Learn how to make DIY baby wash. It is so simple and you only need a couple ingredients like castile soap, vegetable glycerin and coconut oil. After you see just how simple it is to make all natural baby wash, you’ll never want to waste money on expensive store-bought brands again!
When it comes to caring for babies, I’m a real stickler for making sure the ingredients are safe and natural. Heck, when you read the ingredients on most things anymore, you can’t even pronounce them! it of 6 kids, my last 3 have had really sensitive skin. I started buying the most natural scent free baby wash and lotions I could find, but those things aren’t exactly budget friendly, you know.
The last few years, I’ve started making my own toiletries for my family, as well as baby care items. Its so much easier and less expensive than you’d think! I can whip up enough DIY baby wash for 6 months in a few minutes and for only a few dollars. And you can too!
You have to give this all natural homemade baby lotion a try.
You can scent this DIY baby wash with gentle essential oils or just leave it scent free for babies with very sensitive skin. That’s the great thing about making these things from scratch: you can customize them however you want!
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Why Make DIY Baby Wash
Its All Natural
Store-bought baby wash can contain toxins, preservatives and fragrances that are not safe to use on new baby skin.
Artificial fragrances can lead to allergies and cause inflammation in the sinuses linked to respiratory infections and colds.
Each of the simple ingredients in this DIY baby wash are all natural and safe to use on newborns.
Its Way Cheaper
When you’re shopping for a natural baby wash in the store, you’re probably going to freak out a bit when you see the cost! Its not cheap! Luckily, this baby wash recipe costs a few dollars to make enough baby wash to last months and months!
5 minutes. That’s all it takes to make your own baby wash! No fancy equipment needed! just add the 4 ingredients to a container, shake and use.
What You Need to Make DIY Baby Wash
- Unscented Castile Soap – castile soap is a gentle soap that can be used on the most sensitive skin types. Its perfect for DIY baby wash since it doesn’t have any added fragrances or chemicals that can irritate your baby’s skin.
- Vegetable Glycerin – glycerin is a natural moisturizer that adds thickness to the baby wash and helps it to lather up and get foamy.
- Sweet Almond Oil – has healing properties that make it helpful with baby acne and eczema. Jojoba oil is a good substitute if that’s what you have on hand.
- Aloe Vera Gel – helps moisturize baby’s skin and can clear up eczema and baby acne.
- Essential Oils – for babies its important to choose essential oils that are very gentle since little ones can easily have a bad reaction to certain scents. If your baby has very sensitive skin, just leave the essential oils out completely. This is the brand I like to use.
- Foaming Soap Container – if you prefer to use a glass container and have mason jars on hand, these foaming soap lids come in handy for so many different DIY toiletries!
Which Essential Oils Are Safe To Use On Babies’ Skin?
Certain oils are safe to use on your baby’s skin, but always make sure to heavily dilute essential oils with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, almond oil or coconut oil.
Is It Easy To Make DIY Baby Wash?
It takes 5 minutes and 4 ingredients to whip up a batch of DIY baby wash that can last up to 6 months!
Is This DIY Baby Wash Tear Free?
Castile soap is all natural and safe to use on babies but unfortunately it isn’t tear free. Just avoid getting suds in your little one’s eyes. If you do accidentally get a bit into their eyes, just rinse with clear water or wipe with a wet washcloth.
How Long Does DIY Baby Wash Last?
Homemade baby wash can last up to 6 months if it is made without added water. Adding water, even distilled water, can allow bacteria to grow in the baby wash.
If you do want to add water to dilute the baby wash, just know that it will only last about 2 weeks.
Does This Homemade Baby Wash Help With Eczema?
This baby wash recipe calls for aloe vera gel and sweet almond oil, both of these ingredients naturally moisturize and help gently clear up eczema and baby acne.
How To Make DIY Baby Wash
- In a pint sized mason jar or a foaming soap dispenser, mix all of the ingredients.
- Shake or stir well to combine.
Store homemade baby wash in a sealed container for up to 6 months, or up to 2 weeks if diluted with water.
Squirt a small amount of DIY baby wash onto wet hands and apply to your baby’s skin and hair. This baby wash isn’t tear free, so avoid getting in the eyes.
Jojoba oil can be substituted for the almond oil.
The aloe vera gel is optional if you want to leave it out.
Leave out the essential oils if your baby has very sensitive skin.
Not Enough Suds
You may not get as many bubbles when you use this baby wash if your water is too hard. Even without the extra suds, DIY baby wash works just fine.
More DIY Ideas For You:
If you liked this recipe, I think you’ll really enjoy these other homemade toiletries on the blog!
- All Natural Baby Lotion
- Homemade Honey Oatmeal Soap – With Pink Clay
- DIY Strawberry Lip Balm
- Homemade Orange Blossom Face Wash
- Handmade Orange Lip Balm
I hope you love this homemade baby wash recipe! If you make it, I’d love for you to come back and leave a comment and rating so that I know how you like it!
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