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DIY Cloth Wipes Solutions

Using cloth wipes is a great addition to cloth diapers. Here are 3 DIY cloth wipe solutions that work great for cloth diapers.

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You may remember that when I featured the Organic Bamboo Velour Cloth Wipes from Two Sweet Potatoes a week ago, I asked for some tips.  For starters, I wanted a good cloth wipe solution recipe for my cloth wipes. I know I can buy different types but I love to DIY!

A few readers came through and I want to share their tips and cloth wipe solutions with you!

Cloth Wipe Solution Recipes:

From Leann at Cloth Diaper Diaries:

This wipes solution is by far the most unique I’ve ever seen!  Leann actually makes a foaming wipe solution.  Check out her DIY post to get lots of detailed instructions and pictures!

She also let me know that she’s been adding a couple of drops of Tea Tree Oil lately.  {This must be the magic ingredient as it’s found in all 3 solutions that I was sent!}

From Jamie at Triple Duty Momma:

2 cups water
1 T natural baby shampoo
1 teaspoon baby oil
3 drops tea tree oil

Buttons Flannel Baby Wipes - 15 PackButtons Flannel Baby Wipes – 15 PackBurt's Bees Baby 100% Natural Baby Nourishing Oil, 4 OuncesBurt’s Bees Baby 100% Natural Baby Nourishing Oil, 4 OuncesCetaphil Baby Wash and Shampoo with Organic CalendulaCetaphil Baby Wash and Shampoo with Organic CalendulaTea Tree 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil - 10mlTea Tree 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil – 10ml

The tea tree oil is an antiseptic/antifungal so it should actually help prevent rashes. You can basically tweak it for your needs. Another variation is to substitute [the baby oil] with olive oil. The lavender oil is just for scent so it’s not really necessary.  I hope this helps. I would just stick this in a spray bottle and try it out.

From Beth at Generously Green:

1 tsp of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap (I use Baby Mild, but you could use other scents)
10ish drops of Tea Tree Oil
10ish drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil
Distilled water
I put it in a small stainless steel squirt bottles.

Tea Tree Essential OilTea Tree Essential OilLemongrass Essential OilLemongrass Essential OilDr. Bronner's Magic Soaps Pure-Castile SoapDr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Pure-Castile SoapAmber, 2 oz Glass Bottles, pack of 6Amber, 2 oz Glass Bottles, pack of 6

What’s your favorite type of cloth wipe solution to use on your cloth wipes?

  1. Ha — a spork! I love it <3

    I read alot about tea tree oil and how it has been used as an antifungal for CENTURIES — the infections that are around now a days are stronger, it seems, than the antibodies in the TTO. so when you are using the TTO, you are only "hiding" the bacteria and essentially it can come back even stronger and TTO will no longer be able to fight it off at all.

    here's my favorite & most informative article that i read about it —
    http://everythingbirth.wordpress.com/2010/06/15/the-truth-about-tea-tree-oil-and-cloth-diapers/

    i know everything is always heresay, but this girl seems to know what she is talking about, and it makes alot of sense to me….. maybe only me? LOL <3

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