I really did not know about this till I was watching my morning breakfast show and they had a guy on showing how to make your own organic baby wipes, I thought awesome because Lil O is prone to rashes and the alcohol in the store wipes sting his butt. I have been using them for a week and I really like them and they smell good too.
Here are the ingredients you will need:
Anti-fungal Baby Wipes
1/2 c. distilled water (pre boiled water)
2 tbs. vinegar (helps discourage yeast)
2 drops tea tree essential oil
1 tsp of baby shampoo
container for wipes
To prepare, use a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Pour all your ingredients in, cover the jar and shake to blend the ingredients. Place your wipes in a container and pour on enough solution to moisten them. Store any extra solution in the fridge. It should stay fresh for a long time especially if you used distilled water.
You can also add in
1 Tbs calendula oil (great for rashes)
1 drop lavender essential
The basic recipe for wipe solution will do good job of cleaning your baby's bottom, but you may want to use a herbal solution to add some extra soothing and diaper rash treatment properties.
The herbal ingredients that may be added to the solution have different properties that help protect your baby's sensitive skin and / or promote healing of diaper rashes.
Calendula This herb commonly used to soothe the skin and reduce inflammation. The herb is helpful for people who suffer from skin rashes and sunburn. Calendula helps to soothe inflamed tissues, reduce pain and aids in quick healing of cuts and abrasions.
Aloe Vera The gel from the Aloe Vera leaf is great for healing and relieving burns and rashes.
Tea Tree Oil This oil readily penetrates the skin and is useful for treating burns, scrapes, bites, stings, and various skin irritations. It may also help to prevent or treat yeast infections. Very effective fungicide, antibacterial and antiseptic.
Lavender Lavender added to salves and creams promotes healing and as an aroma additive eases tension, tiredness and feelings of depression.
St. John's Wort Helps promote healing and has anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.
Comfrey Helps relieve inflammation and promotes healing.
Link to other Homemade Baby Wipes