I know, I know. I have been MIA for over a week. I don’t have an excuse. Actually, that isn’t true. I have three excuses (four if you count the dog) AND I have started a summer course to upgrade for University. I have been busy, busy, busy!
Excuses aside, I am back to share a DIY recipe with you today. We cloth diaper (80% of the time) and use cloth wipes most of the time. I used to use straight up water but after purchasing the Honest Company bum wash I became spoiled. Water just can’t cut through the poop like a diaper spray can and I looove the smell. It is like aromatherapy every time I change a diaper.
To make this you will need the following:
- A four oz spray bottle (mine pictured it opaque plastic but I highly suggest you get a dark glass or metal bottle)
- Distilled or boiled water
- 1 TBSP Oil of choice*
- 1/2 tsp Castile soap (I used Dr. Bronners unscented)
- Lavender essential oil (5 drops)
- Tea tree essential oil (5 drops)
*You can use one of many oils in this concoction. I used olive oil this time because that is all I had but you can also use coconut oil, sweet almond oil, grade seed oil…..the list goes on.
The process is super simple. Add the oil, essential oils and water to the bottle – add the soap in last to avoid lots of bubbles (although castile soap doesn’t foam too much). Put the lid on and shake! I use these flannel wipes from Etsy. They are so soft and a great price.
This isn’t only good for bums! You can wipe messy faces and hands as well. I love to “freshen” up my baby in between bath days with a moisten wipe too. He ends up smelling amazing and his skin loves it.
Why Lavender Oil?
Lavender is super soothing not only for skin but also mood. It is known to help heal burns, treat eczema and acne. It can calm the nervous system and is great for digestion (colic anyone?). Best of all it helps to promote sleep!!
Why Tea Tree Oil?
Tea Tree is antifungal and antiseptic so it aids in the cleaning power of the spray. It has a cleansing effect on the skin and is known for it’s purifying properties.