Frugal Baby Wipes Recipes

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, July 19, 2019 | 2 comments
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Image: Changing baby Stella, by Family O'Abé from Flickr

I use an old baby wipes container, put the ingredients in, top off with hot water, swish it around to mix it up and put my wipes in on top to soak it up.

When I use the aloe, I mix it with a wand mixer... it gets pretty foamy, though.

I haven't tried the ylang-ylang with the sandalwood, but I'm off to experiment now.

Image: LIGONG Reusable Wet Wipe Box Travel Wet Wipe Case Wipes Dispenser Baby Eco Friendly Napkin Storage Box Holder Container
Reusable Travel Wet Wipe Case

Recipe #1:
•  One squirt Dr Bronner's Almond Liquid Soap
•  a few drops Weleda calendula baby oil
•  2-3 drops Sandalwood essential oil
•  1 drop Rose oil
It is heavenly!

Here are a few more combos I like:

Recipe #2:
•  One squirt Dr Bronner's Almond Liquid Soap
•  1 drop Tea Tree oil
•  2-3 drops Ylang-Ylang
•  Organic Coconut Oil

Recipe #3:
•  One squirt Dr Bronner's Baby Mild Liquid Soap
•  One squirt Burt's Bees baby oil
•  One squirt Aloe Vera Gel
•  2-3 drops Geranium oil or Bergamot oil
•  1 drop Tea Tree oil
•  1 drop Rose oil

I keep the ratios the same and I make pretty small amounts every other day.

Thanks to Tammy for this Frugal Baby Tip!



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  1. What do you use for the actual wipes? Napkins? If so, what type/brand do you find works the best? Thanks! :)

  2. She used cloth wipes, even facecloths would do. You could also cut up an old receiving blanket to make wipes.

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