Fit Mommy Hacks
Make Your Own...
Ingredient lists can be SCARY sometimes. Especially when it comes to our baby products.
The first time I read the label on a popular brand of baby wipes, I was astonished at the amount of chemicals and harmful preservatives. Keeping ingredients simple and easy is always better in my books.
What if I told you you could make your own baby wipes with just 4 ingredients!? AND best of all, in only 10 minutes max!
I've played around with a few recipes, but this is my favourite.
2 cups of boiled water (warm when handled)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of Arbonne Baby Wash
Heavy duty paper towel roll (unfortunately the cheap stuff doesn't work!!)
1 used baby wipe container or resuable wipe warmer
- Boil two cups of water and let cool in a glass bowl.
- While water is hot, mix coconut oil and Arbonne Baby Hair and Body wash into the bowl.
- Cut paper towel roll in half (or into thirds depending on your containter size).
- Place roll into container.
- Pour warm mixture evenly over entire roll.
- Close lid and tilt from side to side to ensure coverage.
- Open lid and remove cardboard roll, while pulling the inside paper sheet up towards you.
-Pull paper sheet through the hole of your containers lid.
- Close lid shut and voila! Your own home-made baby wipes!
Make Your Own...
Can't find washing soda in your local grocery store? No problem. You can make your own from baking soda.
Pour a thick layer of baking soda onto a baking pan or dish and bake at 400 degrees for about an hour. Be sure to mix it around a few times within the hour. It should be a grainy texture when complete. Store extra in a sealed container or jar once cooled.
4 gallons hot water
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
2 tablespoon of Arbonne Baby Wash or a few drops of your favourite scent - essential oil (both optional)
- put hot water into a 5 gallon bucket (I use a clean diaper pail)
- stir in washing soda and borax until completely dissolved
- cover and leave over night
- add Arbonne baby soap or essential oil in the morning for a fresh scent.
- pour into old laundry jugs or mason jars
- use 1/2 cup to a cup per load.