Today’s post comes from the lovely Victoria. I met Victoria online when she reached out to me via my @vintagekacey Instagram account; she had seen my blog post “Exploring my local vintage stores” on the Discover Ipswich website and it turned out we shared many similar interests. Victoria is a local Ipswich Mum, who I have had the pleasure of catching up with on a few occasions, we also both share a love of all things vintage and eco-friendly, which brings us to this recent post. I saw Victoria share this awesome toxin-free baby wipes recipe on her Instagram @victoriajanecook_ and had to have her share the recipe here.
Hello, my name is Victoria, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to share this toxin-free recipe on Vintage at Heart (my first ever blog post). As a Mam of 3 children under 3, plus two dogs roaming around our home, I want to make sure I’m limiting toxins as much as possible. I’ve always been conscious about wanting to use as natural as possible products with cleaning but that amplified when I had my first child. After researching ever since I’ve come to learn that just because it says it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s great for you, also as a stay at home Mam we follow a pretty strict budget so making my own cleaning products is not only better for our health but also our pocket.
My daughter is currently six weeks old and seems to be extremely sensitive to supermarket brand wipes, we have tried a few different ones including natural organic wipes which led me to make my own. I’m trying to also reduce waste in our home so I chose to use cloth wipes instead of durable paper towels.
Ingredients (small bottle):
1 cup cool boiled water
1 tablespoon castile soap
1 tablespoon fractionated coconut oil
2 drops tea tree oil
2 drops lavender oil
Mix ingredients together then pour into a container or bottle and top up with cool boiled water. Castile soap is a cost-effective soap that has so many uses and works out to be very reasonably priced when bought from a bulk food store. My youngest is only 6 weeks so I have limited the number of essential oil drops I have used so it’s not too strong on her skin. Both tea tree and lavender oils are known for antibacterial and soothing properties.
When it comes time to use the toxin-free baby wipes, I apply the liquid to my reusable clothes. It is that easy!