Homemade Baby Wipes w/ Essential Oils

Make your own baby wipes with doTERRA essential oils

With all all the harsh and toxic ingredients found in our personal care items, I was happy to find doTERRA has a recipe for making non-toxic baby wipes! Best container to store them in is the tall, cylinder baby wipes container you can buy at the store.

Cut a paper towel roll in half with a serrated knife.  (Hint – name brand paper towels do work much better)

Place half of roll into container and save the other half for later. Pour the following mixture over roll in container:

2 cups of water

2 Tablespoons doterra Fractionated Coconut Oil

10 drops each of doterra Lavender oil and Melaleuca oil

After the mixture has soaked for an hour or more, remove cardboard from middle of roll and start dispensing with middle towel with the cylinder baby wipe container.

(Cost Evaluation :  It costs $2.89 in doTERRA products to make this blend and there are approximately 56 sheets per paper towel roll = $.05 per wipe!)

Plus – no toxins going onto your baby’s body and the oils will actually help improve any diaper rash or irritation so it would save on purchasing separate creams!

Enjoy!

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Published in: on June 7, 2012 at 6:25 AM  Comments (7)  
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Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

OREGANO (Not just for cooking!)
Historically, Greek physicians used oregano essential oils for wounds, headaches, and venomous bites and even hemlock poisoning. It wasn’t long before its medicinal benefits were used to treat lung conditions, bronchitis, sinusitis, and cold symptoms including cough.   The benefits of using oregano essential oil have captured the interest of modern-day researchers.  Today, oregano essential oil has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, and antiseptic properties. For external use, oregano essential oil is valued as a strong analgesic and antirheumatic agent.

Uses:

As a general guideline, oil of oregano can be diluted 50% or more with a carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil)and applied directly to the affected area.  It is a hot oil so dilution is recommended to prevent irritation.  It can also be used more specifically, as in the following examples:

  • Rub the diluted oil into the gums 1-2 times per day for infections.
  • Apply oregano essential oil to warts, boils, or even fungal infections such as athlete’s foot. Saturate the area, bind with a clean bandage. allow the oil to sit overnight and then change the dressing.  Continue until the infection is gone.
  • Add several drops of oregano oil to liquid hand soap or body wash to expedite healing of wounds, abscesses, or skin infections.
  • Apply diluted oregano essential oil into areas of diaper rash at each diaper change until the rash is gone. Make sure to use only a 1-2 drops per teaspoon of carrier oil to avoid irritation.
  • Rub a drop of the oil underneath each nostril daily to relieve sinus problems. Inhale deeply each time to allow the vapors to travel through your sinuses.
  • Oregano oil can also be used as an antiseptic for use in cleaning supplies. Try adding several drops of the diluted oil to a clean cotton cloth and wiping down kitchen surfaces to kill any harmful bacteria.
  • Diffuse overnight to help reduce congestion or sinus problems.
  • Gargle Diluted with water for sore throats.
  • Can be used internally as a natural anti-biotic

There are several studies showing that Oregano my be effective in fighting bacteria:

Studies:

Oil Of Oregano Rivals Modern Antibiotic Drugs

Oregano Oil May Protect Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Georgetown Researcher Finds

How has Oregano Oil changed your life?

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Lavender oil is an essential oil obtained by distillation from the flower spikes of certain species of lavender.  DoTerra’s most popular oil, lavender has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and its therapeutic properties for thousands of years. Lavender is widely used and accepted for its calming and relaxing qualities. For topical, aromatic, or dietary use.

Uses:

  • Apply to the bottom of feet or on a pillow before sleeping.
  • Use to calm reaction to a bee sting or bug bite.
  • Use with bath salts for a relaxing spa bathing experience.
  • Apply to wrists or inhale when traveling to ease motion upset.
  • Lightly apply to soothe sunburned or scalded skin.
  • Apply to back, hands, or feet of a restless or agitated child.
  • Use to calm and soothe diaper rash.
  • Calm sensitive skin and soothe pores after hair removal.
  • Apply to dry, chapped lips before applying lip balm.
  • Use with peppermint for a healthy scalp massage.
  • Add to lotion for a stress-relieving massage.
  • Experiences with Lavender:

“My 5 year old fell off a bar stool and had a bruise that stood out about an inch and a half.  My brother put Lavender Oil on the bruise and the color was very light and it was not raised at all by the next day.”

“My brother put Lavender oil on his sons burned fingers that other burn remedies did not sooth and he was comforted almost immediately.”

“My children claim that they sleep a lot better when I put this on their feet.  I think they enjoy the foot rub as much as the good night’s sleep!”

“A friend says that she was sleeping horribly before she began using lavender oil.  She loves it!”

“I like to add lavender oil to my laundry…leaves a nice lasting relaxing scent, especially on my sheets!”

“In the spring, my allergies cause me to have rashes on my abdomen which are very itchy. But in the morning, if I put doTerra Lavender Oil on them… they go until night time before feeling itchy again! Such a blessing!”

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What experiences do you have with Lavender Oil?

 

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