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Anti-fungal Baby Wipes Millie Fodor
1/2 c. distilled water
1 tsp. vinegar
1/4 c. aloe vera gel
1 TBS. calendula oil
1 drop lavender essential
1 drop tea tree essential oil

I made these wipes because I wanted something to gently discourage yeast diaper rashes. The vinegar and essential oils discourage yeast growth which means you shouldn't have too much trouble with these wipes getting moldy.

To prepare, use a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Pour all your ingredients in, cover the jar and shake to blend the ingredients. Place your wipes in a container and pour on enough solution to moisten them. Store any extra solution in the fridge. It should stay fresh for a long time especially if you used distilled water.

I use blue shop towels for my wipes. I cut them into quarters and place them in a recycled baby wipe container. You can also use wash clothes or flannel clothes. See Lisa's Recipes for more ideas.

If a baby had a really red, raw diaper rash you might not want to use these wipes as vinegar may cause a burning sensation. So far I've had no problems. Let me know if you try these and what you think!


Heavenly Baby Massage Oil Millie Fodor
4 ounces of oil (olive, almond, apricot, or sunflower)
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops orange essential oil

Pour your ingredients right into the bottle your going to use to dispense the massage oils. Just give a good shake to blend the oils and you're all set. If you want a truly heavenly oil use rose essential oil in place of lavender and orange.


Calendula Baby Oil Millie Fodor
8 ounces of oil (olive, almond, apricot, or sunflower)
1 ounce calendula flowers

Place the oil and calendula flowers in a crock pot on low temperature for about 4 hours to extract the beneficial properties of the calendula into the oil. Check very carefully that your oil is not getting to hot! Allow the oil to cool and then strain it using cheese cloth or a gauze diaper.

You can add a few drops of essential oils if you like. Try 5-10 drops each of orange and lavender or chamomile. For the ultimate luxury use rose essential oil

Calendula is healing and soothing to the skin. It is excellent for massaging your babies! Calendula oil is also good for helping prevent the over-growth of yeast in the diaper area.

See my instructions on salve making for alternative preparation methods of herbal oils.

Baby Wipes: by Lisa
1/8c or less of vegetable oil (apricot or sunflower)
1/8c or less of baby shampoo
1 1/2 - 2 cups water
8 drops of lavender oil (antibacterial and for scent)
5 drops of tea tree oil (optional - supposed to help reduce mold)

Directions: Mix vegetable oil and essential oils. Shake oils with water. Gently mix in baby shampoo. Pour over a half-length roll of paper towels with the cardboard removed in some kind of plastic container. Dispense from the inside of the roll. Original recipe is for 1/4 c each of oil and shampoo and Bounty towels. I use Scott shop towels which are more durable, and they fit (barely) into a Diaperene container and dispense nicely from the center pull hole!

The Original Recipe for Wipes: by Lisa
1/2 roll of paper towels (cut in half to make short rolls)
1/8-1/4 c. baby shampoo
1/8-1/4 c. vegetable oil (apricot or sunflower)
2 cups lukewarm water
1 plastic container that the rolls fit in

Favorite paper towels are Viva, Bounty, or Scott shop towels. Remove the cardboard from the center of the roll. I use a little bit less that what it calls for. Mix the liquid ingredients together. Put one half roll of paper towels in a container and pour liquid mixture over it. Wipes will easily dispense from the center of roll. I found that a old Diaparene container will (just barely) fit a roll of Scott shop towels. The liquid should be reduced to about 1.5 cups for these smaller rolls.

Teething Gel Millie Fodor
1 ounce pure vegetable glycerin
2 drops essential oil of clove

Add one drop of clove to your glycerin and shake it until it is well blended. Test it on yourself to make sure it is not too strong before adding another drop. For a young baby I use 2 drops. You could use vegetable oil instead of glycerin if you want. Glycerin is very sweet so it makes the remedy a bit more appealing.


Baby Salve Millie Fodor
1 part St. John's Wort
2 part Calendula
1 part Comfrey leaf
1 part Comfrey root
1 part Plantain
Olive Oil
Beeswax .
Vitamin E

Directions for making salves.


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