Almost immediately after my son was born – 2 1/2 years ago – I started experimenting with homemade butt spray recipes. Besides the disposable wipes being wasteful, they never seemed to be moist enough to really clean my son’s bottom. Sure, I could wipe the poo around and wipe most of it off, but the butt didn’t seem clean to my standards. Would I eat off of that bottom? No way.
With my butt wipe spray it’s more like washing his butt, leaving it totally kissable without being worried about getting poop on my lips.
Another amazing thing? My baby boy has only had about 4 bouts of diaper rash ever! That really lowers everyone’s misery levels here. No ouchy butt for the little boy and no feeling like a terrible mother (for letting her son get diaper rash) for me!
Including water (and who really counts water as an ingredient??) this recipe has 4 ingredients…so really it’s 3 ingredients if you ask me. Here it is:
- 2 cups Water
- 2-3 drops Tea Tree Oil
- 2 Tbsp Almond Oil (I use Olive Oil sometimes too)
- 2 Tbsp Shampoo (I use Avalon Organics lavender scent, just choose something with low toxicity)
- Mix everything together in a quart mason jar or other container. Swirl it around, don't shake it or you'll just end up with a ton of foam.
- Pour the solution into a spray bottle - use a funnel if you're pouring challenged like I am - and you're ready to spray some butts!
- Something I always try to do when making this is measure and mix in the oil before I do the shampoo; the oil on the measuring spoon will help the shampoo slide right off the spoon so it's a little more neat and tidy.
I give my son’s butt 3-4 sprays and then I also spray my reusable butt wipes (check out my reusable wipes post) and then get to work. I’ve read that tea tree oil is an antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and has antiseptic qualities. That’s pretty cool, plus it has a nice, fresh scent.
Give it a try and let me know how it goes! Do you have any anti-diaper rash tips? I’d like to hope my son is almost ready for potty training, but until then I’d love to add some new ideas to my arsenal.