Baby Wipe Spray {with essential oils}

Baby Wipe Spray with Essential Oils

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As you know, we are now cloth diapering.  As I hoped, it got much easier once all those stressful decisions were behind me.  In case you’re curious, I’m really happy with the diapers we chose: Read my Cloth Diaper Update here.

Thus far, one of my favorite parts of cloth diapering is the reusable flannel wipes.  They’re adorable, and–in conjunction with the spray below–they clean so much better than disposable wipes. Plus, they’re saving us money!

I absolutely love using essential oils to clean Baby Brother’s little bottom.  Check out the list of super-simple, super-safe and super-effective ingredients in this Baby Wipe Spray–it smells fantastic and is so gentle on his skin.  The essential oils combat odor, bacteria and any skin issues that might occur.  I love it!

Baby Wipe Spray with Essential Oils | Yankee Homestead
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Baby Wipe Spray

  • 8 oz glass spray bottle
  • 1/2 tsp Unscented liquid soap (I use Dr. Bronner’s)
  • 1 TB Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 2-3 drops each: Lavender, Tea Tree, Roman Chamomile
  • Water {boiled or distilled is best}

Make It:

Add the soap, coconut oi and essential oils to your chosen container, then fill with water. Shake well to combine.

Use It:

Give the bottle a good shake before each use, to make sure the soap hasn’t settled at the bottom. Personally, I like to wet the wipe, but some folks like to spray the baby’s bottom and use a dry wipe. It’s up to you!

An added bonus of this Baby Wipe Spray is that the used wipes contribute a pleasant aroma to the wet bag, which helps combat odor while the diapers and wipes are waiting to be laundered. How great is that!?

Happy wiping!

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  1. Shannon on 03/15/2016 at 4:23 pm

    I love this thanks for sharing! I am just wondering however, how long does the solution last for before I should make a new batch? Thank you!

    • Kathleen on 03/31/2016 at 1:58 am

      Shannon–Ever since you asked, I’ve been trying to calculate how long one bottle lasts us. 🙂 It really depends on how often you’re using the spray (how often you’re changing diapers) and how much you use at a time. We have an upstairs spray and a downstairs spray, and my little guy is almost two so his diaper changes are slowing down. I probably refill the 8 oz. bottles every few weeks. Hope that helps! 🙂

  2. Krista on 02/23/2017 at 12:44 pm

    At what age can you use this on a newborn?!

    • Kathleen on 02/23/2017 at 8:02 pm

      I would feel comfortable using this on a brand new baby. I’ve actually increased the essential oils by a few drops for my toddler.

  3. Deb on 09/20/2017 at 6:58 am

    Can you tell me how long this baby wipe spray will last before going bad? Thank you.

    • Kathleen on 09/25/2017 at 7:18 pm

      Deb, If you make a moderate amount and use the spray every day, you’ll be golden. I never had a problem with my baby wipe spray! Please note that I trust the antimicrobial properties of my doTERRA essential oils, but can’t vouch for other brands. 🙂

  4. Suki on 11/14/2019 at 7:16 pm

    Do you use cloth wipes rigth? What do you do with the poop on the wipes? Do you have any special rutin for the dirty wipes?

    • Kathleen on 11/18/2019 at 9:02 pm

      It’s been a while, Suki, since my youngest is now 5. But we used the actual diaper to remove as much solid waste as possible. Solids were contained within the diaper, and then sprayed off with a diaper sprayer into the toilet. Same for wipes: if a wipe wound up with solids on it, we sprayed it off in the toilet. All diapers and wipes ran through a rinse cycle, then a wash cycle, then an extra rinse cycle. Hope that helps!

  5. STEPHANIE on 03/23/2020 at 5:35 am

    Hi does this spray need to be rinsed off thanks

    • Kathleen on 03/23/2020 at 10:58 am

      Nope! 🙂

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