I know, to some it might seem a bit tedious & messy. Like you don’t have enough to do! But really, once you mix up the solution, the hard part is done! By taking little steps along the way as ourare growing, we can add to their without adding to the burden on the environment.
You’ll need the following:
- 12 7″x7 ” squares of cotton flannel fabric (spare receiving blankets work great!)
- 7 drops of lavender essential oil (not fragrance oil!)
- 1/2 cup rosewater & glycerin
- 1 cup of aloe vera gel
- 3 tablespoons castor oil
- a “shoe box” sized plastic container with tightly securing lid
In a bowl, place aloe vera gel. Add to this the lavender oil and rosewater & glycerin. Mix well with a wooden spoon. When well mixed, add castor oil, and mix again. If the solution is still “thick”, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until you have a liquid solution that can be poured.
Pour thesolution over the cloth wipes in the plastic container, and place the lid. The solution will make its way through the layers of cloth within a few hours and be ready for use.
Alternative: Instead of combining the solution over the cloth wipes, you can store each separately. Place thesolution in a 4-8 oz. bottle and when ready to use, mix 1/4 cup wash with 1/4 cup warm water to cleanse using the cloth wipes.