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Homemade Baby Wipes with Essential Oils

Maddi has had a HORRIFIC diaper rash since her second surgery.

Her poor bootie has been bleeding in multiple (like 15) places and no matter what I do, nothing helps.

Every single person you talk to has an opinion about what to do for diaper rash…and I will tell you now I have done them all. I’ve probably spent over $300 on creams and powders. I’ve called the dr and gone in multiple times. I’ve Googled it until my fingers are numb – nothing works.

I’m trying to minimize as many chemicals as I can so I learned how to make homemade baby wipes and I used some of my new essential oils. It’s super easy!

Homemade Baby Wipes with Essential Oils | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Homemade Baby Wipes

I started by looking around on the web. I found this tutorial from Southern Savers but I tweaked it a bit.

I started by gathering all my materials:

Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Castille Soap

Coconut Oil

Tea Tree Oil (aka Melaleuca)

Lavender Oil

Select-a-Size Paper Towels

Glass Jar

Homemade Baby Wipes using Essential Oils | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Step 1 – Warm up 2 cups of water how ever you wish. (I used the microwave for 1 minute) Then add 1 teaspoon Dr. Bronner’s soap and 1 tsp coconut oil to the water and mix. Set that aside to cool.

Homemade Baby Wipes  using Essential Oils | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Step 2 – Cut the roll of paper towels in half using a sharp knife.

Step 3 – Pull the carboard out of the inside of the roll you are going to use now and put the other roll in a safe place.

Step 4 – Add 5 drops of lavender oil and 5 drops of tea tree oil (to help prevent molding) to the water mixture.

Homemade Baby Wipes using Essential Oils | Play 2 Learn with Sarah

Step 5 – Shove the towels into the glass jar.

Step 6 – Pour the mixture over the towels in the jar. Close the jar and let the towels absorb the mixture for 15 minutes before using.

We used these really quickly since Maddi was having so many accidents so they never had a chance to mold. If you child has super sensitive skin, you may want to forgo the tea tree oil, but Maddi has had no troubles with it at all.

And although she’s still going to much to really see any improvement using these, at least I feel like I’m doing everything I can to minimize the irritation.

Let me know how it works out for you! Be sure to follow my Natural Remedies Pinterest Board!

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      • Malgorzata says

        Dear Sarah,I hope your little girl is doing well now. If she still has problems though I strongly recommend you try what seemed to help my children as they went through stage of terrible nappy rash outbreaks.
        Firstly you need some coconut or any other natural vegetable oil. Put about 2spoonfuls in the pot and warm up on slow heat. Thenadd turmeric powder(curcumin) and keep on stirring and adding until it ccreates quite thick paste(cream consistency is just about right). Then cool it down and use as needed.
        Secondly each time you change her apply mustard oil. This will speed up healing and create a barrier which is way more effective than most creams bought in stores. All the things you need for that treatment you should be able to get in Asian shops quite cheap. You could also try nipple cream for breastfeeding mothers for this purpose.
        Hope this will help you Booth

        • says

          Thanks for your suggestions…I have tried the nipple cream! But I will def look for mustard and tumeric (my accupuncturist suggested the tumeric also). I’ve used calendula too. Nothing seems to help, but getting it to stop coming out every 20 min! When we get a day where she’s mostly dry then these all will work I’m sure!


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