To make a cloth wipe solution you really only need 3 ingredients: soap, oil and natural essential oil/extract. My recipe is basic, so you can add more or less of each ingredient to make it to your preference.
First off I used Happily Domestic's method of making your own cloth pop up wipes and prepare my wipes box. A genius idea! I also have a bottle of Dr. Bronner's Hemp Almond Pure Castile Soap, a bottle of Tea Tree Oil , a jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil and 2 cups of filtered water. All of these ingredients you can pick up at your local health food store (except for the Tropical Traditions brand of coconut oil).
Start off by microwaving your 2 cups of water for about 1 1/2 minutes to get really hot. Then add about a tablespoon of coconut oil to the water to melt.
I love the look of water and oil together! Or I guess I should say separated...
Next, add 1 tablespoon of your Dr. Bronner's Soap to the mix. Dr. Bronner's comes in a variety of scents other than the almond.
Last, add 10 drops of Tea Tree Oil. Tea Tree Oil is a natural disinfectant and great at not only cleaning your baby's bottom, but great to add to the wash of your cloth diapers as well. Feel free to add more or less drops of TTO to your wipes solution depending on your preference how strongly you want to smell the TTO.
Now do a quick stir to blend it all together and pour it over your wipes. Ready to use!
Recap of the recipe:
2 cups hot water
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon Dr. Bronner's Soap
10 drops Tea Tree Oil
Feel free to adjust the amount of soap or tea tree oil to your liking.
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