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Cloth Diapering and the Cloth Wipe 'Solution'- with an awesome giveaway to get you started

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Baby wipes. In my head, it makes sense that they should contain the gentlest ingredients on the planet since I’m rubbing them all over my baby’s perfect bottom.

And sometimes her hands and face if peanut butter was involved.

When I first switched to cloth diapers, I held onto my beloved disposable wipes. Those pre-moistened little rectangles are a mother’s personal assistant. I’ve been known to give my kids a wipe “bath” when in a pinch (You know you’ve done it too.)

 Up to this point, I had made leaps and bounds towards the green and clean way of living. Disposable baby wipes seemed pretty harmless.

The ingredient list from the “natural” (company claim), unscented line of a popular brand of baby wipes and diapers contains natural ingredients like water and aloe vera among less natural ones such as a formaldehyde releaser preservative and a cocktail of endocrine disrupters and potential allergens.

Yuck.

This information gave me the final push I needed to start using cloth wipes. I knew using just water wouldn’t be enough to really cleanse my baby’s bottom. (I’ve tried. Things get really…funky by the end of the day.)

Enter Hosie Naturals Wipe Solution.

Long before I had any association with the company, this was my first introduction to a Hosie product.

First of all, like all Hosie products, it smells DIVINE.

This is completely different than the DIY wipe solutions floating around the Internet. Most homemade solutions consist of soap and tea tree oil.

What’s wrong with tea tree oil and soap? Soap is drying to a baby’s delicate skin. Hosie Naturals wipe solution contains several oils that are moisturizing, enabling the skin to create a barrier against irritation. Although tea tree oil is a common ingredient in many natural products, we prefer to refrain from its frequent use on babies and young children.  It is potent and can be fatal if swallowed in small doses.*

Tea tree is often the antiseptic factor in homemade solutions. Instead, we use herbs and essential oils such as geranium, calendula, sweet orange, lavender and more to give the wipe solution its antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-flammatory and anti gravity properties (obviously not really the last one).  As a happy side effect, they make the wipe solution smell incredible!

I use it, obviously, to change diapers. I’ve also completely nixed the hand sanitizer in my diaper bag and I just bring my little Hosie Naturals spray bottle. I can clean little hands and faces with it. Someone in my family forgot to wear deodorant one day and spritzed a little on to freshen up. I’ve sprayed it on an icky grocery cart handle before plopping my toddler in the seat. A few splashes in the tub make for a great bath. It’s basically my new Windex. (Name that movie.)

Hosie Natural Wipe Solution comes with a bottle full of yummy smelling wipe solution concentrate and a separate 4 oz empty spray bottle. Delivering the product this way means we can give you a concentrated product with a longer shelf life and no artificial preservatives. Also, the wipe solution is cloth diaper safe, washing clean from cloth diapers without problem-causing buildup.

It took me about three seconds to adjust to mixing the concentrate instead of having a pre-made spray ready to go. A couple of squirts of solution in the spray bottle of water** and I’m good to go for at least two weeks. 

*In 2007, Europe nearly banned the use of tea tree.

**Distilled water or witch hazel are the best options for keeping the wipe solution fresh.

 

It's no April Fools Joke: We love this product so much we want to share it! This amazing giveaway includes: an 8 oz. wipe solution concentrate and a 4 oz spray bottle AND 8 hemp wipes, 1 Rockin' Green Pail Freshener & 1 magnetic scoop. ($50 VALUE)

Giveaway ends Monday, April 1 at midnight. Click on the rafflecopter link below to enter. Feel free to share with your friends!

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Nicole i's passionate about natural living, real food, community, books and cafe au laits. She can be contacted at nicole@hosienaturals.com

Comments

  • Hosie
    Hosie Friday, 22 March 2013

    We love Hosie's ;)

  • Guest
    Jill Crawford Friday, 22 March 2013

    We love Hosies

  • Hosie
    Hosie Friday, 22 March 2013

    3 Me some Hosie's!

  • Guest
    Rachel Friday, 22 March 2013

    Thanks for the giveaway! I've never tried this but would love to try cloth wipes:)

  • Hosie
    Hosie Monday, 25 March 2013

    This sounds awesome! I'd love to use cloth wipes now that we're cloth diapering :)

  • Hosie
    Hosie Monday, 25 March 2013

    I'm no longer diapering, but love this stuff for off-label uses!

  • Guest
    Amanda Monday, 25 March 2013

    This was my comment, but didn't show my newly created user name...

  • Hosie
    Hosie Monday, 25 March 2013

    Hosie's works great on our boys' sensitive skin.

  • Erica Bradley
    Erica Bradley Monday, 25 March 2013

    This was my comment before my account was activated.

  • Hosie
    Hosie Monday, 25 March 2013

    I would love to try this!

  • Guest
    Whitney Monday, 25 March 2013

    I would love to try this with our soon to be!

  • Hosie
    Hosie Monday, 25 March 2013

    Thanks so much!

  • Hosie
    Hosie Monday, 25 March 2013

    Would love to try this!

  • Hosie
    Hosie Monday, 25 March 2013

    This seems to be a great product for our cloth diapering routine :D

  • Guest
    Lexie Griggs Thursday, 28 March 2013

    I love Hosie's products. They all smell phenomenal, and I know I'm not putting any Ickes on anyone's skin.

  • Dodi
    Dodi Thursday, 28 March 2013

    I would love to get away from disposable wipes and try this!

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth Thursday, 28 March 2013

    I just bought a pack of cloth wipes and was on the lookout for a natural solution like this. Now I need to win!

  • Guest
    liz Thursday, 28 March 2013

    Thanks, I need to stop using disposable wipes....

  • Guest
    Kat Ivey Saturday, 30 March 2013

    Thank you for inspiring me not to use wipes. I've been wanting to try a product like this so it would be awesome to win this!

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