Natural Baby Alternative – Goodbye Diaper Rash
Today we’re making an all natural baby wipe solution. I put it in a spray bottle because of that’s what has been working best for us. I use baby wash clothes or paper towels to get the job done.
You can also add this liquid to a baby wipe warmer (as I did when Fynn was an infant), or to a tin container with clothes or paper towels.
Both options work great and I have never once needed or wanted to go the conventional baby wipe route with Fynn because we have had so much success with this method. You can travel with them, make large batches, save money and avoid diaper rash.
Get an empty spray bottle and put a couple drops of dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap
- 2. Fill about a quarter to half the bottle with witch hazel
3. Top the bottle with water (I use tap water because we’re on a well, if you’re using City Water I recommend you boil it and let it sit at room temperature before using to avoid the chemicals on your baby skin. Spring water also works or distilled water if using a glass bottle.
4. optional: You may also want to add essential oils some of my favorites are lavender, calendula and chamomile because they’re all very soothing to the baby skin. However, the dr. Bronner’s liquid Castile soap that I recently purchased already has lavender essential oil in it so this time I skipped that step.
How to use:
Simply spray on paper towels or to be even more eco-thrifty I would recommend a washcloth and start cleaning those dirty bums
We have not had to deal with diaper rash once but my clients and friends have and here are my recommendations; toss the creams, powders, and wipes. Opt for natural ingredients for the above recipe, arrowroot powder as an alternative to baby powder and coconut oil or shea butter as an alternative to store-bought creams.
Baby rash creams are easy to make; melt down some coconut oil and add an equal amount of shea butter, remove from heat and add in some essential oils like lavender, calendula or chamomile. If you have dried flowers you can add them in as you melt the coconut oil (1h) or better yet infuse oil using sunlight for 2 weeks if you have the time in between batches.