Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tea Tree Oil

The logical wipe to use when using cloth diapers is cloth wipes. If you use disposable wipes, you have to separate them from the diaper to throw them away, and that's icky. With cloth, you just throw them in the wash with the diapers. No need for extra handling. But you need to get the cloth wipes wet so they actually do some cleaning, and just using water doesn't really seem like the best way to clean a baby's bottom. So I Googled cloth wipe solutions and came up with my own little mixture.

1 cup water
1 squirt baby wash
4-6 drops tea tree oil
1 tsp. grape seed or olive oil

After buying the tea tree oil for the wipes, I'm finding it is a miracle essential oil. It is a natural antibacterial oil, so every time I research natural cleaning and skin care products, tea tree oil seems to be included. Other uses to which I've put it include:

  • Foot lotion
  • Skin toner
  • Mold cleaner
  • Shower curtain cleaner
Next time you are looking for a new way to clean something, see if tea tree oil can help you out! 

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