Baby Wipe Solution Recipes

I have written before about making your own baby wipes and at the time, I only included one very basic recipe for the wipe solution. So today, I’m going to give you several other recipes and you can choose the one that best fits your needs.

If you’re going to make your own wipes, you have several options when it comes to using the solution. You can simply pour the solution over the cloth wipes or paper towels (wash cloths, cut up receiving blankets, and paper towels are popular choices for homemade wipes). Alternatively, you can use a squirt or spray bottle to apply the solution directly to your baby’s bottom and then wipe with a dry cloth. You can also use a bottle to apply the solution to the dry cloth first. Personally, I prefer this method. I don’t like the idea of my wipes (particularly cloth wipes) just sitting in the liquid solution and I would rather control how much I use.

Now the only question is, which solution to use. Some of these are designed for particular needs–diaper rash, fungal rash, sensitive skin, etc. The rest are suitable for every day use. Try a few and see which ones you like best.

Very Basic Solution
2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons baby bath/wash/shampoo
2 tablespoons baby oil

Herbal Solution
2 cups warm brewed herbal tea (chamomille works well)
3 tablespoons olive oil or mineral oil
2-3 drops lavender oil (optional)

Soft Solution
2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons baby bath/wash/shampoo
2 tablespoons baby lotion

Apricot Solution
2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon baby bath/wash/shampoo
2 tablespoons apricot oil

Lavender Solution
2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon baby bath/wash/shampoo
1 tablespoon olive oil
5 drops lavender oil

Calendula Oil Solution (soothing for dry or irritated skin)
2 cups very warm water
1/4 cup calendula baby oil
2 tablespoons gentle baby bath/wash/shampoo

Fungal Rash Solution (this recipe works very well on a yeast diaper rash)
1 cup cool water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
4-5 drops tea tree oil
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel (fresh from the plant works best)

Diaper Rash Solution (this is gentle and effective on a basic non-fungal diaper rash)
1 cup cool water
1/4 cup fresh aloe vera gel
Use a blender to mix ingredients together and keep solution refrigerated

Diaper Rash Solution 2 (also effective on non-fungal rashes)
2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons baby bath/wash/shampoo
2 tablespoons olive oil or mineral oil
2 tablespoons baking soda

Sensitive Solution (ideal for babies with very sensitive skin)
2 cups warm water
4 tablespoons mineral oil

3 thoughts on “Baby Wipe Solution Recipes

  1. Hello,
    I’m a massage therapist of 15years. I understand where one would assume mineral oil is great, being that it’s often the number one ingredient in skin and baby products. HOWEVER it’s very very BAD for your skin. Not only is it a petroleum byproduct, it makes it so your skin doesn’t breathe. It’s actually horrible for your skin especially for your babies skin. This was one of the oils they taught us to always stay away from and we also discussed in school how awful it is that they use this for baby oil from Johnson n Johnson. It’s because it’s so cheap really. It’s also known to be cancer causing. Use natural and clean oils instead such as olive, apricot, almond, coconut, jojoba, (there’s a long list) just don’t ever use mineral oil please! And stay away from Johnson n Johnson’s baby oil…

  2. I must say the rest of your list looks great! Thank you for your recipes really. I hope not to offend in anyway. A lot of people are not aware of this and I know you obviously have the best of intentions! They actually tried to use this (M oil) on my baby at the hospital. It’s funny the bottle actually stated. “Keep away from children, seek immediate medical attn if swallowed or breathed in, and keep away from open sores or irritated skin” Um hello, why are you using this on my baby’s rash!? I brought in coconut and jojoba for them to use instead. They were so on top of it in other ways but still lacking in others unfortunately…

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