What’s in your diaper bag? Diapers, wipes, extra clothes, snacks, a couple toys, last week’s lunch… The diaper bag is home to all of our on-the-go essentials. We also carry some essentials to keep us clean and sanitized on the go–things like hand sanitizer, diaper rash treatment, and lotion. What’s the difference? The products in our diaper bag are all-natural. They contain no artificial ingredients, no added fragrances, and no harsh chemicals.
Homemade, Natural Baby Wipes
I make my own wipes for a FRACTION of the cost of store-bought wipes. Plus, they’re far healthier and safer. I use them for everything–diaper changes, face, hands, even spills! Check out this post for instructions.
Hand Sanitizer Spray
No alcohol or other harsh ingredients here, and it’s easy to make! You’ll need a 1-ounce glass spray bottle, preferably cobalt or amber. Not sure where to get one? Click here. Add 3/4 tsp pure aloe vera gel and 5 drops doTERRA On Guard to the bottle. Fill with filtered water, and shake. Simply spray into your hands and rub together. On Guard is a great essential oil blend known for its disinfecting and purifying properties. Shake before each use.
Diaper Rash Treatment
I have two options here–a balm and a spray (Skin Soothe). The balm (get the recipe here) is of course awesome for use at home and on the go, but I LOVE the convenience of the spray when out and about. Plus, use the spray with every diaper change, and prevent rashes before they begin. The best part about it? It’s a great skin soother for everything from rashes to bug bites to sunburn and more! If something on your skin ails you, Skin Soothe is the way to go! Again, I use a 1-ounce glass spray bottle for this one. Add 7 drops each of melaleuca, lavender, and frankincense to your bottle. Fill the bottle halfway with fractionated coconut oil. Fill it the rest of the way with pure aloe vera juice and shake. Shake before each use. For easy application, you can also try spraying into your hands and then rubbing it on.
The best thing about using an all-natural lotion? It’s safe for use on everyone–even the youngest of babies! My recipe uses pure aloe vera gel, beeswax, and essential oils. Get the recipe here.
Switching to all-natural products for our family has been an empowering experience. Since making the switch, my son no longer has the never-ending daycare cold, and I feel great knowing I’m not putting chemicals and other harsh ingredients into his little body! Make the switch today, and see the difference for your family!