Cloth Baby Wipes Solution

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Skip the chemicals, and use this easy DIY cloth baby wipes solution instead.

cloth baby wipes solution

Babies can be a lot of work. That’s definitely no secret. And, sometimes it can feel like making more natural choices means more effort. That can be true in some cases, but it doesn’t have to be that way with everything.

I really think that cloth diapers and wipes can be streamlined and quite easy. I share my entire cloth diaper setup and wash routine on my blog, and you can read about it here.

One of the easiest natural choices when it comes to baby care is what wipes you choose to use. Sure, it’s very easy to grab a package of store bought wipes and use them. But it really isn’t any harder to reach for some reusable cloth wipes and a bottle of cloth baby wipes solution.

I love cloth

In my cloth diaper routine blog post, I talk about how much I like cloth diapers. They save money, and they work really well! Cloth will always win when it comes to holding in blowouts.

Cloth wipes also work so much better than disposable ones. They’re just so much more effective at cleaning. And again, you save money by buying them once and reusing them over and over.

Babies are sensitive

I’ve talked a lot on my blog about how it is so important to only use the safest skincare and personal care products. That is even more crucial when it comes to babies! Their bodes are so much smaller than ours, and they are growing and developing at a very fast rate. All of this makes them more susceptible to harm from toxic chemicals.

Knowing this makes me want to be extra careful about what I use on my babies. And, having something this easy to mix up and grab makes it a breeze to give my babies the very best care.

easy DIY cloth baby wipes solution

The Ingredients

This cloth baby wipes solution recipe is really simple. First, you have to have a concentrate, which consists of jojoba oil and some very gentle essential oils. Then, you add a small amount of the concentrate to a spray bottle of witch hazel. That’s it! Very easy.

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Which witch?

Sometimes I get questions about the fact that I like to use witch hazel. People want to know if it is okay to use witch hazel that has alcohol in it. I recommend going with what you feel comfortable with, but I personally have no problem using witch hazel that has a little bit of alcohol in it. When it is used in combination with the other ingredients, it is very soothing and even moisturizing, and I have never had any issues with it being harsh or drying at all.

When I look for witch hazel to use for cloth baby wipes solution, I look for an organic witch hazel, without a bunch of extra ingredients, like this one.

Babies and Essential Oils

This can be a controversial topic. I personally like to follow the directions for essential oil use and safety from Plant Therapy, and use them only very sparingly on babies.

In the concentrate, I use 12 drops total of essential oils in a 4 oz. container of carrier oil. Since 1 tsp of the concentrate is used in the finished bottle of spray solution, it ends up being an extremely gentle solution when it is finally used on baby’s skin.

Of course, it really matters which essential oils you use on babies, too! Some are definitely not safe, and others are. Again, I like to stick to Plant Therapy’s recommendation, and only use oils that are designated by them as being kid safe on babies and children.

For this cloth baby wipes solution, I like using a blend of lavender, chamomile, mandarine, and tangerine.

Pro tip

While keeping a stash of cloth wipes and spray bottle near the diaper changing area is super easy, I recently came up with an even easier way to use cloth wipes. I put the wipes into a large wet bag like this one, and dampen them all with the cloth baby wipes solution at one time. I keep the bag sealed, which keeps the wipes damp. Whenever I need a wipe, all I have to do is open the bag and grab one. So easy!

DIY cloth baby wipes solution

Cloth baby wipes solution directions

Ingredients:

  • 4 fl. oz. jojoba oil
  • 12 drops essential oils (baby safe only; I like a blend of lavender, chamomile, mandarine, and tangerine)
  • 4 fl. oz. witch hazel

Instructions:

  1. Fill a 4 oz. glass bottle with jojoba oil and 12 drops of essential oils.
  2. Shake to combine well.
  3. Add 1 tsp of jojoba oil mixture to another 4 oz. glass bottle with a spray top.
  4. Fill the spray bottle the rest of the way with witch hazel.
  5. Shake spray bottle before each use.
  6. Use jojoba oil concentrate and additional witch hazel to make more spray as needed.

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cloth baby wipes solution

Ingredients

  • 4 fl. oz. jojoba oil
  • 12 drops essential oils (baby safe only; I like a blend of lavender, chamomile, mandarine, and tangerine)
  • 4 fl. oz. witch hazel

Instructions

  1. Fill a 4 oz. glass bottle with jojoba oil and 12 drops of essential oils.
  2. Shake to combine well.
  3. Add 1 tsp of jojoba oil mixture to another 4 oz. glass bottle with a spray top.
  4. Fill the spray bottle the rest of the way with witch hazel.
  5. Shake spray bottle before each use.
  6. Use jojoba oil concentrate and additional witch hazel to make more spray as needed.

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