Homemade Baby Wipes/Spray – Zen Momma

“Homemade baby wipes and spray? Puh-lease, that’s so ridiculous. That is why Pampers is in business.”  Yeah, that’s what I would have said a year ago.  Then I had Luke. And his little bottom decided it didn’t like any commercial wipes, even the kind made for sensitive bums.  So instead of continuing to slather on tons of butt paste and other chemicals, I looked into a more natural solution that not only works better but also smells great.  Below are two recipes my very earth crunchy yogi friend gave me.  I am new to the essential oil club, but I am already hooked.  I will share all of my findings and recipes as I create them for both tiny and adult humans.

One major note, do not use the oils you can get at most mainstream stores, including Whole Foods. You need to use therapeutic grade essential oils. I have tried many different oils through the years and I have recently switched to doTERRA. They are simply THE BEST.

BABY WIPE SPRAY

1 Tbsp coconut oil (get the kind that stays a liquid)
2 drops each: Tea Tree, Lavender and Roman Chamomile therapeutic essential oil
½ tsp unscented liquid soap (I used Dr. Bronner’s, pictured)

Add ingredients to an 8oz dark spray bottle and fill with distilled or boiled water. Shake Well.  For the Nana and Grandma bottles, I used 4oz bottles and halved the recipe.  Spray onto a washcloth and wipe your tiny hiney.

BABY WIPES

Don’t freak out, these are not hard to make, I promise! I love these wipes and even if my little guy could tolerate regular wipes, I would still make these. They are awesome and once you invest in the oils (which you can use for so many other things), they really aren’t that expensive.  OK so the Roman Chamomile price will make you flinch a little, but it’s what soothes their bottoms and you only need a tiny amount, so it’s worth it.

1 roll of paper towels (not too large like I used, see my Pinterest fail picture above, lol 🙂
3ish cups of distilled water
1 Tbsp. unscented liquid soap
1 Tbsp. fractionated coconut oil
2 drops each: Tea Tree, Lavender and Roman Chamomile therapeutic essential oil

Cut the roll of paper towels in half lengthwise with a serrated knife.  I had to have my husband cut through the roll of Bounty.  Be mindful, this is serious business and your fingers are precious.  Place half in a resealable container for storage. I tried a plastic wipes bin but as you can see, it didn’t fit so I used a Ziplock instead.  The Ziplock is actually easier because once I could fit the roll in the container, the wipes ripped as I was pulling them out.  Reserve the second half for another batch.

Combine the ingredients and pour over paper towels. Let the mixture sit for a bit, then turn the paper towel roll over.  Add more water if needed.  After 30 minutes, you are ready to rock. Your tiny hiney will never be more soothed, clean and yummy smelling!

PS. I must say I am proud at the number of synonyms I used for the word butt! 🙂