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Essential oils may well be the ultimate gift from nature. Made from the aromatic essences of plants, they have a remarkable ability to affect a person's well-being.
Essential oils have become increasingly popular for their use in conjunction with cloth diapers and related accessories. Do you know what essential oils are? Basically they are pure plant distillates and extracts derived from the flowers, leaves, stems, berries, rinds, resins, or roots of plants. These oils are the essence of the plant's smell. Essential oils have long been used in folk medicine and aromatherapy for their many healing qualities.
So how can they be used in diapering?
In the Wash...
If your diapers smell even after cleaning try adding vinegar to your rinse water and an additional hot rinse. Also add a few drops of tea tree oil to the rinse to disinfectant and enjoy the pleasant aroma your diapers will now be left with. Just be careful as some natural oils can cause build-up if used too much.
With Baby Wipes...
There are many ways you can incorporate sweet smelling and often disinfectant essential oils into your diaper wipes by making your own solution. I like to use 2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of baby shampoo, 2 tablespoons of baby lotion (I heat the water to melt the lotion), and a couple drops of tea tree oil.
In the Diaper Pail...
You can put a few drops of tea tree oil or lavender on the patch of fabric in your Wahmies Pail Liner or on a washcloth and place it at the bottom of the pail to control odors. Essential oils are remarkably effective in eliminating odors.
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