When we decided to go with cloth diapers, at first the thought of doing cloth wipes as well wasn't something I even considered. I don't even think I thought that was a thing. Then at our baby shower a friend who had a new baby was changing her and used a reusable cloth and wipe spray and my mind was blown.
There are lots of reasons to forego using regular disposable wipes: nasty chemicals and fragrances, the wastefulness of the packaging and throwing away the wipes themselves. But what really got me was just the cost effectiveness of creating my own wipe spray and using cloth wipes.
We've been using this method since Jack was born and I really really love it. The wipes just go in the wash along with the cloth diapers, and I've gone through maybe 4 or 5 batches of this recipe so far. It's super quick to make and I make two at a time so I can have a spare one to take in my diaper bag for when we're on the go.
DIY Baby Wipe Spray
- 2 TBSP Aloe Vera (liquid. we use this stuff)
- 2 tsp oil (jojoba, hemp, avocado, etc)
- 1.5 tsp liquid castile soap
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- ~4 TBSP water
(yields 4 oz)
1. Add all ingredients (except water) to a 4 oz dark glass spray bottle.
2. Add water, just enough to fill the bottle to the top (leave enough room for the displacement of the spray tube). Swirl gently to mix.
3. Before each use, invert or gently swirl to combine ingredients. Spray directly onto baby's skin or on the wipe itself (I find the former works best for us).