My Three Favorite Homemade Wipes Solution Recipes!

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I often suggest that to make cloth diapering successful, you need to keep things as simple as possible. For me…keeping it simple means I use a concentrate like Lusa Baby Wipe Juice, mix it with water and add to a spray bottle. Viola! I have wipes solution!

But I know lots of people want to make wipes solution at home. So here are three of my favorite cloth diaper safe wipes solution recipes! Just mix, add to your favorite spray bottle and you are ready to go!

There are 4 main ingredients in wipes solutions.

  • Water- cleanses and dilutes other ingredients. IMPORTANT: Use distilled water or boil it first (obviously let it cool before use!)
  • Oil- I have heard of people using baby oil. I don’t suggest this as baby oil is made from mineral oil, a petroleum based product. I prefer to use oils from my kitchen instead…coconut oil, olive oil or sunflower oil.
  • Soap- helps to clean tiny bums of pee and poo. Many recipes call for baby wash. I prefer an all-natural baby wash, such as Earth Momma Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash. Many commercially available washes have ingredients that are as harmful as those chemicals found in some disposable wipes.
  • Essential Oils- this step is optional. But when using a quality, organic and pure essential oil (i.e. Young Living or DoTerra) you get amazing benefits such as antibacterial properties, healing powers and they smell good too!

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Basic Wipes Solution

(Use your favorite oil and soap) I suggest coconut oil and Earth Momma Angel Baby Shampoo and Body Wash or Dr. Bonner’s Organic Castile Soap.

-1 ½ cup distilled water

-2 tbsp melted (…coconut oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil)

-2 tbsp liquid soap or baby wash

 

Anti-Fungal Wipes Solution

This is a good one for treating and preventing yeast infection rashes. Leave out the vinegar if using on raw skin, as it will aggravate it.

-1/2 cup distilled water

-1 tsp white vinegar

-1 tsp calendula oil

-5 drops lavender oil

-5 drops tea tree oil

-1/4 cup 100% aloe vera gel

 

Lavender and Tea Tree Oil Wipes Solution

Great for rash prevention

-1/8 cup olive oil

-1 ½ cup distilled water

-1 tsp baby shampoo

-2 drops tea tree oil

-4 drops lavender oil

 

You can play with different combinations of the oils or baby washes and shampoos to see which you like best and which works best for YOU and your baby. Just try to use organic and all natural ingredients, as they are better for baby.

I would only make one small batch at a time. Some of these ingredients act as a natural preservatives (like vinegar). If you are using what you make in a few months you won’t run the risk of anything going bad before you have the chance to finish it.

Any of you already make your own wipes solution at home? What is your favorite recipe?


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About Jennifer Reinhardt

Jennifer is a 33 year old SAHM to one beautiful little girl named Sophia. She closed her business, Curves, when she found out she was pregnant so she could stay home with her. Jennifer fell in love with cloth diapers even before Sophia was born and searches for ways every day to share the love!

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10 Responses to “My Three Favorite Homemade Wipes Solution Recipes!”

  1. Mary Says:

    I just put a few drops of tea tree and lavender in the wipe container with water and some Mother’s Special Blend. I use tap water but it is not in there that long. Tea tree and lavender are also anti bacterial. http://mandj34.com/cloth-baby-wipes/

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  2. Amanda C Says:

    What about essential oils besides lavendar? My mom and I are both allergic to lavender (and daddy can’t change the diapers 100% of the time).

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  3. Athena Says:

    I love using 2 cups of water, 2 Tablespoons of doterra fractionated coconut oil, 3 drops doterra lavender oil and 3 drops doterra roman chamomile oil. So simple, I fold my wipes into a container and pour the solution on top and send to day care for the week. I do another for home. I use the Oxo wipes container, no mildew at all and great scent on the babies bum. Sunday I make both containers and I’m set for the week.

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  4. Diana Says:

    How do you keep the coconut oil in solution?

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Hi Diana, Once the coconut oil has been melting and mixed in the solution it should stay in a liquid state. Just give the sprayer a good shake before each use and you should be good to go!

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    • Athena Says:

      if you use doTerra’s fractionated coconut oil that solves the problem. It removes teh fragrance (which is good and bad depending on whether you like it or not) and the oil is liquid form at room temp. :)

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  5. Marie Says:

    Ah I see. Good to know! Thanks. I just keep my wipes dry and wet them as needed, but have thought multiple times about using a solution amd putting them in a wipes box. Thanks!

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      I still keep my wipes dry and use the solutions in a spray bottle. It works great for us! Also good for the diaper bag. You can use the solution in a wipes container with great results as well!

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  6. Marie Says:

    Hi there! I have a question, I am a reusable wipe user and I just use warm water out of the tap. This is the first time I have heard to use distilled… why is that so important?

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Tap water has bacteria in it. Most of it is harmless, some maybe not so much. But if you use plain tap water the bacteria may be able to multiply quickly depending on which recipe and ingredients you use. That means your solution will go bad faster. Like leaving food out on the counter…

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