There are many benefits to making your own DIY cloth wipe solution: it’s good for your wallet and your baby’s bottom. Even the purest diaper wipes on the market these days can contain irritating chemicals. Diaper wipes generally have chemicals that preserve & keep them fresh, preventing mildew from forming.
Our son got a bad case of diaper rash at three weeks old. We were surprised — we were using what were supposed to be gentle diapers and wipes with the lowest amount of chemicals. After using the DIY cloth wipe solution, the rash cleared up almost immediately. We found that the combination of cloth wipes and the DIY solution was much easier on our baby’s bottom.
Making your own DIY wipe solution has benefits for your baby’s skin and can save money in the long run. If you’re using it with reusable cloth wipes (we use these) or cloth diapering, then you’re saving even more money and minimizing waste.
So, whether you’re motivated by the money, need to solve a case of diaper rash, or need a go-to DIY wipe solution, this one has you covered:
DIY Cloth Wipe Solution:
- 1/2 tablespoon Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap – Baby Unscented
- 1 tablespoon almond oil
- 1 drop lavender oil
- 1 drop tea tree oil
- 1.5 cups water
And that’s it! Spray a few times on a cloth wipe (just enough to get it damp) and wipe away!
Have you seen success with this solution? Or do you have your own DIY cloth wipe solution? Let me know in the comments below!
For more on cloth diapering, check out Cloth Diapering 101.