Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

DIY Cloth Wipe Solution

If you use Cloth Diapers, why not use cloth wipes? It's real easy to make your own cloth diaper solution. Even easier to use and toss into your wet bag. What's more, one less thing to throw into our landfills! I have used some great recipes for cloth wipes. My all time favorite ingredient is Coconut Oil. It is delicate on skin, and smells amazing. 

Coconut Oil can be used for a variety of things, but I prefer it to not be in my food. (Yuck!)
It is great as a diaper rash ointment and wipe solution because it keeps yeast away. It does solidify a bit, but it melts into baby's skin, so don't fret. You can add it to just about any wipe recipe, but here is my basic wipe solution. Enjoy! :-)

1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Cup Water
1 Tbsp mild baby soap (We use TruKid)
Wipe Container

Optional Oils as follows 
Calendula oil
Tea tree oil
Rosemary oil
Eucalyptus oil
Lavender oil

 Onto the directions.

Melt your Coconut Oil with your Hot water. 
Add your favorite baby soap and stir.
Pour over 15-25 baby wipes.

Close your wipe container, and shake. Careful not to spill.

You can use and old flannel receiving blanket and cut it up. They make perfect cloth wipes!
Note: Some diapers will repell certain oils. I have never had an issue. You may want to designate a separate wet bag if using essential oils.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

DIY nap mat.

I completed the nap mat I was working on for my oldest daughter. I will be posting a tutorial soon. Life is just hectic right now. I'm almost done the nap mat for my son. Check out these pictures I took. I think it came out great. I can't wait for Christmas.