There are a lot of toxic ingredients in the "natural wipes” found in the market.
Here are the troubling ingredients that will lead to baby rashes and diaper rashes:
Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate – This chemical is a preservative that releases formaldehyde. As you can guess, the formaldehyde is not something even grown people should be putting on their skin, let alone infants. It is an allergen, irritant, and most importantly causes cancer. Formaldehyde itself is rated the worst score possible on Skin Deep — a 10. Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate scores a 6.
Cocamidopropyl pg-dimonium chloride phosphate – A foaming agent; while it scores a 0 on Skin Deep, this is because they have zero data on it. However, after doing search on NCBI, found two articles liking it to allergic skin reactions. (Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=cocamidopropyl+pg-dimonium+chloride+phosphate)
Look at the wet wipes selling in the market — they are a toxic soup of parabens, fragrances, and skin irritants. Oh imagine these poor baby’s butts! No wonder diaper rash is so common.
So then, try to not use packaged wipes for your infant.
First, you have to purchase reusable wipes, which are easily found online. It is better to have an assortment of brands on hand so that you can have different textures for various “jobs.” Once you have used a wipe you simply toss it into the Wet Bag which is hanging on your door knob. And wash all the wipes weekly, simple!
What You Need
Aloe vera is packed full of nutrients which calm and soothe irritated skin. It heals any broken skin rapidly, plus moisturizes. Aloe also helps the other ingredients absorb quickly. You want a thin, watery aloe vera. Try to get an organic one.
Castile soap is just a small portion of the mixture; too much and the spray will become too sudsy to leave on the skin without washing off. However, in a small amount it aids in removing the grime stuck on the skin.
The oil of choice aids in moisturization and calming the skin.
Lastly the essential oils are key in having an effective formula. The tea tree is antimicrobial which wards off diaper rash and the lavender is calming to the skin as well as the baby — plus it’s antibacterial.
- 2 oz dark glass spray bottle
- 1 Tbs aloe vera (This recipe will not work with “gel” like aloe)
- 1 tsp oil of choice - olive, jojoba, or hemp seed. Occasionally for extra soothing (especially great for diaper rash) Can add a splash of rose hip seed oil to the mix
- ¾ tsp liquid castile soap
- 2 Tbs water (or enough to top off the bottle)
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil (pure, organic essential oils)
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- Mix all the ingredients, except the water, together directly into the bottle. Add the water last, just enough to fill the bottle to the top. Swirl gently to mix, don’t shake or it will foam. With each use gently swirl and/or invert to combine ingredients.
- Spray directly onto babies skin or on the wipe itself.
Or if you think it is very troublesome to make and you need a fast way. Try Centifolia Bebe No-Rinse Cleanser. It serve similar function like this wipe spray! And free from the harmful ingredients stated above! With high organic content up to 96.53%!
You can use it to wipe on face, body and private part! It helps a lot on reducing rashes! ;)
To treat diaper rashes/ eczema affected area can try Centifolia Bebe Diaper Ointment ;) It is organic and safe for your baby ;)