Friday, September 25, 2009

Olive 'N Tea Tree Oil with Chamomile

I have made my own cloth wipes. With Joel I just used plain water with them. But I didn't like how it didn't "glide" and clean as well as with other solutions. With Isaac I tried using baby oil and baby wash, but his skin was too sensitive. I decided to try one more solution, and we have yet to get a bright red rash for his skin yet!

4 cups HOT water
2 chamomile tea bags
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/8 cup Baby Bath (just used Parents Choice brand)
5 drops tea tree oil

Mix all together. I left the tea bags in until I replaced, but you don't have to. I just pour my wipes solution onto some cloth wipes in a wipes container.

Chamomile Tea has some amazing benefits including helping with skin problems or diaper rash. Tea tree oil is a disinfectant and deodorant. We started using this also in our diaper pail and it has help with stink issues. Extra Virgin olive oil is a moisturizer. And the baby bath is a mild cleaner that also helps the olive oil mix with the water so everything is oily and greasy.

One thing I did find when making this is that it is best to let it all sit awhile. The first time I used it, the wipes were a little oilier, but the next time, it was all mixed really well. So make it up a day or two before you need it, then it'll be ready to go.

1 comment:

Nitrile Gloves said...

Sounds great to me...nothing like home made and pure stuff.Love the recipe for a lovely body wash and message.