Wipe Solution

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Hello, I switched to cloth in November and I bought cloth wipes but I'm not sure what to do for a wipe solution. I've read to put tea tree oil or some sort of oil in it. I am using pocket diapers (Fuzzi bunz & BG) and I am wondering if the oil in the solution would cause repelling when they are washed together. Any ideas? Thanks!


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Kristina - posted on 01/09/2009




Do not use essential oils on baby's skin. They are waay too strong and baby's skin way too sensitive. We have used warm water for 7 months now and it works perfectly. There is no need to use anything more.

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Thanks so much for all these ideas. So it shouldn't cause repelling on my pockets when washed together?

User - posted on 01/08/2009




Oh, and I keep wipes in it so they're warm. I clean it out when the solution is all gone & pick a new oil for a new scent. :o) They all go in the wash with the diapers.

User - posted on 01/08/2009




Mine is SUPER easy -- in the Lionheart Ultimate wipes warmer, put in 3 cups warm water, a big squirt of CVS-brand baby body wash, a squirt of CVS-brand baby oil, and a few drops of an essential oil. I got a sample pack of essential oils from Amazon.com.

Deanna - posted on 01/08/2009




I use water with about 5-6 drops of TTO. I keep the water in a wipes warmer and dunk a wipe when I need it. No need to make it complicated. It's for wiping a butt.

Charmaine - posted on 01/07/2009




The recipe I have used on my little guy for the last 5 months is from a company called Punkin Butt:


3/4 cup water

1/4 cup aloe vera juice

3 drops tes tree oil

1 drop lavender oil

10 drops apricot or almond oil

Fill container with cloth wipes

Mix solution in small bowl or cup

pour over wipes


I make the solution in large batches and use a combo of tea tree oil and lavender and skip the almond oil. I keep his cloth wipes in a wipe warmer. Seems to work well. Tea tree oil has to be diluted because it can cause skin irritation.

Kaci - posted on 01/07/2009




I use a solution made by Kissaluvscalled diaper lotion potion concentrate. I bought it on www.greenmountaindiapers.com. I wash all my stuff together with no problems. Also there is some great info as far as how to wash on the site. I also use a Thermos Pump Pot for hot water at the changing table. Hope this helps!

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Ok maybe I am wrong for doing it this way. But, this is the way my mom did it. I just use plain water. I only wet the cloth when I need them. I tried the tea tree and soap. But, found water worked the best on my son.  

Kate - posted on 01/07/2009




You can find tons more recipes at www.zany-zebra.com. I like 1 cup water, 2 tbsp. apricot oil (Burt's Bees), 2 tbsp. Dr. Bronner's baby mild soap, and 2 - 3 drops rose oil. I have rose, lavender, tea tree, and eucalyptus. You can pick whatever you want. Eucalyptus with peppermint-scented Dr. Bronner's is good too. Mix and match to see what you like!

Nellie - posted on 01/07/2009




Some people like using warm water on their cloth wipes. Others prefer one of these solutions:

Basic Wipe Recipe: 2 Tablespoons baby wash, 2 Tablespoons olive oil, 2 drops tea tree oil, 2 cups water.
Mix well and either put into spray bottle or add to wipes container. Tea tree oil has disinfectant properties as well as a lovely, clean smell.

Aloe Vera Wipe Recipe: 1 cup 100% Aloe Vera gel (clear variety), 8 cups hot water, 8 drops tea tree oil.
Shake well. Use in spray bottle or add to wipes container.

The oils will not cause repelling on the fabrics. It will be in such small quantities when you use these recipes. These recipes were taken from my cloth diaper tutorial.

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