It is hard to fathom but yes, products made for babies can be chemical-laden and not healthy at all. Babies are still building their immune system and going natural is really the way to go. It’s the way to go for all of us, indeed.
When Amber Sawyer, a Yoga and Meditation teacher/facilitator and an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, shared with us what she packs for her travels, our ears perked up at homemade baby wipes. That’s right! Homemade natural eco-friendly wipes. And it is way easier than you may think.
What you need to make your own (baby) wipes
* a pouch
* organic cotton wipes**
* 1 tbsp coconut oil
* 1 tbsp aloe Vera
* 1 tbsp witch hazel
* 1 tsp grape seed extract
* about 300ml water
Simply fold up the cotton wipes in the little pouch and pour enough of the liquid mixture to get the wipes wet. Enjoy!
** Amber sewed her organic cotton wipes and has been using them since her daughter Aya was born in 2015 . You can buy ready-made ones or made your own from organic cotton cloth from the scrap/odd ends bins. Or recycle/upcycle items from your own wardrobe.
Why choose organic cotton?
Cotton is a beautiful natural material that is far superior to synthetics. If you love cotton, opt for fair trade cotton. It is a thirsty crop so healthy alternatives include hemp which has been used for thousands of years for clothing and requires less water and energy.
The majority of the world’s cotton crops end up in our clothes and more pesticides are used for cotton than for any other crop. Cotton is one of the most intensively farmed with pesticides. Going organic ensures better health for the farmers, environment, you, and your family.
For more interesting information and statistics, check out The World Counts.