DIY Baby Skin Freshener

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

I’m too picky about products I buy for my daughter. Since day 1, I would buy the best in the market which usually means the most pricy. It took me a few before I got to find the best and gentlest one. I started with the 6oz bottle. This did not last long as I used to spray on my daughter‘s diaper area, so I switched to the 25oz bottle with a pump which was 3x the price. Well, even her diaper area is valuable to me, so yes, I would totally get it!

With a child with multiple disabilities staying in diaper for 5 years now, and a super sensitive skin, it has always been so hard to keep her skin healthy and rash-free. I tried literally everything recommended, like all types of ointments known, even baby oil, aiming to keep her skin isolated. Still, no!

A few months ago, after researching the best natural products for skin when I came across that skin freshener again. I then thought of making my own blend!

It’s been a great experience. For with each diaper change I would apply it, leaving her skin smell great, soft, and rash free! It also makes it easier to wipe off “stuff”.

The recipe is quite easy:

1cup pre-boiled water

1oz Witch Hazel

1tbsp fractionated coconut oil or almond oil

10 drops lavender oil

5 drops tea tree oil

5 drops sweet orange (optional)

Now with each use shake the bottle, spray the diaper area, let it sit for like a minute and wipe off the residue, or just let it air dry, then put the diaper on!

You may use this on the baby/child’s skin. It’s all natural and safe, as long as you’re not over-adding oils.

Coconut and Lavender Oils


***The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition***

Essential oil disclaimer: This recipe uses what are generally considered safe essential oils, but please keep in mind that while completely natural, all essential oils are powerful plant compounds that you and your family (including your pets) might have a reaction to. Never use essential oils undiluted or take essential oils internally (diluted or undiluted) without the guidance of a professional, and always read up about the possible side effects of each type of oil before you use it. Avoid the use of essential oils (diluted or undiluted) during the first trimester of pregnancy, on small babies, and on anyone with severe allergies to the plants the oils are derived from. And if you see any reactions in yourself, your family, or your pets, stop use of your essential oil products immediately and contact a medical professional.


When using essential oils, be careful and read the instructions on the label. Misusing essential oils could be harmful.

The topical application of essential oils may prove to be extra beneficial because the transdermal properties of the oil permeate your skin and enter your bloodstream faster. Your olfactory nerve receptors also sense the smell and send signals to your brain.

However, before topical application, you should patch test oils on your skin by rubbing a small drop on the inside of your wrist and letting it sit for 24 hours. If there is no reaction within this time, the essential oil may be safe for you to use. Patch test essential oils every time before using them on children. We do not recommend using essential oils on babies younger than one-year-old.

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