7 DIY Non-Toxic Baby Products

7 DIY Non-Toxic Baby Products

When you’re planning a pregnancy — like I am — you’ve got a lot of time to think ahead. Recently, I started wondering how to avoid exposing my future baby to the unnecessary ingredients in many store-bought baby products without breaking the bank on the more expensive organic alternatives. Always one to go back to the basics whenever possible, I spent this past weekend looking into homemade options for the most common baby products on the market. And I’m happy to report that there are some really great recipes out there for making your own, chemical-free baby lotions and potions — including baby wipes and diaper-rash treatments.

So I spent Sunday mixing and measuring to find out if the recipes were all they’re cracked up to be. Turns out, not only are they outrageously easy to make, but these homemade baby products were fun to make — and they smell amazing.

You don’t have to be a domestic goddess with tons of extra time on your hands to conquer these 7 easy DIY Non-Toxic Baby Products. Check them out after the jump!

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  • Baby Powder 1 of 7
    Baby Powder
    You can very simply make your own talc-free powder by combining 10 to 15 drops of an essential oil of your choice to corn starch, and mixing well in a blender.
    Source: The Smart Mama
    Photo: Enokson
  • Diaper Rash Ointment 2 of 7
    Diaper Rash Ointment
    To treat diaper rash naturally, combine equal parts water and apple cider vinegar, which fights germs and bacteria. You can also use straight-up coconut oil to treat diaper rash.
    Source: Simple Homemade
    Photo: 123RF Stock Photo
  • Baby Shampoo 3 of 7
    Baby Shampoo
    Sweet and simple way to make your own chemical-free baby shampoo: Boil 12 ounces of water and allow to cool for 10 minutes; add 4 tablespoons of Castile soap flakes and allow to dissolve while stirring; add 1 to 2 drops of lavender essential oil -- and voila! -- you've got homemade baby shampoo.
    Source: eHow Style
    Photo: Honza Soukup
  • Cradle Cap Treatment 4 of 7
    Cradle Cap Treatment
    You can rid your baby's head of cradle cap by rubbing it with sesame, olive, or coconut oil and leaving it on for a few hours. After shampooing it with your newly made baby shampoo, the softened cradle cap will flake off easily.
    Source: Simple Homemade
    Photo: 123RF Stock Photo
  • Baby Oil 5 of 7
    Baby Oil
    There are numerous ways you can make your own baby oil, but the easiest is to add 3 capsules of vitamin E and a few drops of lavender essential oil to 6 ounces of almond oil, which creates an oil that is both antimicrobial and antibacterial.
    Source: Organic Authority
    Photo: Nerissa's Ring
  • Baby Wipes 6 of 7
    Baby Wipes
    Homemade baby wipes can be made from any soft cotton fabric you have, such as old flannel pajamas. To make your own solution for the wipes, simply combine 1 teaspoon of almond oil, 1 tablespoon of Dr. Bronner's liquid castile soap, 1 teaspoon of 100% aloe vera gel, and 1 cup of water. You can store the solution in a bottle to spray the wipes, or in a container to dip the wipes in.
    Source: Zany Zebra: Naturally Extraordinary
    Photo: 123RF Stock Photo
  • Baby Lotion 7 of 7
    Baby Lotion
    Homemade baby lotion is the most difficult of these baby products to make, but do not fear: You can do it! Mix 1 and 1/2 cup aloe vera gel, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons each of lanolin and vitamin E oil in a blender. Melt 1/3 cup of coconut oil with 1 ounce pure, filtered beeswax. Stir 3/4 cup camelina oil into coconut oil/beeswax mixture. Pour mixture into blender, add 2 tablespoons of lavender powder and 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of chamomile powder, and blend gently in short bursts. Pour the lotion into dispenser while it's still warm. It sounds like a lot, but this recipe makes a really lovely lotion!
    Source: From Nature, With Love
    Photo: 123RF Stock Photo

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