wipes for several reasons. It makes them smell good, it has a calming affect on both mom and baby and Lavender is antifungal among other things.

What to Do:

To make your own baby wipes, you will need to cut a roll of paper towel in half and then remove the cardboard tube. I use a plastic Sterilite container to keep ours in and while it will hold a whole role of paper towel I have found that the center of the rolls start to go moldy before I can use them all up. So, I stick to making only a half a roll at a time.

You will need:

2 c. water
2 T. baby shampoo
2 T. baby lotion
5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

Boil 2 c. water. Pour into your wipes container. Add baby lotion, shampoo and essential oil. Whisk together. Add paper towel roll. Roll around to absorb water. Done and easy and smells great too!

If your baby is struggling with a diaper rash, the Lavender should help, but you can also add a few drops of Melaluca to some fractionated coconut oil and apply. Myrrh is also a great oil to have on hand and can be added to the above mixture as well. Myrrh acts as a liquid Band-Aid and helps get rid of fungal infections in addition to helping chapped, cracked and inflamed skin.

So, that's how we make our baby wipes!

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5 comments:

Susan said...

Hey Becky,
I wanted to let you know how much I love this wipe recipe!!! It does smell wonderful and as I already use cloth diapers, I have began using cloth wipes. Instead of buying specific "wipes" I use washcloths but I use the cheaper ones that don't have an edge sewn on, they are usually a little thinner and softer than the other ones!! I love your blog and the advise that you have on here has helped my decision to stay home :)

Becky @ purposefulhomemaking.com said...

Hi Susan,
I'm so glad you like the recipe. :) I'm so glad you are staying home. It is a worthwhile investment!!! And it blesses me to know that I was able to help encourage you in that endeavor. Thank you so much for letting me know!

Charity said...

Awesome! I plan to make my own cloth wipes, and this looks like a great recipe for them.

Elise said...

Hi Becky,
Just one question...
What kind of paper towels are you using for your baby wipes? I am sure there are better kinds than others. Thank you.
Elise

becky@purposefulhomemaking.com said...

Elise, we have a Costco near us and I just use their brand and it has worked fine. I will say, only make a half roll at a time otherwise they will go moldy (unless you have more than one baby using them!) :) I'm about to do a new recipe with my doTERRA oils. Let me know if you want that recipe as well.

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