A few months ago, I shared one of my favorite DIY Baby Wipe recipes. It’s a great recipe that is safe for cloth diapers and that takes just a few minutes to prepare.
While I still love and use this recipe, I noticed that we seem to be traveling around a lot more. We’ve got a very active toddler, so diaper changes have to happen on the fly. Plus, my son loves to throw the glass jar that contains the wipes, which makes me super nervous!
Needless to say, I needed a better solution…. so I literally made one.
That’s right, a simple spray solution that you can take and use anywhere. Just pack the spray bottle and a few baby wash cloths (or cloth wipes like these!) . Spray and use.
As usual, my ingredients are simple but effective. I first tried this recipe with the Witch Hazel I found at the Dollar Store, but I soon switched to a Witch Hazel without alcohol as I found the alcohol seemed to irritate my son’s diaper rash.
What You’ll Need
- Aloe Vera Juice (I used this one)
- I love Aloe Vera. It’s great for burns, scrapes, and cuts of all kind. It’s even better for diaper rashes. There is no water added to this juice so you get the full benefits of Aloe Vera in a highly concentrated substance.
- Witch Hazel (this is a good, alcohol free option)
- If you cloth diaper, you’ve heard people talk about yeast. Witch Hazel helps prevent the growth of yeast and helps heal diaper rash quickly. Don’t go with the cheap stuff like I did at first… You’ll regret it! Most store-bought Witch Hazels have 10-14% alcohol volume which can burn babies’ delicate skin. Do yourself a favor and find one that is alcohol free.
- Lavender Essential Oil (I prefer Lavendula Angustifolia)
- One of the only approved essential oils for children, Lavender is soothing and mild. It works great on burns (like ammonia ones) that cause irritated skin. It also helps skin cells to regenerate, making it the ideal oil for any wipe spray.
- Spray bottle, funnel, dropper for essential oil, scale
- 1 oz Aloe Vera Juice
- .5 oz Witch Hazel
- 2 oz. Water
- 10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- Combine ingredients in a 4 oz spray bottle
- Shake before each use
- Spray liberally on wipes (or baby’s bottom).
- Use spray within 4-5 days. Since these ingredients are unpreserved, they are perishable.
If baby’s skin seems to be irritated, discontinue use. Avoid contact with eyes.
And, check out this handy video I made! I’m new to the world of videos, so I’d love your feedback int he comments.