Homemade Cloth Diaper Wipes Solution Cubes Recipe and Directions | #ClothDiapers #diy
If you’re looking to save money (and shipping time) on wipes solutions cubes, here’s a simple and cost effective way to make your own from ingredients you probably have in your own home.
- 1 Bar Unscented Castile Soap
- Coconut or Olive Oil
- Essential Oils
If you don’t have Castile Soap at home, you can pick up a bar at Whole Foods for under $4.
Grate or chop the bar of Castile Soap very finely. You’ll want to use the finest grate, as this will make the melting and melding process easier. I used a bar of Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Baby Soap.
Pour the grated soap into a saucepan over low to medium heat.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil or Olive Oil to your grated soap. In this recipe, I used Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil. Stir in incorporate the oil into the soap.
Add several drops of your choice of Essential Oil (tea tree oil, lavender oil, (whatever you’d like to use). I used Gritman Lavender Oil for this batch! You can start off by doing 3-6 drops, and add more right before you take if off the heat if you’d like more scent. (I added about 15 drops, but I love lavender! )
Add just enough water (OR if you’re really into it, chamomile tea!!) to cover the soap, oil, and essential oil mixture. This will help melt and bind the ingredients together. Don’t be alarmed, though, the water will simmer out!
Stir the mixture as much as you can. The water will begin to simmer, and the mixture will reduce down to a clumpy pasty substance. Some soaps melt better than others. With this recipe, the soap will take a lot of water and a lot of time to render down into a more clear liquid. Pasty and clumpy is fine!
After the water has simmered and evaporated out of the mixture, pour it into a heat safe bowl! If you’d like to speed up the process, make sure your bowl is freezer safe as well. You can do this one of two ways. If you pour it into a ceramic or glass bowl, you might want to line it with foil or some kind of parchment paper so that you do not have to bang your breakables to remove it. OR you can use a BPA free plastic container so that you can bang it out after it hardens!
Allow to cool on the counter or in the freezer. I like to fast track, so in the freezer they went! The lighter color you see in the above photo is the bits of soap that hardened a bit that I scraped off the sides. This is fine!
The brick will cool and harden into a light soap color like the solid bar of Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap. Cut the brick into cubes (as best you can! they don’t have to be perfect!).
Parts of it will probably crumble, and that’s ok! So you don’t waste, you can use the crumbles for your first batch of wipes solution!
You will want to use one cube per one cup of water, depending on how small you cut your cubes. Mine are about 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch x 1/4 inch (ish). If you find that it’s too much soap, add more water.
Add 1 cube to HOT water and allow to dissolve and cool. I would suggest that you use your prepared liquid solution within 24 hours. (If you use tea tree oil, it will keep a little longer.)
Store in a sealed container in a cool, dry place. Use within 6 months. If they crumble, remember, that’s fine! Just toss them in your container and use the crumbles, also!
I know this really kinda goes without saying, but please discontinue use if this irritates your baby! All babies are different!