While baby food is a ways off, making our own homemade baby wipe solution for Sprout has been one of the easiest and best DIYs we’ve done! I have to say, too, I feel so much better knowing that we’re not putting a bunch of chemicals and ingredients I can’t even pronounce on her brand new skin!
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp baby liquid castile soap
- 1 tbsp Burts Bees Baby Bee Nourishing Baby Oil or extra virgin organic olive oil
- 2 drops tea tree oil
- 5 drops of lavender or other essential oil for scent (this is optional, so far we have not added any scents)
We simply store our solution in a wide mouth pint sized mason jar so it can easily be carried where ever we need it because, you know, babies aren’t always changed in the exact same spot every time, even when you have an official changing table.
What are the ingredients in our homemade baby wipe solution?
Burts Bees Baby Bee Nourishing Baby Oil: prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, tritium vulgare (wheat) germ oil, tocopheryl acetate, fragrance, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil – 100%: Benefits – Kills bacteria and fungus, and reduces allergic skin reactions.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 100%: Benefits – Moisturizer (especially helpful in the high desert). In addition to adding it to the wipe solution, we have also used olive oil as a direct moisturizer on Sprout since her skin is still adapting to the outside world and is quite dry.
And what are those chemicals and ingredients mentioned above that I can’t even pronounce?
Pamper’s Clean N Go Wipes:
And according to the US Department of Health & Human Services, even the “sensitive” wipes can be quite intense (and not much different than the wipes above)!
Pamper’s Sensitive Wipes:
Matricaria (chamomilla recutita) extract, Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice, Bis-PEG/PPG-16/16 PEG/PPG- 16/16 Dimethicone, Citric acid, Benzyl alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Bisabolol, Sodium phosphate, Water, Xanthan gum, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride, 3-Iodo-2-propynylbutylcarbamate,PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate
Now, we do the best we can with what we have, and while I would love to be feel like we could afford to purchase everything in its organic form, we simply cannot. However, as long as I have a choice, I will keep Sprout away from as many chemicals as I can for as long as I can and making our own homemade baby wipe solution is one super simple way to do that!