Homemade baby wash

Sarah - posted on 05/23/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I was wondering if anyone makes their own homemade baby wash. I use a combination of base oils with some essential oils for me and was just going to use that on the kids...using a complete oil like that hydrates your skin so that you don't have to put on lotion so I was thinking it would work two fold and I wouldn't be putting any chemicals or preservatives on my little ones (they both have very sensitive skin and lots of allergies as do I). Any thoughts on homemade baby wash would be appreciated! I probably am going to give mine a try...but welcome any suggestions and/or advice feedback from personal experience! Also, will this interfere with my cloth diapers as far as coat them so that they aren't as absorbent?...I use bumgenius pocket diapers and some fuzzi bunz at night! Thanks so much!

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Jordan - posted on 12/10/2011

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Oh and the Lavender Oil you are using has the same hormonal substances found in the Tea Tree Oil. Hope you find something that works for you all!

Jordan - posted on 12/10/2011

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We use Dr. Bonners Mild Castile Soap as a baby wash. As a baby lotion we use Olive Oil. I would do more research into the Tea Tree Oil though. I grew up using Tea Tree Oil and use it on my kiddo's. There was a controversal study done on a group of kids and like 3 out of the 50 that were boys grew man boobs. They stopped the Tea Tree Oil and pulled all products that had any hormones out of their diet and life and the man boobs went away. The study is seen as controversial, even with scientist in the field, because there were other factors that applied. One is that the 3 boys out of the 50 kids had other hormonal things in their life and once they were all removed the side effects went away. Also, they were using full strength Tea Tree Oil straight on the skin for a period of time. It was not diltuted as the majority of things tell you. If you want to go by what most Warnings say, you should not use any Essential Oil or Tea Tree Oil on a child under 2 because they do not know the effects to the child in a conclusive study. We use Essential Oils and Tea Tree Oil in our home and have had no problem as have a lot of my friends. Just do all your research and make an educated decision that works best for your family. Not one out of fear. *smile*

Martha - posted on 11/01/2011

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what is the process again? i didnt understood, i would love to make my girl her own baby wash. My husband is a biologist so i might ask him some points if you give me the entire process and recipy so i can follow. and thanks that is a awesome idea

Sarah - posted on 05/25/2010

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Thanks Laura and Bridie! Bridie, could you tell me your homemade baby wash recipe too please, I actually did mean that! Normally I just use water and a bit of oil for the diaper changes! Thanks so much...I didn't think of the camomile tea bags...great idea!

Bridie - posted on 05/25/2010

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I use two camomile tea bags, two teaspoons of almond oil (or baby oil), drop of some essential oil (sometimes - not really needed), two mugs of water. Thats my baby wipes mixture for their bottoms which I'm assuming you mean? I make a wash for the bath to which I refer to as baby wash :)

Sarah - posted on 05/23/2010

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thanks Majaliwa! Glad to hear that the oils will just wash out. Thanks for the information about tea tree oil because although I don't use it on the kids...I have read homemade baby wash recipes and remedies that call for it...and hormones are something I most definitely try to stay away from in general from cosmetics to food to plastics! I only use olive, safflower, sweet almond, and grapeseed oil with lavender or rosemary...this time I actually just put a swig of my rosemary herb in theirs! Thanks again!

Majaliwa - posted on 05/23/2010

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I don't know anything about making your own babywash so I can't offer any advice there...

but I can say - pretty much any essential oil will simply wash out of your cloth diapers - just be sure to avoid anything with zinc or fish oil.

I also recommend avoiding using tea tree oil directly on your baby. It has been linked to hormone changes in infants. Here's an article with more info:

http://www.pootersdiapers.com/tea-tree-o...

Sarah - posted on 05/25/2010

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Thanks Laura and Bridie! Bridie, could you tell me your homemade baby wash recipe too please, I actually did mean that! Normally I just use water and a bit of oil for the diaper changes! Thanks so much...I didn't think of the camomile tea bags...great idea!

Sarah - posted on 05/23/2010

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thanks Majaliwa! Glad to hear that the oils will just wash out. Thanks for the information about tea tree oil because although I don't use it on the kids...I have read homemade baby wash recipes and remedies that call for it...and hormones are something I most definitely try to stay away from in general from cosmetics to food to plastics! I only use olive, safflower, sweet almond, and grapeseed oil with lavender or rosemary...this time I actually just put a swig of my rosemary herb in theirs! Thanks again!

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