Homemade Baby Soap Recipes?

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April 25, 2004

I have purchased grapeseed oil, vegetable glycerine, jojoba oil, vitamin e, aloe vera, sweet almond oil and essential oils of lavender and sweet orange. I intend to make a baby wash but do not know exactly what quantities of each to put into it.

Please could you supply a recipe on your website using these ingredients.

Emma from Perth, Western Australia


By Faye (Guest Post)
April 26, 20040 found this helpful

I found this on a website (don't remember where) & saved it for future use.
Hope this helps.

Tips for Moms

If you are the mom of a little one in diapers here is an idea that has saved me lots of money. Make your own baby wipes. My son has sensitive skin and we have not had a problem in his diaper area since I started using these.


Buy a roll of the good paper towels, cut them in half to make two small rolls.
Place one half in a gallon zip top bag. Mix together 1 oz. Baby Oil and 1 oz. Baby Wash into 2 cups of very warm water. Pour over the paper towels in the bag.
Zip the top closed and turn several times until all the liquid is absorbed. Pull the cardboard tube out and this way you can pull the wipes from the center. Very handy and will save you tons of money!

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By Amy (Guest Post)
April 27, 20040 found this helpful

Here's a little easier solution for both of you! I've used your formula, Cheryl, but this one seems to "sour" less quickly:

1T Baby lotion
1T Baby oil
2T Baby wash
2c hot water

Mix until lotion is dissolved and pour over:

1 roll of Bounty Select-a-size cut in half (a little bit easier size to handle) that is placed in a 2qt Rubermaid canister. Don't put the lid on completely until it has cooled.


Pull out the center tube and use wipes from the center.

Hope this helps!


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By Emma, Perth western Australia (Guest Post)
April 27, 20040 found this helpful

thanks for your ideas however i only intend to use vegetable and fruit based aromatherapy products and nothing containing petrochemicals. It is intended for putting in the bath as a wash only. Any more ideas! Thanks to those who responded.

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By Robert Goodman (Guest Post)
February 19, 20050 found this helpful

"I have purchased grapeseed oil, vegetable glycerine, jojoba oil, vitamin e, aloe vera, sweet almond oil and essential oils of lavender and sweet orange. I intend to make a baby wash but do not know exactly what quantities of each to put into it.

Trouble is, you have nothing there (aside from the glycerine & aloe) that'll dissolve in water! The oils would need emulsifiers just to disperse in water. And you have nothing in there with any cleaning properties used in conjunction with water.


You could make an oily mix to use as a wipe-off cleaner, but later you specified "It is intended for putting in the bath as a wash only."

If you want a wash product, it would need either soap or something like soap in it. They're not all petrochemicals, as you specified you don't want. There are many resources available for you to learn to make soap, if that's what you want.

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By Ashley (Guest Post)
January 23, 20060 found this helpful

Im looking for an easy to make homemade mild baby wash. I dont want it to be to expensive, good for the baby at the same time..All natural. Thanks

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By Susan (Guest Post)
January 23, 20080 found this helpful

Hi,You can make a nice baby wash by using your lovely base oils and a few drops of essential oils(VERY few for babies or none for safety sake.)mix your base oils together in any amount and combination then add the same amount of a good mild organic liquid soap.....more or less to suit you..mix gently and voala!!baby wash

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January 3, 2010

I would like to know how to make baby soap which is very safe for babies.



January 4, 20100 found this helpful

Make Natural Baby Soap with these Easy Organic Soap Making Instructions


You can easily make natural baby soap using an organic soap making base and adding 100% organic essential oils. Did you know that most baby soaps on the market are full of chemicals and synthetic petroleum based ingredients? Anything that lists "fragrance" as an ingredient is a synthetic. Even soaps that boast "all natural" are often not what they seem.
True all natural baby soap with organic soap making ingredients are available, but they are pricey! Here are instructions for making organic baby soap using the melt and pour technique. No, this isn't truly "making soap" from scratch with lye. This is a process that is beginner friendly! No nasty lye that can burn through your skin, timers or thermometers. This is the easy way!

Please note that the soap base you use will determine if it is suitable for a child. There are palm oil, coconut oil, goat's milk, almond oil, hemp oil, etc bases available and all differ in how gentle they are. Please ask your soap base supplier for a recommendation if you are unsure.

Materials Needed: Organic soap base, which you buy and it comes in a huge block of soap. I got a 10lb organic block made up of organic coconut and palm oils. Essential oils--add 1/4 ounce per pound of base. Please read up on which essential oils are safe and unsafe for children. A mold to pour the soap in: pizza box, cardboard box, wood box, shaped molds made for soap, etc. Big pots to melt the soap in and freezer paper OR plastic cling wrap to line your mold. Use a double boiler or fake it by filling a large pot with water and putting a smaller pot inside of it for the soap to melt in. Chop up your soap block into smaller chunks so it will melt faster and evenly. Wait for the water to boil, then toss your soap chunks in your pan, COVER and turn the heat way down to very low. It can take as long as an hour to fully melt but go back and lift the lid, checking on the melting progress occasionally. You can use a spatula or a spoon to stir and to see if all the chunks have melted.

Once it is fully melted to liquid you can add your organic essential oils. Again, please read up on which essential oils are safe for a toddler before you begin. (Of course you could make this soap for yourself too!)

Line a cardboard box, mold or pizza box with freezer paper or plastic cling wrap. If using freezer paper, make sure the shiny side points towards the soap. Line it very well, overlapping so there will be no leaks. Alternatively, you can purchase cute little "soap molds" in various shapes which would be adorable for an older child or as a baby gift or as natural baby soap shower favors. Pour your soap into the lined mold and let sit until fully cooled and hardened. This usually takes at least 24 hours.

Remove block of soap from the mold and use a straightedge to mark the bars of soap that you'll cut. A simple kitchen utility knife can cut the soap bars, but please be careful when cutting. We cut loaf slabs first and then cut individual bars from the loaf.

We like to make various sizes (some square and some rectangle) and then wrap them up individually to give out as baby shower favors. Decorative papers or even unbleached parchment paper makes nice wrapping with a little raffia ribbon. Ones meant to stay in our house are simply tossed unwrapped into a wooden box with a lid to keep the scent fresh.
As you can see, 10 lbs creates a LOT of soap. Our costs per bar using this organic soap making technique with organic essential oils was around 75 cents per bar. Enjoy creating soap and remember to make some for you too! good luck.

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