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I love this DIY recipe for baby wipe solution! It is simple, inexpensive, soothing, moisturizing, smells great, and cleans up baby’s diaper messes easily. SO much nicer than disposable wipes. Not to mention the added benefit of being non-toxic for baby. When I get down to the last few wipes in my warmer, I make a new batch, which takes about 5 minutes. Here’s how!
DIY Baby Wipe Solution
- 3 cups tap water
- 3-4 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon baby wash
- 3 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 drops melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil
Heat about 3 cups of tap water in the microwave until it is close to boiling. *See note.
While waiting for the water to heat, fold the wipes in half and stack them inside the warmer/container until it's full. I find it just takes a few moments, and you can fit more in when they are folded in half.
When your water is heated, drop in a couple scoops of coconut oil. If I were to measure, it would be 3-4 tablespoons, but I don't measure. The heat of the water helps the coconut oil melt and dissolve.
Squeeze about 1 tsp. (no need to measure) of baby wash into the solution. I like California Baby, but use whatever you like. Add 2-3 drops of lavender oil and 2 drops of melaleuca (tea tree) oil. The lavender is soothing and the melaleuca is cleansing, and both make the whole thing smell amazing! Now, give it a stir.
Very carefully (it’s hot!) pour it over your wipes in your warmer. Plug the whole thing back in, and just remember that they are pretty hot at first, so if baby needs changing soon, let the wipe cool down (wave it around in the air) for a few seconds before touching baby's skin with it!
*When I first started making my own wipe solution, I didn’t heat the water, and I would always end up with musty smelling wipes after a few days. This step totally eliminates that issue and allows you to use tap water and not have to buy distilled.
To learn more about essential oils or to buy the ones I use in this recipe, you can go to my dōTERRA site. I use essential oils every day for my family in many ways besides little O’s baby wipes.