This DIY baby wash is a healthy alternative to wash your baby’s skin with and is a simple solution that only contains natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals.
Many times artificial fragrances can irritate the sensitive skin of your little one. Not long after my baby girl was born, I realized that her her skin was reacting to the synthetic fragrance in our store-bought baby wash and needed extra care. Thankfully, I had just started making our own hand soaps and personal care products so I had a bottle of castile soap on hand to make my own natural baby wash.
I find that DIY recipes are so much fun and leave you with a sense of accomplishment. If you have never made your own skin care products or soaps, don’t worry! This is a great place to start because it is so simple and forgiving. It’s not hard work and you can’t mess it up.
What items are necessary to make your own natural baby wash?
All you will need for this very simple diy recipe is…
Any hand soap dispenser will do, but the foaming one is the best because this is a castile-based soap. Some castile soaps come with a foaming agent ingredient added and some don’t.
If your are like me and don’t want the worry of synthetic foaming agents, this foaming pump creates foam without needing that extra ingredient.
If you are planning to keep it in the shower, you might want this plastic one instead of the glass mason jar just to be safe.
What are the ingredients of a simple baby wash?
1/4 cup Castile Soap – Dr. Bronner Castile Soap is the best brand of natural castile soap and the essential ingredient of this soap. I have tried a cheaper off brand to try and save a few pennies, but it wasn’t worth it. It smelled a little weird so I stick with Dr. Bronners. The recommended her is an unscented one, but you can also get ones that have essential oils added in already like lavender, rose, or even peppermint.
1 cup warm Water – Warm water helps the Castile Soap dissolve better.
So that you know exactly what you are dealing with, here are the ingredients of castile soap…
- Organic Coconut Oil
- Potassium Hydroxide
- Organic Palm Kernel Oil
- Organic Olive Oil
- Organic Hemp Seed Oil
- Organic Jojoba Oil
- Citric Acid
- Essential Oils – Add a few drops of your favorite scent or omit this step if you prefer it to be scent free.
- Vegetable Glycerin – This helps moisturize your skin to avoid dry skin.
How do you make natural body wash for babies?
Here are the instructions to make your own baby wash.
- Remove the lid to the foaming soap dispenser and rinse it out.
- Add 1/4 cup castile soap to the pump.
- Add about 1/4 cup warm water to the soap.
- Stir until the soap has dissolved.
- Add the remaining amount of warm water.
- Stir a few times to make sure everything is properly mixed together.
- Screw the lid back on and pump a few times to get some soap out.
- This works well if you want to make your own baby shampoo. It gets your baby’s hair just as clean as other baby products.
- Maybe you ran out of time or are too busy to get everything together to put everything together. I have a little secret for you. You can also add the a teaspoon or so of the castile soap straight into the bath water.
- Don’t use straight castile soap on your baby! Castile soap is a gentle liquid soap, but it still needs to be diluted.
- This recipe is perfect for older children as well as babies. In fact, have you ever considered switching your household from using commercial products to more natural options?
This is a simple baby wash recipe. Feel free to add your favorite essential oil and enjoy your own natural homemade baby wash!
Let me know in the comments below if you try this recipe or if you have made any other baby products like homemade baby wipes. I would love your recommendations so I can try new experiments!
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- 1/4 Cup Castile Soap
- 1 Cup Warm Water
Remove the lid to the foaming soap dispenser and rinse it out.
Add 1/4 cup castile soap to the pump.
Add about 1/4 cup warm water to the soap.
Stir until the soap has dissolved.
Add the remaining amount of warm water.
Stir a few times to make sure everything is properly mixed together.
Screw the lid back on and pump a few times to get some soap out.
This works well if you want to make your own baby shampoo. It gets your baby's hair just as clean as other baby products.
You can also add the a teaspoon or so of the castile soap straight into the bath water.
Don't use straight castile soap on your baby! Castile soap is a gentle liquid soap, but it still needs to be diluted.
This recipe is perfect for older children as well as babies.