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Old 11-20-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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wipe solutions- no lavender or tea tree oil

any ideas?

anyone use rose water? if you do, where do you get it?

(I use prefolds now, so I'm more flexible. I also use a small spray bottle- I don't soak my wipes.)

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
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I have found without an antibactial in it (tto) the wipes smell musty fast.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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Re: wipe solutions- no lavender or tea tree oil

I get the packets meant for neti pots, with sea salt and baking soda. Very effective against funny smells and, given that it's gentle enough to pour into your nose, you can bet it's safe for even the most tender skin.

My other logic on trying this was taking care of a chemo patient, the nurse told us that water actually dehydrates ... adding salt and baking soda to water (for a mouth rinse in that case) was the best way to keep the skin inside the mouth feeling moist and happy and healthy.

I love essential oils, but they are a medicine, so even if it doesn't seem harmful, I prefer to look for effective choices that have an even smaller chance of creating a reaction of any kind. Reactions to essential oils don't always come out in the skin, either -- ours appear as a cough and runny nose.
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Re: wipe solutions- no lavender or tea tree oil

I just use water and a drop or two of baby shampoo and keep in a spray bottle.
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I just use water and a drop or two of baby shampoo and keep in a spray bottle.
Yeah that.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:46 PM   #6
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I get the packets meant for neti pots, with sea salt and baking soda. Very effective against funny smells and, given that it's gentle enough to pour into your nose, you can bet it's safe for even the most tender skin.

My other logic on trying this was taking care of a chemo patient, the nurse told us that water actually dehydrates ... adding salt and baking soda to water (for a mouth rinse in that case) was the best way to keep the skin inside the mouth feeling moist and happy and healthy.

I love essential oils, but they are a medicine, so even if it doesn't seem harmful, I prefer to look for effective choices that have an even smaller chance of creating a reaction of any kind. Reactions to essential oils don't always come out in the skin, either -- ours appear as a cough and runny nose.
Great idea! I will be trying this...
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:08 PM   #7
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Re: wipe solutions- no lavender or tea tree oil

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I get the packets meant for neti pots, with sea salt and baking soda. Very effective against funny smells and, given that it's gentle enough to pour into your nose, you can bet it's safe for even the most tender skin.

My other logic on trying this was taking care of a chemo patient, the nurse told us that water actually dehydrates ... adding salt and baking soda to water (for a mouth rinse in that case) was the best way to keep the skin inside the mouth feeling moist and happy and healthy.

I love essential oils, but they are a medicine, so even if it doesn't seem harmful, I prefer to look for effective choices that have an even smaller chance of creating a reaction of any kind. Reactions to essential oils don't always come out in the skin, either -- ours appear as a cough and runny nose.

Great advice/ idea!! thanks!! Hadn't heard this one- will be trying!! (just read it again and love the concept even more)

And thanks to all I just use water (a papertowel and olive oil soap clean up once a day or when needed) but would like something like above or the babywash to add in sometimes... thanks!
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:23 PM   #8
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I used distiller water with a little coconut oil, splash of witch hazel and a few drops of dr. Bronners baby mild unscented. Works great in a wipes warmer. I've never had a musty smell. If I wasn't using a warmer I would omit the coconut oil.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:36 PM   #9
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Re: wipe solutions- no lavender or tea tree oil

I use camomile tea as my water base. I add to that a splash of baby soap.
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