Sunday, April 8, 2012

Simple Cloth Wipes Soultion

Living a natural and {relatively} simple life is important to me.  Recently I've started working on being more conscious of needs vs. wants, wasting very little, and always being mindful about how we treat our bodies.  Along with all that,  I've also started trying to replace items I normally buy in stores with the homemade version.  Things like cleaning products, beauty products and some staple food items we eat all the time {hummus, jam, bread, etc}.  It just feels better making things I could easily buy. 

The first item I made the switch with was our cloth wipes solution.  We have always used this Kissaluvs wipes solution.  We would mix a small amount of the solution with water that we would then spray on baby's butt to help clean and protect their sensitive skin when we wipe.  While it is all natural and contains simple ingredients it's a bit pricey and I knew I could make something similar for less $$$.  So I found a recipe in an e-newsletter from Jillians Drawers and decided to give it a try.  I know most people don't care to know the recipe, but I want to save it somewhere and blogging it seems perfect for that. So here it is! 

What you need:
2 cups of distilled water {I now just use filtered water from our fridge so it doesn't add any cost}
2 tablespoons of baby oil {I'm going to start using olive oil after all the baby oil is gone because it's more natural and beneficial for the skin}
1 tsp. of your favorite liquid baby soap.  We have always used Burt's Bees but recently switched to California Baby to try it out.
2-5 drops of tea tree oil
I just fill the gallon with water, add the needed amounts of each ingredient, and then shake it up.  We store the big gallon under the changing table and refill our spray bottles as needed. I like this solution more than the old one we used and I'm sure in the long run it will save us money. 

Until my next DIY switch.... :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing! We've always just used water, but I've been wanting to try kissaluvs for a while. Now, we can just do this- we already have the ingredients.

    And I totally agree- making your own is not only healthier and fun and cost effective; it's also satisfying :)