Making Your Own Eco-Friendly & Non-Toxic Baby Items

Are you excited to buy baby products for your child but worried about toxic materials and the high cost? No need to worry about it anymore because you can make your own eco-friendly baby products that will last you a long time. Moreover, you will always cherish the experience and feel connected with the products, as you made them yourself with your creativity. Some products can even be used for adults, as they’re so convenient and universal, for example, organic lotions, teething creams, etc. So without further ado, let’s explore how to go about making your own baby products. 

Why Make Your Own Organic Baby Products?

Making your own baby products is a fun experience that has many benefits for the baby, the parent, and the environment. For instance: 

  • Healthier ingredients with no or very minimal side effects  
  • Customizable according to your preference 
  • Cost-effective as compared to commercial products 
  • Enhance your skills and spread awareness about the importance of a sustainable lifestyle 
  • Reusable, hence eco-friendly, as they minimize the carbon footprint 
  • A memorable experience that can help the family bond
  • Enhances your skills and creativity

Overall, using homemade products for your baby means providing safe, high-quality, effective, eco-friendly, and natural products that will not cause harm to wellbeing. 

Organic Baby Products You Can Make At Home

Eco-friendly products are always the better alternative, whether you’re using them for yourself or your baby. They are free of any harmful chemicals and work effectively. However, be sure to consult your doctor before using any new product for your baby. Here is a list of some necessities you can make organically:

Natural Laundry Detergent: If you don’t have the time to make this at home, you can buy it online, as there are many options available. The DIY version would include mixing 16 cups of baking soda, 8 cups of soap flakes, 12 cups of Borax and 3 tablespoons of your favorite essential oil. Just mix these together, store them in airtight packaging, and viola! You have your very own homemade detergent that is safe for washing your baby’s clothes. Here are some more tips on washing baby clothes.

Organic Baby Wipes: To make your very own organic baby wipes, you will need to cut strips of cloth equally, which you can reuse by washing them again. Simply soak these and store in a mixture of a quarter cup aloe vera juice, 2 drops of tea tree oil, a quarter cup water, and 4 drops of lavender essential oil.

Organic Baby Food: Natural and organic baby food is really beneficial for your baby’s health. However, buying ready-made organic baby food from the market may be costly in the long run. Why not try making organic baby food yourself? If you are afraid that you might not be a good cook or are short of time, fret not! You can find many easy-to-make recipes online, but our personal favorite is the sweet potato pure

Homemade Diapers: Spending huge amounts on commercially branded diapers can put a dent in your pockets and as well negatively affect the environment. A more eco-friendly alternative could be to use homemade diapers made from cloth and thus are washable and reusable. Organic Cotton isn’t the only option. You can even try bamboo fiber, as it’s a great absorbent and antibacterial.  

Organic Baby Soap: Surprisingly, babies don’t need a lot of soap, so you can use it accordingly. You can find many varieties of organic soaps in the market. Alternatively, you can also find many DIY recipes online for organic soaps. If you are looking for an inexpensive organic baby soap, ditch investing in fancy molds; simply use containers that seem like the right size. Here are a few easy-to-follow recipes for organic soaps

Organic Baby Powder: Commercial baby powders include ingredients like silicon and magnesium that can be detrimental to your baby’s health. It is recommended to make your own baby powder. A simple recipe includes adding a few drops of essential oils in natural corn flour and then leaving it to dry for a few days. When it’s completely dry, it is ready to use. Just store it in a suitable container that can be handy whenever you require the powder. 

Organic Baby Lotion: Moisturizing your baby’s skin is necessary to keep it soft and reduce any dryness. Commercial baby lotions may have chemicals like artificial scents that can irritate your baby’s skin. Coconut oil is a natural and effective alternative to keep skin hydrated. You can even simply apply raw coconut oil, especially on areas that are dry, and see the wonders. It is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and super moisturizing!

Homemade Teething Cream: DIY teething cream isn’t only soothing but even edible, so there is no harm if your baby accidentally swallows some. Simply whip a quarter cup of coconut oil, 12 drops of clove essential oil, and a quarter cup of cocoa butter. Massage this concoction on your baby’s gums and find instant relief. You can even use it on yourself if you’re experiencing toothaches. 

Homemade Baby Oil: Commercial baby oils are mostly full of fragrances and petroleum-based, which can irritate the skin. The best alternative is natural oils, both for yourself and your baby. DIY baby oils can be made with avocado oil, oat extract, sunflower oil, and rice bran oil. 

Final Thoughts

Making your own baby products means ensuring and prioritizing your baby’s health, as well as the environment. Spread this knowledge to other parents and benefit society, as well as the planet. Organic products are always a healthier alternative and can be cost-effective when done at home.

You have the liberty of customization by choosing your preferred ingredients within your budget. So, save money, have fun, enhance your skills, and protect the environment at the same time! 

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