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Wipe Solution Recipe

My Favorite Recipe for a diaper wipe solution

2 cups boiling or distilled water
1-2 drops tea tree oil (or grapefruit seed extract) - acts as an anti-fungal/bacterial agent
1 tsp Olive Oil (optional)
a few drops of your favorite essential oil (Lavender, Chamomile) (optional)

Put this in either a wipe warmer or a pump coffee thermos to keep warm.  I keep my wipes in a basket next to the warmer and dunk and squeeze out the excess water with each wipe.  No double-dipping!

On the Go, I use the bumGenius bottom cleaner for cloth wipes, or disposable wipes.
They last 4-5 months (depending on your use, of course).
Not the homemade type?    Can't stand a screaming baby that needs her diaper changed, but you need to make wipe solution...?

Buy Baby Bum Drops wipes solution gels.  Simply pour 1 cup of filtered water over the cube and stir.  Voila!  Instant organic wipe solution.  Makes 50 cups of solution!

After 1.5 years of making our own, we now use the Baby Bum Drops exclusively.  Buying organic essential oils proved to be about even with the cost of this product.  So - we vote for simplicity!


Stinky Diaper Pail?:

First of all: WASH REGULARLY - like every 1-2 days

Then, try this:  Combine 1 cup baking soda, 5 drops tea tree oil, and enough water to make a thick paste.  Press into ice cube trays and set out to dry for 24-28 hours.  Store cubes in ziplock bag.  Throw crumbly cube into bottom of diaper pail, then add liner. 

Replace when stink returns.

Another idea: a few drops of tea tree oil on a piece of cloth (like a wipe) tossed in with the dirty diapers in the pail does a decent job of masking the odor.