DIY Baby Wipe Spray

When I became pregnant with my first child I was already living a #lifefromscratch.

I ate organic nourishing food, used clean beauty products, and DIY’d many of my home cleaning supplies. So, naturally I was concerned about anything and everything I was going to use for my baby. I must have read a dozen books, sampled armfuls of baby bath products, and tested and re-tested diapers.
One of the most concerning things to me was the lack of truly natural baby wipes.
I looked over the ingredients from the most widely available “natural wipes” and found many toxic ingredients.

Here are the troubling things I found:

This chemical is a preservative that releases formaldehyde. As you can guess, the formaldehyde is not something even grown people should be putting on their skin, let alone infants. It is an allergen, irritant, and most importantly causes cancer (source). Formaldehyde itself is rated the worst score possible on Skin Deep — a 10. Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate scores a 6 (source).

And don’t even get me started on wipes like Huggies and Pampers — they are a toxic soup of parabens, fragrances, and skin irritants. Oh these poor baby’s butts! No wonder diaper rash is so common.

So, then and there I decided to forgo packaged wipes altogether.

I went into my kitchen and started concocting all sorts of baby wipe sprays. The recipe I came up with I have used through two children, and thank myself every time for doing so. I make a batch about every two weeks and keep it in a spray bottle for easy use.

The only other step left is purchasing the reusable wipes, which are easily found online. I find it best to have an assortment of brands on hand so that I can have different textures for various “jobs.” Once I have used a wipe I simply toss it into the Wet Bag I have hanging on my door knob. Weekly, I throw all the wipes in the wash — easy as pie. For those concerned about the stink of dirty wipes hanging around in a bag, don’t be. I have the terrible curse of an incredibly strong sense of smell, and not once through diapering two children have I smelled the Wet Bag.

Another bonus about using DIY spray and reusable wipes is how much money you will save.

A 2 oz bottle of spray costs mere pennies to make and once you buy a stack of reusable wipes they will last you indefinitely…certainly through multiple diapered children. This beats buying the jumbo box for $18 each month. Plus it’s environmentally friendly to boot.

You can’t get any more #lifefromscratch than this.

Let’s talk a minute about the ingredients found in this DIY baby wipe spray:

Packed full of nutrients which calm and soothe irritated skin. Aloe vera heals broken skin rapidly, plus it moisturizes. Aloe also helps the other ingredients absorb quickly. We have a great aloe vera gel here in the herbal boutique.

DIY Baby Wipe Spray (2OZ)

Supplies/Ingredients

Make It

  • Mix all the ingredients, except the water, together directly into the bottle. Add the water last, just enough to fill the bottle to the top. Swirl gently to mix, don’t shake or it will foam. With each use gently swirl and/or invert to combine ingredients.
  • Spray directly onto babies skin or on the wipe itself

*T=tablespoon and t=teaspoon

Your baby’s bottom will be clean, chemical free, and soothed. Rashes and irritation may be a thing of the past and you will praise the Diaper Gods each time you pass the wipes section without spending a penny.

xo,

Want to make truly natural baby wipes?

Please, head on over to my Pronounce Skincare Shop where I sell some of the ingredients you will need to make it.

While you are there, please look around at all of my other skincare creations. I love making them for my family and for you!

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    Do you have any suggestion for home made sanitizer wipes without alcohol? We can’t fine alcohol, neither aloe vera. Thank you so much.

    1. Kassidy Kalberer

      Hi Arlyn! Yeah, aloe vera and alcohol are pretty tricky to find right now. For the alcohol, if you can find anything that is 60 proof or higher that would work. Just be sure your little baby don’t have and cuts before using. You could even use isopropyl alcohol, if you have any of that. Does this help?

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    Hi there! Do you have a suggestion for another aloe vera product option? The one you suggest is sold out on Amazon (or only available for over double the price from other sellers).

    1. Kassidy Kalberer
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        Hi Kassidy! Thanks so much for the assist! Just curious, since it’s a gel — will it be difficult to incorporate with the other ingredients and clog up the sprayer? I thought that’s why you recommended the Aubrey’s product because it was a more watery consistency. Thanks again for the help!

        1. Kassidy Kalberer

          Amanda – of course, it’s what we’re here for. 😊 The aloe vera should not clog up the sprayer. It is thin enough and since it is mixed with water, it will be even thinner. Does this make sense? Does this help you?

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    Hi, firstly, thanks for posting this recipe! I’m really keen to give it a go when my baby comes along. Do you boil the water used and let it cool first?

    1. Kassidy Kalberer

      Yay! Congratulations! To answer your question, yes if you are not using distilled water. You will want to boil the water for at least a minute and let it cool completely before use. Happy DIYing 😊

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      Great question! You’ll want to use this up within a couple of weeks. You can extend the shelf-life by storing it in the refrigerator, too…which also provides some nice cooling. Happy DIYing!

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    1. Kassidy Kalberer

      Great question! You will want to use this up in a few weeks but it will last longer if it’s stored in the fridge.

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    I feel as a qualified aromatherapist that your amount of essential oils in this recipe are far too high for such a small bottle. I would suggest only a couple of drops of each.

    1. Kassidy Kalberer

      Thanks for your feedback! We feel Tea tree and lavender essential oils are some of the most safe oils. That being said, if you feel differently you can adjust your recipe accordingly. Happy DIYing 😊

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    Can’t wait to try this out! Did you use the baby Dr bronners or just a regular version when you had the issues? I can’t find other Castile soaps around here but don’t want to deal with stinging!

    1. Kassidy Kalberer

      Yay! I’m glad you’re excited to try it out! Using the baby Dr. Bronner’s will work just fine. Happy DIYing 😊

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