Sunday, November 17, 2013

Homemade Baby Bum Wash

In our household we cloth diaper.  There are many benefits and reasons why we choose to cloth diaper.  One of these reasons is to reduce waste in landfills and be good stewards of the earth.  One of the other ways we cut back on waste is by not buying wipes.

When my first daughter was born I was gifted practically a million wash cloths.  OK, so there weren't a million but there were a lot!  I took all the thin baby cloths and decided to use them to wipe the girls bums.  I then throw them in the diaper pail and they get washed with the diapers.  I make a solution in large batches and keep it under the change table to make diaper changes easy.

This is how I make it:

4 Cups Water (Filtered)
2 Tbsp Vegetable Glycerine 
3 Tbsp Castile Soap
10 Drops Lavender
10 Drops Tea Tree Oil

This is much nicer on her bum than the chemical ladened wipes from the store.  I can use it to