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What are some good wipe soloution recipes? Also, are baby washcloths good to use for wipes? I have more washcloths than I need and would like to put them to good use!

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I fill a spray bottle with water and add some Burts Bees baby oil and a few drops of tea tree oil. Seems to work well but I'm always looking for new ideas.
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i use a spray bottle i got at the $store. i use
2tbsp burts bees apricot oil.
2tbsp white distilled vinegar
5 drops tto
5 drops lavender EO
5 drops GSE
2tbsp(or more) aloe vera herbal blend from Natures life. (it has aloe, comfrey,chamomile,cucumber,carbomer, sodium PCA, allantoin, etc)
and water.
i shake the bottle before spraying it on the bum or the wipes.

and i use flannel wipes, but i know alot of people who use terry wipes and they like them. i am just a flannel gal.

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Here's my wipe recipe. It's really complicated. You might want to go get a pen. Ok.

Take a waterproof box with a lid (empty disposable wipe box, tupperware, whatever).

Fill it with water.

Throw in baby washcloths or other small pieces of fabric.

Ta-da. You are ready to do some butt wiping.

Keep it simple, sister!

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i use a spray bottle i got at the $store. i use
2tbsp burts bees apricot oil.
2tbsp white distilled vinegar
5 drops tto
5 drops lavender EO
5 drops GSE
2tbsp(or more) aloe vera herbal blend from Natures life. (it has aloe, comfrey,chamomile,cucumber,carbomer, sodium PCA, allantoin, etc)
and water.
i shake the bottle before spraying it on the bum or the wipes.

and i use flannel wipes, but i know alot of people who use terry wipes and they like them. i am just a flannel gal.
Could you use Weleda oil instead of the Burt's Bees? What does GSE stand for?
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Here's my wipe recipe. It's really complicated. You might want to go get a pen. Ok.

Take a waterproof box with a lid (empty disposable wipe box, tupperware, whatever).

Fill it with water.

Throw in baby washcloths or other small pieces of fabric.

Ta-da. You are ready to do some butt wiping.

Keep it simple, sister!
That's pretty easy!
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What does GSE stand for?
GSE is grapefruit seed extract, its great for yeastie beasies.

Right now I am using a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water w/ a squirt of baby shampoo and about 15 drops of GSE in an empty wipes container which I dip the wipes in. I am only doing this because we have a HORRID yeast rash right now, it STINKS to high heaven. Normally my complex solution is plain water + a squirt of baby shampoo. After the yeast battle is gone I will be doing plain water + baby shampoo + GSE as a prevention. I like the dry wipes and container of water just because I can control how moist I get them.

The wipes I made from a yard of fabric I got from the scraps bin for something like 50 cents. I just surged two together soft sides out, they are flannel I think. I have heard of people cutting up old receiving blankets too, buying baby washcloths at the dollar store, or using old rags. I am sure whatever you have works.

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That's pretty easy!
Indeed! Mine's basically that, too. Sometimes, if I get a little crazy, I add a few drops of TTO or a squirt or two of baby wash!

Really, the only reason I'd do the TTO is just because it also helps the smell in the diaper pail!

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Just found a website with lots of great recipes...

http://ezinearticles.com/?Make-Your-...tion&id=118618
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Here's mine:

I put a squirt of Dr. Bronner's, a few drops TTO and a few drops lavender in a loaf pan I keep next my sink. Fill with hot water, soak wipes, wring them out, and put them in my wipes warmer.
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To those who use soap on their wipes - How does that work for you? I don't use soap because I think of it as something that needs to be rinsed away, but maybe not? Do you not rinse it off?
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I only use about one pump of baby soap in a water bottle. (I just keep a regular sized water bottle--like Aquafina--next to my wipes case.) It seems like such a small amount that I've never worried about it. DS hasn't had any sort of reaction to anything in the wipes solution (even if I add the soap squirt or TTO). It's certainly not enough soap to make bubbles on his bottom!!

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I decided just to use distilled water with a drop or two of TTO. I bought a mini spray bottle for the diaper bag for only 50 cents. I like all the qualities that TTO has and so far for us it works. I was hesitant to add too many ingredients if the need wasn't there. Glycerin can cause repelling problems with fleece and quite a few wipes solutions use a mild glycerine soap as one of the ingredients and I just don't want to chance it KWIM?

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I tried that "no measure" one on the site listed above, minus the baby oil, and it seems to work great! I did water, a squirt or squirt and a half of baby wash, and a few drops of TTO in a spray bottle I got at Dollar Tree. I just started using cloth wipes this weekend and so far it's pretty cool.
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