Every mom understands the value of wipes in the diaper department. They are an absolute necessity! Whether you use cloth diapers or disposables, you need them. But who likes to pay for them?
I have a wonderful recipe for a natural baby wipe solution that will save you money and be better for your baby’s little bum. I have used it with both of my kids and it is wonderful. It is easy to make and store and it has a pleasant scent to boot.
I make it by the gallon and keep it stored in a closet so that I always have some ready when needed. You can make it two cups at a time, but I have found that I save a lot of time by doing it by the gallon. Don’t forget to label your jug! My husband has almost mistaken the wipe solution for water.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 gallon water
24 drops tea tree essential oil
24 drops lavender essential oil
Add all of the ingredients together in the gallon of water and shake. Pour over either folded baby washcloths or over soft paper towels that have been folded. Store in a square plastic container or an empty wipe container.
Voila! Your own homemade, natural baby wipes. Enjoy!
*While the essential oils might seem pricey to buy for wipe solution, they will easily last you a long time! I think the first bottles I bought to use with my daughter lasted about two years.