If you’re using cloth diapers, you already know that you are doing good for your baby’s health, the environment and your bank account. You may also be using a natural and/or eco-friendly diaper spray. Why not simplify further and make your own. It’s really easy!
Here are the steps:
- Buy or reuse a spray bottle or spray bottles, of your liking. I suggest cleaning the bottle really well if it’s a re-purposed one. You might want to give it a run in the dishwasher on a heat cycle. If you know the spray bottle only held water or some gentle liquid, you don’t have to go over the top on sterilization. But best to be safe.
- Put 3 cups of water (distilled preferred) into a container.
- Add a few drops of essential oil. Try this: 4 drops of tea tree oil and 8 drops of lavender. Tea tree oil has antibacterial properties, while the lavender is more for scent. You can substitute the lavender oil with the scent of your choice, or leave it out altogether.
- Mix well.
- Fill your spray bottle(s).
- Try sparingly before continued use. I suggest spraying on your baby during one or two diaper changes and waiting a day or so to see if he/she has any adverse reaction. The likelihood is that your baby will be fine, as these are pretty gentle, natural ingredients.
Substitute the Tea Tree oil with lemon eucalyptus and you have a nice bathroom/room deodorizer, care of the Stay At Home Papa!
Benefits of Making And Using Your Home-Made Baby Wipe Spray:
- Save Money
- Simpler and gentler
- Helpful in avoiding diaper rash
- Easy to make
- Reusing the same spray bottle means less waste