I'm really excited to be sharing with the Silent Springs community about how I make my own, all-natural foaming baby wash for my son! As many of you may have heard in the news in recent years, well known manufacturers of baby personal care products have been under fire for the dangerous chemicals used in their baby bath products. Horrible, right? To avoid putting potentially harmful chemicals into my son's bath water, I make my own baby wash. It's super easy, super cheap, and super sudsy!
I'm so happy to be able to share my recipe with you in hopes that you will be able to avoid using some of those dreadful products on the market today. This would be a great thing to share with any other mommies or daddies that you know, and would even be a wonderful gift idea for a baby shower (instead of the bottles upon bottles of J&J products that typically fill the gift bags)!
You'll need to use a foaming dispenser for this, obviously. You can easily find them at some craft stores, grocery stores, chain stores, etc. The pump does a great job and giving you nice, thick suds to wash your little one, and also does a great job at making the soap last a long time. One normal sized bottle of this lasts us close to a month - and there are many days when my son needs two, even three, baths!
- ~ Dr. Bronner's Unscented Baby Mild Pure Castile Soap
- ~ Vitamin E Oil
- ~ Essentials oils of choice (I use lavender and tea tree)
- ~ In the soap bottle, combine about 1/4 cup of Dr. Bronner's, a few drops of Vitamin E Oil, and about 10 drops of essential oils. I use three drops of tea tree oil for the cleansing properties (don't use too much of this though - it can be rough on sensitive baby skin if you use too much) and seven drops of lavender oil for the yummy smell. You can, of course, forgo essential oils if you don't want any additional scent.
- ~ Fill the bottle the rest of the way up with water and close the lid. Gently mix the ingredients up.
All done! Wasn't that easy?! Even easier than wrestling a toddler into the bathtub!!
Leah blogs at Crunchy Farm Baby, where she shares her family's journey of living, growing, playing, and eating as green as possible. She lives with her husband and toddler son on a small farm in Southern PA, and enjoys designing fun, crafty items and reading in her free time.