Well, it’s almost June and I don’t know where May went! Life with a little babe means time flies by at lightning speed I guess. ;) It’s true what they say about time flies when you are having fun. It’s been such a joy being a mom so far.
I promised to post my recipe for making your own diaper wipes solution a little while ago and completely forgot. Sorry readers. Hear it is. Simple, easy to make, and long lasting! You will love it!
Little Acorn’s Diaper Wipers Solution
This solution is excellent for using with reusable cloth wipes or on the go with DIY disposable cloth wipes (paper towels work great). The recipe makes a concentrate that you then dilute into a spray bottle 1:1 with water. The recipe makes 250mL of concentrate which is enough for two 250mL spray bottles.
- 4.5 ounces aloe vera juice
- 2.5 oz. ounces witch hazel extract
- 1.25 ounces extra-virgin olive oil (or sweet almond or avocado oil)
- 40 drops lavender essential oil
- 20 drops vitamin E oil (or contents of 2 vitamin E capsules)
- 20 drops peppermint oil
- 5 drops tea tree oil (optional)
Aloe vera: gentle, soothing on the skin and moisturizing.
Witch hazel extract: cooling and evaporates quickly without being drying.
Extra-virgin Olive oil is a great moisturizer! It’s been used for centuries in skincare to soothe, moisturize and repair skin as well as protect it from wear and tear. You will find olive oil in all my products from my soaps to creams to baby products. It’s also one of the gentlest oils to use on the skin which is why I swear by it.
Vitamin E is restorative for the skin helping sooth and repair damaged skin.
Lavender essential oil: One of the most gentle essential oils that is helping for sensitive, irritated skin thanks to it’s nerve calming properties. It is often a key ingredient in natural eczema creams, facial creams, and more. It also has antibacterial and anitmicrobial powers.
Peppermint oil is cooling, which can help sooth babes bums and prevent inflammation, plus it smells great.
Tea tree oil has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl or glass measuring cup. Stir together and transfer to a bottle using a funnel. Next, fill half a spray bottle with your diaper solution, then add water. Easy right?
How to use it? Spray onto cloth or directly onto baby’s skin and wipe away. Repeat as needed.