Wipe Solution Recipes

Here are some great wipe solution recipes for all the cloth wipe using mommas.

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Homemade Wipe Solution Cubes.

(found at www.myfamilyandme.net) (this is the one I use and I love it)

1 Bar Solid Castile Soap
Any two or three additional ingredients you would like, such as:
1 tablespoon almond oil (skin softening)
1 tablespoon chamomile tea (brewed very strong, calming)
1 tablespoon honey (antiseptic, moisturizing, calms irritation and redness)
1 tablespoon Grapeseed Oil (moisturizing)
1 tablespoon Calendula Oil (soothes irritations/rashes, moisturizes, good for sensitive skin)
1 tablespoon 100% aloe vera gel (soothing, moisturizing)
1 tablespoon liquid glycerine (skin softening)
1 tablespoon liquid lanolin (skin softening)
2-3 drops tea tree oil (anti-bacterial, anti-fungal)
1 tablespoon witch hazel (cleansing)
1 tablespoon olive oil (skin softening)
1 tablespoon white vinegar (anti-bacterial, anti-fungal)
1 tablespoon apricot oil (wonderful scent)
1 tablespoon baby oil (skin softening)
2-3 drops lavender oil (calming, comforting)

Depending on what you choose to add, the amounts may need to be varied slightly. Feel free to experiment.

Using a cheese grater or other device, finely grate the castile soap bar.

Add the grated bar and your other chosen ingredients into a saucepan and heat slowly over low to medium heat until completely melted and combined.

Pour the melted solution into ice cube trays or a similar container that will allow for easy removal.

Allow to cool and harden completely.

Cut hardened cubes into smaller cubes using a thin sharp knife or other slicing utensil. Cubes should be about one half inch square.

Keep cubes in sealed container until ready to use.

Add one cube to two cups toasty warm water and mix until completely dissolved. Add solution to wipes.

Cloth Wipe Solution Recipes

(found at www.zany-zebra.com)

Cloth Wipe Solution Recipes

Almond ‘n’ Chamomile

Steep the tea bags in the hot water then add the oil.
2 chamomile tea bags
2 teaspoons almond oil
2 cups hot water


Omit vinegar if baby has a raw rash.
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon calendula oil
A few drops lavender oil
A few drops tea tree oil
1/4 cup 100% aloe vera gel
1 cup water

Anti-Fungal Too

Similar to the other anti-fungal recipe, but less vinegar and water.
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon calendula oil
A few drops lavender oil
A few drops tea tree oil
1/4 cup 100% aloe vera gel
1/2 cup water

Basic Wipe Solution

This basic recipe can be adapted by changing the type of soap or oil.
1/2 cup baby oil
1/2 cup baby wash
2 cups water

Castile Solution

Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap comes in several yummy scents!
1 tablespoon almond, apricot, or other oil
1 tablespoon Dr Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap
2 drops tea tree oil
1 drop lavender oil
1 cup water

Chamomile ‘n’ Honey

Brew the tea, add the honey, and drink any leftovers!
1 chamomile tea bag
1 teaspoon honey
1 cup boiling water

Easy Peasy

Just three simple ingredients…
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons baby wash
1 1/2 cups water
Warning: This recipe may cause repelling and absorbency issues for diapers with synthetic inners (ie microfleece and suedecloth) so use with caution. Thanks to Lauren B. for pointing this out to us!

Eight is Great

Similar ingredients as other recipes, but in different amounts.
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1/8 cup baby wash
8 drops lavender oil
4 drops tea tree oil
2 cups water

Essential Oil Solution

With three different EOs contributing their unique properties…
4 cups water warmed in microwave
2-4 drops Tea Tree Oil
2-4 drops Lavender Essential Oi1
1 Tablespoon Grapeseed Oil
1 Tablespoon Calendula Oil
2 Tablespoon Baby Wash
Thanks to Lucinda A. for this recipe.

Fruit ‘n’ Veggie

Dr Bronner’s soaps can often be found in organic markets.
1 teaspoon fruit or vegetable-based oil (apricot, olive, grapeseed, etc)
1 tablespoon vegetable-based soap (like Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile)
1 teaspoon 100% aloe vera gel
1 cup water

Just One

Just one “something” of each ingredient for this recipe.
1 chamomile tea bag
1 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon baby bath or shampoo
1 drop lavendar oil
1 cup hot water

Lavender ‘n’ Tea Tree

Lavender and Tea Tree are popular EO choices for wipe solutions.
1/8 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon baby shampoo
4 drops tea tree oil
8 drops lavender oil
3 cups water
Variation: Use lavender baby oil and lavender baby wash for a heavenly Lavender wash. Thanks to Nicole M. for this variation.

Lanolin & Glycerine

Lanolin and glycerine moisturize without oil. Lansinoh can be found in many local stores.
1 tablespoon liquid glycerine
1/4 teaspoon liquid lanolin (100% pure)
1 tablespoon baby wash
1-3 drops EO
4 cups water

Lotion Potion

Baby lotion adds more softening power to this solution.
1 tablespoon baby oil
1 tablespoon baby soap
1 tablespoon baby lotion
1 cup water
Variation: Replace the baby oil and lotion with 2 tablespoons Baby Magic Creamy Baby Oil for a less oily potion. Thanks to Kimberly A. for this variation.

Magic Baby

Baby Magic products are usually easy to find in local stores.
1/2 cup Baby Magic oil
1/2 cup Baby Magic wash
2 cups water

No Measuring

Don’t measure for this one, just estimate amounts.
2 squirts baby oil
2 squirts baby wash
1 drop EO
1 cup water (about)

Olive ‘n’ Tea Tree

A great natural wipes solution.
1/4 cup olive oil (extra virgin not necessary)
1/8 cup gentle baby bath
A few drops tea tree oil
4 cups water

Shampoo Style

Baby shampoo works as well as baby wash.
1 tablespoon baby oil
2 teaspoons baby shampoo
2 1/2 cups water


This recipe relies on the EO to cleanse, instead of using soap.
1-2 drops tea tree oil
1-2 drops lavender oil
1 cup water
Use caution with this recipe as we’ve been told some children may develop a rash since the essential oils aren’t dissolved in a carrier oil

Witch Hazel Solution

Witch hazel is the cleansing agent in this solution.
1 cup witch hazel
1/2 cup aloe vera juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon white vinegar
Thanks to Candi B. of Wenatchee, WA. for submitting this recipe.

Zany Apricot Solution

One of our favorites, the apricot oil smells heavenly!
1 tablespoon apricot oil
1 tablespoon unscented baby wash
3 cups water

Zany Lavender Solution

Our other favorite, the lavender is calming for us and our son.
1 tablespoon baby oil
1 tablespoon lavender scented baby wash
2-3 drops lavender oil
3 cups water

Diaper Rash Cream (found at


Diaper Rash Cream

1 teaspoon mineral oil
2 teaspoons cornstarch baby powder
2 teaspoons zinc oxide ointment
2 teaspoons triple antibiotic ointment
2 teaspoons Lotramin A/F ointment (optional for yeast infections)

Mix oil and cornstarch powder to a paste. Add ointments and mix well. Place in container with lid. Apply with cotton swab.

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9 thoughts on “Wipe Solution Recipes

  1. I like the idea of the cloth solution in cubes that you can just dissolve in the water to use! I just switched to cloth diapers last week and am starting to use cloth wipes but for now I just use water

  2. GLad to see all these options! the solution i use now has tea tree oil and the smell is about all i can take. im glad there are some other options that work just as well. thanks for sharing this!

  3. What a unique and awesome post! I will have to pin this for sure! The Almond ‘n’ Chamomile sounds awesome, can’t wait to try these!

  4. I usually just use water, but the basic recipe sounds simple enough and good for those messy diaper changes when you need a little more than just water.

  5. I tried the cube recipe and it was a mess!! :( I couldn’t get the soap to melt properly. I used castile soap, 2 Tbsp coconut oil, and 1 tbsp olive oil. Thoughts?

    • Megan,
      I made a note in the How To link for the cubes. People did have trouble with the castile soap. I have personally never done the recipe with it. I use glycerine soap instead ;-)

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