We know you only want natural products for your baby’s delicate skin. That’s why we’re bringing you this all natural DIY Baby wipes recipe. These homemade wipes are perfect for diaper changes and general cleaning up. The ingredients listed are gentle and safe for your little ones. Perhaps the best part — you get to recycle old t-shirts and turn them into something useful.
25 squares of a recycled t-shirt (this is from one XL t-shirt.)
1/2 cup distilled water
1 teaspoon Unscented Castile Soap
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
1/2 teaspoon fractionated coconut oil
1 drop German Chamomile essential oil
2 drops Lavender essential oil
Container for the wipes
Soap pump for the solution
Place the t-shirt squares into your wipes container. You can mix the solution in the same container (use a jar with a lid) or use a soap dispenser if you’re planning on storing the wipes solution separately. From a separate dispenser, place distilled water, Castile soap, vitamin E oil, coconut oil, and essential oils. Then stir and you’re ready! If you are storing the wipes solution onto the wipes container, just pour the mixture into your wipes and store in a cool, dark place.
Essential Oil Properties In This Recipe
Lavender Essential Oil:
Aroma: Sweet, floral, herbaceous, light fresh and soft aroma
Pairs Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, pine, and nutmeg.
Properties: Calming, sleep-inducing, antiseptic, analgesic, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, antifungal, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, sudorific and vulnerary.
Chamomile Essential Oil:
Aroma: Roman – Fresh, rich, sweet and apple-like fragrance | German – Sweet, straw-like fragrance
Pairs Well With: Bergamot, eucalyptus, clary sage, lavender, geranium, grapefruit,, jasmine, neroli, oakmoss, palmarosa, tea tree, grapefruit, rose, lemon and ylang-ylang.
Properties: Anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, antibiotic, antidepressant, anti-neuralgic, antiphlogistic, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, emenagogue, analgesic, febrifuge, hepatic, sedative, nervine, digestive, tonic, bactericidal, sudorific, stomachic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, vermifuge, and vulnerary.