Have you tried Kissaluvs Diaper Lotion Potion? I LOVE this stuff! It smells so yummy and cleans poop off really well. I've even used it to wash pen ink off my toddler's hands. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
If you buy the refill you will never run out...that stuff makes so much! All you have to add is some witch hazel.
I just make my own wipe solution and it's always worked just fine for me.<br><br>
I use the peri-bottle given to me in the hospital and just fill it almost all the way to the top with water, add a couple of drops of baby shampoo and a couple of drops of TTO. Works great.
Honestly, we usually just use water. But if we do use a solution, there is one that I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> -- even more than the Kissaluvs lotion potion stuff -- ... I LOVE my Baby Bumz from Natural Simplicity (<a href="http://www.naturalsimplicity.net" target="_blank">http://www.naturalsimplicity.net</a>). It's a blend of fabulous oils and it has the most amazing scent to it. I like it much better than the Kissaluvs stuff -- I found the diaper lotion potion to have just a bit too strong of an odor for my liking (that said, every once in a while I crave that smell, if you can believe it! partly for the nostalgia because it was my first 'real' wipe solution purchase!).<br><br>
So... you can check out Natural Simplicity.. or I got my Kissaluvs spray from <a href="http://www.diaperware.com" target="_blank">http://www.diaperware.com</a> ! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
I use 3-4 drops of lavender, 1-2 tea tree & sometimes another essential oil, with 1/2 TBS of olive oil or apricot oil & fill a recycled Huggies wipe container with boiled & filtered water almost full. Then I fold my wipes in half and put them in. This works really well for us! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
I do 2c.water, 2T mild soap (I was using LOC from Amway, because I had it sitting around :LOL), and 10 drops of lavender oil, poured over a wipes-box full of flannel wipes. The lavender oil keeps them from mildewing, and is soothing to the skin.
I'm really happy with plain tap water. I use a wipes warmer and fill it with fresh wipes once a day or so. I briefly tried a recipe I found online that used a few drops of organic baby shampoo and essential lavender oil--but my son's bottom turned red, and the oil on the wipes transferred to the microfleece on my dipes in the laundry and caused the world's worst repelling until I did some mighty stripping. What a gigantic PITA. I stick to plain water now, there really isn't any need for oil/soap/lotion/whatever.
I purchased some liquid glycerine form a soap supply, and have found it in craft stores in the soap making area. It's pure liquid glycerine... no other ingredients.<br><br>
This is the gentlest thing you can use on skin!<br><br>
So, I add about a tablespoon to a quart of water... sometimes I add as much as 3 tablespoons. Then, I usually put a few drops of lavender oil and shake well.<br><br>
I have no set measurements, I eyeball it. I put tap water into the container and then a drop of Aveeno Stress Relief Body Wash w/lavendar. It smells sooo good. No redness, not sudsy. I alos use tap water with lavendar baby bath (too sudsy though). My baby can't take TTO-makes her turn red. Since I'm using tap water I have to make sure it's just enough for that day's use. I guess I could prolong it with distilled water, but it wouldn't be "fresh" to me.
I've also been using my peri bottle. Fill with water and have been adding a about a capful of Burts Bees Apricot Oil. However, I'm finding that my dd bottom is getting very dry so I think I need to add more oil. I think I may try lavendar also...as I seem some mamas use that also.