I am having some technical difficulties today, so the weekly yoga pose post is gonna have to wait…so instead, here is a simple tutorial on how to make your own diaper spray!
We have been using this recipe since Miss P was a newborn. While pregnant, I bought one package of 12 hemp wipes. After a few days, I realized I was gonna need more and ordered two more packages. By that time, Bum Genius stopped making the hemp wipes and I bought their flannel ones. I liked the hemp ones better, but the flannel ones still work great. Using cloth wipes is not as easy as disposable wipes, but just like using cloth diapers, its worth the extra time. Not only are you reducing waste and keeping nasty chemicals away from your child, you are saving money!
This picture is of most of the ingredients I use. I say most, because in my foggy mommy haze, that is a constant these days, I forgot to include the organic baby wash we use in the picture.
Soooo, you will need a spray bottle (I got mine at Target, but you can find them lots of places), lavender and tea tree essential oil, baby wash soap (we use California Baby-see the link below) and water.
First, fill the spray bottle up with water (mine holds about 1 cup of water). If you do it after you put the soap in, its no big deal, it will just foam over and take longer to fill up properly. Then put in some soap. The recipe originally called for 1 tablespoon of soap, but I probably use 1 teaspoon and its plenty.
Then I put in several drops of tea tree oil (about 10) and lavender (about 5). The original recipe called for less drops, but I am southern and I like to exaggerate. This is why I am not a good baker. If the recipe calls for a teaspoon of cinnamon, I think, well if a teaspoon would be good, then a tablespoon would be GREAT!
Tea Tree oil has naturally occurring antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is most commonly used in a diluted form. It can cause skin irritation even after dilution so
ing for allergies or skin sensitivities is recommended before use. I use it in my homemade all-purpose spray (tute coming soon!) as well.
Then you shake it up and viola! Homemade Diaper Wipe Spray! Ready for use!
Here are what my wipes look like (if you like my diaper pad cover, check it out – I made it!). I leave them in tidy stack near the changing table and I just spray a couple of wipes before I take off P’s diaper to change. Then I throw them in the diaper hamper with the rest of diapers and wash it all at the same time. Easy Peasy. You can find other natural cleaning supplies here.