Homemade Baby Products – 7 Homemade baby Recipes

Published on April 13, 2015 By Lauren

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  • Feel confident that you are taking care of your baby naturally with these DIY baby products.  Gather these 5 natural ingredients and 2 multi-purpose essential oils, and make these homemade baby products.  These DIY baby product recipes will show you how to mix and create 7 simple baby care products naturally at home.

    I’ll also share with you some easy steps on how you can buy quality essential oils at wholesale prices including the two that are featured in these recipes.

    Homemade Baby Product Recipes

    Essential Oils

    • Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil
    • Lavender Essential Oil

    Natural Ingredients

    DIY Baby Laundry Detergent

    (safe for cloth diapers)

    • ⅓ cup Baby Mild Pure Castile Soap – Unscented
    • 1 teaspoon Vegetable Glycerin
    • 10 drops Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil
    1. Mix the soap, glycerin, and essential oil in a cup before adding to your washing machine.
    2. Wash on normal cycle.

    For cloth diaper laundry:  Wash on your normal cycle adding an extra rinse if you desire.  This recipe will thoroughly clean your cloth diapers without leaving a residue.  The essential oil will kill odor causing bacteria and leave your diapers extra clean.

    Cloth Diaper Sanitizer and Brightener

    • 1 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide
    1. If you’re using prefolds, you can add 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide to your wash.

    This will have natural sanitizing action that will kill bacteria and also remove stains.  Your prefolds will be brighter and whiter without bleach.

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    Baby Wipes Solution

    • 1 tablespoon Jojoba Oil
    • 1 teaspoon Vegetable Glycerin
    • 1 teaspoon Baby Mild Pure Castile Soap – Unscented
    • 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
    • 1 cup water
    1. Mix all ingredients.   Store mixture in a dark or colored container.  This solution will keep for a few weeks.

    You can use this directly from a spray bottle on baby’s bottom and then wipe away with a clean cloth.  I prefer to store the cloths in the solution in a recycled wipes box.  This way they’re always ready and the diaper change is faster.

    DIY Baby Wash and Baby Shampoo

    • 1 teaspoon Baby Mild Pure Castile Soap – Unscented (about a dime sized amount in your palm)
    • 1 drop Vegetable Glycerin
    • 1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
    1. In your hand, combine the soap, glycerin, and lavender essential oil and swirl with your finger to combine.  Apply as a shampoo and body wash.
    2. Make sure to rinse thoroughly from hair and body.

    The soap is very gentle on the skin, but it does not have the “tear free” chemicals found in many commercial baby shampoos.  So use extra caution taking great care not to get in baby’s eyes or mouth.

    DIY Cradle Cap Treatment

    • 1 teaspoon Jojoba Oil
    • 1 drop Lavender Essential Oil

    Cradle Cap is very common but can be frustrating for parents.  Use this protocol to help clear away the buildup.

    1. Combine the jojoba and lavender in the palm of your hand and mix together with your fingertip.
    2. Apply the mixture directly to the scaly/crusty area of the scalp.  Careful not to get near the baby’s face.
    3. Gently massage the oil into the affected areas for 5 minutes to encourage absorption and softening of the scales and flakes.
    4. Let this sit during baby’s nap or about 2 hours if you can manage.
    5. Using a soft bristle baby brush, make small, gentle, circular motions all over the treated area. (NEVER scrape or peel the flakes.  This can damage your baby’s skin.)
    6. Use a baby comb to gently and patiently remove the loosened flakes.  If baby gets frustrated or anxious, cease this step and move to the next step where more loose flakes will be removed.
    7. Use the Soothing Baby Wash and Shampoo to wash out the jojoba oil residue and flakes.  You might want to rinse several times.

    Don’t worry if some oil is left behind.  Jojoba oil is well absorbed by the hair and skin and acts as a non-greasy conditioner and softener.

    The scales won’t all come off the first time, but this gentle treatment can be repeated daily until the area is clear of buildup.

    The lavender oil will soothe the baby and help keep her calm while you treat her hair and scalp.  It can also help in healing any skin irritation that might arise on baby’s delicate skin.

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    DIY Baby Safe Toy Cleaner

    • 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
    1. Add peroxide to a spray bottle.  Do not dilute.  The 3% solution is strong enough to do the clean thoroughly and still be safe for children.
    2. Spray directly on toys, high chairs, play seats, and any other plastic or wood baby items.

    This will kill germs and still be completely safe.  No need to rinse.  Allow to dry completely before putting in baby’s reach.

    If you’re interested in getting started using quality essential oils, you can sign up here to get wholesale pricing and a personal welcome package from me.

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    DIY Diaper Cream

    Soothing for rashes and safe for cloth diapers

    • ½ cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
    • 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
    1. Mix the ingredients and store in a tightly sealed glass jar in a cool, dark place.  This diaper cream will become liquid if stored above 76 degrees F.  You can place it in the refrigerator in between uses.
    2. Apply at every diaper change to protect baby’s delicate skin.

    The coconut oil is amazingly nourishing for baby’s bottom.  It moisturizes the skin and even has antimicrobial properties which can help prevent growth of bacteria in the warm, dampness between diaper changes.

    The lavender essential oil can help the baby heal from a diaper rash or minor skin irritation.  It is also soothing and aromatherapeutic, calming baby and bringing a sense of peace and wellness.

    *BONUS recipe variation*

    DIY Diaper Cream (when yeast is suspected)

    Moisturizing and antifungal (kills yeast, yes!).   This cream is gentle on baby and safe for cloth diapers.

    • 1/2 tablespoon Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
    • 1 drops Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil
    1. Mix the ingredients.
    2. Apply liberally to the entire diaper area.

    This is enough for a single use.  I like to mix up only as much as I need so as not to contaminate the storage container with any microbes.

    Coconut oil and melaleuca alternifolia essential oil are both proven to be antifungal.  This will help alleviate the yeast.

    You should change the baby’s diaper often if yeast is suspected so as not to give the yeast time to reproduce in a warm, dark, and moist environment.

    You want the best for your sweet baby.  If you’ve read the ingredient list on your baby supplies then you might have wondered if there was a more natural approach.  These 7 ingredients X 7 combinations = 7 DIY baby products use proven gentle essential oils and natural ingredients to care for your little one naturally.




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