Replace Expensive Baby Wipes with Cloth and Essential Oils
Since we cloth diaper, it seemed to be a natural thing to also try to use cloth wipes. I didn’t do cloth wipes with our first child, but this time around I decided to give it a try and it was SO much easier than I thought it would be. Plus it saves us a TON of money. We just throw them in with the diaper wash and it is no extra work whatsoever, and we save at least $10-15 a month by just using cloth.
Here is what I do:
- I get a small spritzer spray bottle from the travel section of the store and fill it with some filtered water (distilled would be ideal, but any filtered water will do).
- Then I add a few drops of Young Living Lavender Oil to it. Other good oils to add would be a combination of Lavender and Chamomile, or Gentle Baby.
- Screw the cap on and then give the bottle a little shake each time you need to use it.
- When you are changing the baby’s diaper, you can either spray the water/essential oil mixture directly on the baby’s bottom or you can spray it onto the cloth wipe and then wipe the baby’s bottom.
- You can make your own wipes (or buy them from someone who sells them if you like) from flannel, or you can just use a pack or two of soft washcloths. Either way, the cloth and essential oil spritz method will be much more gentle on baby’s bottom, AND on your wallet!
Just a word of advice, I personally use Young Living essential oils and write these posts with them specifically in mind. Obviously, I trust their quality and purity, which is VERY important to me as I try to remove toxic chemicals from our home environment. (Read more HERE) So before you buy, make sure you trust who you are buying from. Especially if you will be using the oils on your children.
If you are interested in purchasing any of the oils or in getting them at a discount, please check out this post.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult with the apropriate healthcare providers before making any health decision.*