Today I’m going to show you an easy, do-it-yourself cloth wipe solution!
One of the main reasons why people decide to use cloth diapers is to save money. If you know me, you know I’m all about saving my family money, whenever possible! By using cloth wipes (I just use baby washcloths) and a homemade cloth wipe solution, you will be able to cut your diapering expenses almost completely in just a few simple steps! I have been searching for a while now for a cloth wipe solution that I liked, that didn’t have too many ingredients, and that would leave my baby completely clean! After testing out a few different recipes I decided to just take the ingredients from various recipes and combine them to make my own.
*Please take note that what works for me and my baby, may not work for your child. Thrifty Nifty Mommy is not responsible for any sensitivities that your child may have so please use this recipe at your own risk.*
I have decided to show you how to make just a small mason jar sized amount of the solution to encourage you to try it out for a handful of diaper changes to make sure that this recipe will work for your child’s skin. Feel free to adjust the recipe accordingly.
Supplies Need To Make Your Own Cloth Wipe Solution
- A Clean, Empty Mason Jar (standard size, or adjust accordingly)
- Olive Oil
- Baby Body Wash
- Tea Tree Oil
- Witch Hazel
Start by pouring approximately an inch of witch hazel into your mason jar! You will want no more than 1/4 of the mason jar filled as it is recommended to use a 3:1 ratio of water to witch hazel.
Next pour in about a 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, 2-4 drops of tea tree oil (tea tree oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, however for the solution, we are mainly using it for scent, so feel free to use this option out), and 2 “squirts” of baby body wash.
Next, fill the remainder of the mason jar with water and shake it up! It’s that simple!
Because the olive oil will separate and float to the top of the water, you will want to make sure that you shake it before each use. I recommend pouring the solution into a travel sized spray bottle, or even a perry bottle to put it onto your cloth wipe easier, however, you can put the solution on the wipe by simply placing the wipe over the mason jar and very slowly pouring onto the wipe. Regardless of how you put it on the wipe, your babies booty is sure to be squeaky clean when you are finished cleaning him (or her)!
*Please remember to use this recipe at your own risk, what works for my baby’s skin may not work for yours.*
This is a guest post was written by Alex of the blog, Mommy’s Craft Obsession!