Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Free Wipe Solution Recipes

Making your own wipe solution is so easy and can even save you money too! Not only are these recipes great for wiping dirty bottoms, but you can also use them to wash dirty hands and faces.

I found these recipes here and I thought I would give you some of my favorites. These recipes don`t contain anything harsh for your baby, no alcohol or chemicals.

Many wipe solution recipes contain the same ingredients. There is a purpose for each ingredient also.

  • Oil: Helps the wipe glide across baby's skin and keeps skin soft
  • Soap: Cleanses by removing all traces of urine and feces
  • EO: (Essential Oil) Added for antibacterial and/or aromatherapy purposes.
  • Water: The main ingredient in each recipe, cleanses the diaper area and dilutes the other ingredients
Use your favorite essential oil and make your recipe unique!

How to Use Cloth Wipe Solutions

To mix your solution, start with your oil and end with your water. The oil also coats your measuring tools and will help the soap slide right off. To avoid lots of bubbles, add your water slowly.

Here are a few different ways to store and apply your wipe solution. Choose which one will be best for your family.
  • Use a spray bottle to spray the wipes before use
  • Use a bottle with a pull-up spout like those found on some bottled water bottles to dribble solution onto the wipes.
  • Warm solution and place in an insulated container to provide warm wipes for baby.
  • Place the solution into a commercial baby wipes container and dip wipes into the solution.
  • Place cloth wipes in a commercial baby wipes container and pour wipes solution over wipes.
  • A commercial baby wipes container can be placed in a wipes warmer to provide cozy warm wipes for baby.

Don`t store your solution or your wet wipes for much longer than one week, as they may become musty and will allow bacteria to grow. Mix your solution in smaller batches and check it daily for mustiness.

Some of my Favorite Cloth Wipe Solution Recipes

Almond 'n' Chamomile

Steep the tea bags in the hot water then add the oil.

2 chamomile tea bags

2 teaspoons almond oil

2 cups hot water

Basic Wipe Solution

This basic recipe can be adapted by changing the type of soap or oil.

1/2 cup baby oil

1/2 cup baby wash

2 cups water

Easy Peasy

Just three simple ingredients...

2 tablespoons oil

2 tablespoons baby wash

1 1/2 cups water

Eight is Great

Similar ingredients as other recipes, but in different amounts.
1/8 cup vegetable oil

1/8 cup baby wash

8 drops lavender oil

4 drops tea tree oil

2 cups water

Lavender 'n' Tea Tree

Lavender and Tea Tree are popular EO choices for wipe solutions.

1/8 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon baby shampoo

4 drops tea tree oil

8 drops lavender oil

3 cups water

Olive 'n' Tea Tree

A great natural wipes solution.

1/4 cup olive oil (extra virgin not necessary)

1/8 cup gentle baby bath

A few drops tea tree oil

4 cups water


This recipe relies on the EO to cleanse, instead of using soap.

1-2 drops tea tree oil

1-2 drops lavender oil

1 cup water