Monday, June 1, 2009
Make Soothing Baby Wipe Solution Yourself!
I use an old wipes box and put about a cup or two of warm water in it, then add 2-3 ounces of coconut oil (gentle on sensitive skin, skin softener, soothes skin, gentle cleanser and effective against rashes), an ounce of vegetable glycerin (natural skin protectant, emoliant and preservative), about five drops of vitamen e oil (good for skin, natural preservative) and a couple drops each of rosemary (promotes healing, soothes skin, anti-microbial properties and great for sensitive skin) and tea tree (anti-microbial props) essential oils.
I just use cloth wipes with this solultion, you can fill up the whole container and it has never molded with me before being used.
If you notice my solution does not contain any soap at all. Everything in it is meant to soothe my son's sensitive skin and make sure there is nothing left that can damage or bother his skin and help heal any damage that might be starting. He has eczema and will break out at the drop of a dime if anything harsh is put on his skin, that's why I developed this recipe and why it doesn't work for us to just use water, like I know many mamas do instead of wipe solution. You can adjust the amount of water you put in it to be more or less based on preference though and what suits your little one.
Calyn Leake Zeiger
- I'm a semi crunchy stay at home wife and mama of two boys. Extend Breastfeed, Cloth diaper, Cosleep, Babywear, Homeschool, Homebirth. My sons and I have some serious health concerns (allergies, growth hormone, kidney, lung, spine, etc...). We didn't realize they were genetic (or I had) until after Trace's birth. Tristian had some big medical and possibly/probably autism related delays in early childhood but also taught himself to read at 2yrs and started on math equations at 4yrs. Trace is bit delayed across the board by about 6 months, but as he's 1yr+ behind in height... it's not very noticable ;-) Trace is very musical and hands on. With plenty of common sense, love, good doctors and faith we are doing wonderfully!
This wonderful chapter in my life of discovering the green subculture has (mostly) ended. Living green on a budget has changed from the thrill of discovery to habit. This blog remains in rememberance- with occasionally crossover posting. I hope you join me- the same green mama on a budget, in a new blog celebrating life's daily experiences- LIFE O'KAY http://lifeokay.blogspot.com/ Still lots of crafts & crunchiness- with even more sweet family moments.