Using Essential Oils for Baby Wipes and Diaper Rash

We are often asked about the safety of using essential oils in such products as baby wipes and diaper rash cream or ointments.  Essential oils are very powerful substances and due to baby's thinner skin and immature systems in most cases it is best to not use any essential oils topically around little ones.  

Often a much better and safer option are hydrosols.  They can be added to wipes and other products to keep your baby safe and happy.  

Things to remember:

DIY Baby Wipes

  1. Take a roll of Bounty towels (if using cloth wipes, skip to step 3), and cut the roll in half to yield two half-sized rolls.
  2. Remove the center cardboard tube and place the dry paper towel roll in an empty plastic container (you can recycle an empty commercial wipes container).
  3. Saturate the roll of dry paper towels with a blend of four parts hydrosol of your choice, (such as Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Calendula or Helichrysum), and one part Witch Hazel.

Another option which takes a bit more time, instead of using a traditional roll of paper towels use a “select a size” roll where they are about the 1/2 the size of regular paper towels and then tear each one off and fold into 3rds. You can then fit them in flat wipe container instead of a round one as would be needed for the above idea.

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Lea Jacobson is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Scholar's Program graduate from Aromahead Institute. This website is home to educational advice and empowering information about using essential oils safely. The Using Essential Oils Safely facebook group founded and run by Lea and her team has over 140,000 members and hundreds of new members joining each week. Lea is the author of her bestseller Essential Oil Profiles (available as a full color print book as well as an ebook). Based off the information in the popular Top 60 Essential Oils APP, the print version has sold out in days each time it's been offered. Other books by Lea: The TRUTH About Essential Oil Safety, and the Hydrosols Quick Start Guide.

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You can find FREE classes here: Free Essential Oil Classes, and sign up for the Using Essential Oils Safely BASICS course Lea teaches where you can earn your "Essential Oil Safety Advocate" title.

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Businesses, groups, and individuals can hire Lea to consult on safety, product formulation, and more on her website Lea Jacobson CCA.



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