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Zero-Waste Homemade Herbal Baby Wipes

Small amber mister bottle with DIY baby wipes spray next to towel

Once I reached a certain age, it seemed that the majority of my friends started having children. This exciting and pivotal time of life is often also overwhelming for new parents. Between lack of sleep and the responsibility of caring for a tiny human, most new parents need a little extra self care support from their friends and family. I love to give the gift of time—whipping up a favorite nourishing dinner recipe, helping with the (seemingly never-ending) laundry, or watching their little one so the parents can get some sweet, uninterrupted sleep.

It’s also wonderful to give natural and organic baby care gifts! For many parents, the birth of a child is a time to rethink the foods and products they consume and move towards more sustainable and healthful offerings. I love to make this homemade herbal baby wipe spray recipe and gift it along with some reusable cloth wipes, Baby’s Balm, and Botanical Baby Powder. This recipe was created by our Products Manager, Christine, for her little one, and it's been such a hit with other moms who've tried it, we thought we'd share it for our blog readers as well! 

Small mister bottle laying on side on wooden surface next to wooden spoon and lavender

Homemade Organic Herbal Baby Wipes

Whether you are making these for your baby or new parents in your life, DIY herbal baby wipes are quick and easy to make, are gentle for baby’s delicate skin, reduce waste, and cost less than disposable wipes. This recipe fits into a 16 ounce bottle and can be stored in glass or plastic screw top containers.



  1. Mix ingredients in a glass measuring cup with pour spout.
  2. Pour into a 16-ounce bottle using a stainless steel funnel.
  3. To use, decant a portion of your wipe spray blend into a 1- or 2-ounce bottle with mister.
  4. Spritz on a cloth wipe before use, or directly on baby’s bum if needed.
  5. Refrigerate extra wipe solution for later use.

Hand holding lavender essential oil dripping it into measuring cup to make DIY baby wipe spray

Hand holding baby towel in one hand and baby cleansing spray in the other to make homemade baby wipes

Pro Tips:

  • When mixing ingredients, add distilled water before the castille soap to avoid over-sudsing of your wipe solution.
  • Although it might be tempting to make larger batches of the wipe solution, smaller batches are best, as there are no preservatives in this blend.
  • Wipe solution will keep in the refrigerator for about three to four weeks, although you will probably go through it much more quickly!
  • Use old T-Shirts, flannel sheets, receiving blankets, baby washcloths, or outgrown onesies to cut into cloth wipes.


Want more diy baby care recipes? 

Learn To Make Your Own Baby Powder


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Topics: Recipes, Herbalism, Green Living


Written by Miriam on June 13, 2018

Miriam Bohondoney, blog contributor and folk herbalist born and raised on the west coast, has been studying the art and science of herbalism since childhood. Primarily self taught from books and experience, she had the good fortune to attend a year long herbalism course taught by naturopathic doctor and herbalist Dr. Sharol Tilgner. In recent years she has had the opportunity to study at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies and learn from acclaimed herbalist Howie Brounstein. In addition to writing for the Mountain Rose Herbs blog, Miriam is an avid student of aromatherapy and formulates her own natural perfume line using botanicals and pure essential oils. She is a trained pastry chef and baker. During her free time she enjoys dancing, singing, crafting alchemical potions, spending time with loved ones, and practicing Qigong.

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