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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