12 Homemade Natural Baby Products

Before I had Elliott I was overwhelmed with the generosity of my friends and family and the number of lotions and potions they bought me as gifts. I had enough stocked up to last me a good couple of years. But when it came time to purchase baby products like baby wipes, shampoo, nappy rash cream and baby lotions, it suddenly became apparent how expensive the natural baby products were and also made me take a really good look at some of the chemical ingredients (which I couldn’t pronounce) that were in many of the well-known brands.

One nasty ingredient to look out for is Methylisothiazolinone (MI). It is a preservative that is known to cause contact dermatitis and many people can build a sensitivity to any product with this ingredient in it. I don’t mean to scare you but I can personally vouch for this ingredient being a nasty one. I once worked in Occupational Health & Safety for a company that manufactured and used particular chemicals and guess what? A form of this ingredient was used in the chemicals. As the OHS Rep, I dealt with a number of my guys who developed this serious contact dermatitis and it wasn’t pretty.  Scary, isn’t it? For more information about it, check out the Skin & Cancer Foundation’s article.

I’ve recently noticed that with the cold weather, Elliott has had very dry skin and I’ve been very particular about what I use on his skin. The problem is that the natural products I like to use are rather expensive! I’m pretty sure there are heaps of mums like me in this situation, especially mums with babies and so I decided to put a post together with some DIY recipes for natural wipes, lotions, nappy rash creams and shampoos.

DIY homemade natural baby products

Homemade natural baby wipes

homemade natural baby wipes

  1. Coconut oil would have to be one of my favourite natural products and is used in these natural coconut oil baby wipes .
  2. If you’d prefer to use cloth wipes, try these homemade natural baby cloth wipes .
  3. These Homemade natural baby wipes have heaps of yummy ingredients!

Homemade natural baby shampoo & wash

Homemade natural baby shampoo wash

  1. Coconut milk, raw honey, essential oils…this DIY pH balanced shampoo sounds good enough to eat!
  2. This DIY Non-toxic baby shampoo  uses Dr. Bronners soap as one of the ingredients. I have used it before, it’s wonderful. You can purchase Dr. Bronners soap at many health food stores and although it may be expensive, you only need a little bit each time.
  3. The essential oils in this Homemade organic baby shampoo & wash will make it smell divine!

Homemade natural nappy rash cream

DIY homemade nappy rash cream

  1. A variation of the two recipes below, this 10-Minute Natural Diaper Rash Cream also includes cocoa butter!
  2. A super easy Diaper rash cream with some yummy ingredients.
  3. Beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil…this DIY natural baby bottom balm is a variation of number two but sure to soothe

Homemade natural baby lotion

homemade natural baby lotion

  1. Coconut oil and aloe vera gel are sure to make this Homemade baby lotion super moisturising!
  2. This DIY homemade baby lotion also includes almond oil and Vitamin E oil.
  3. This is my version of a DIY homemade whipped coconut moisturiser. It’s really very simple, coconut oil and your favourite essential oil


Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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17 Comments

  1. July 27, 2015 / 8:03 am

    As a qualified aromatherapist, I have the know-how to do these things and I just don’t! That’s so naughty isn’t it. I really should be getting right back into it all with all these kids but I am just bereft of time. I like the idea of the nappy cream.

  2. July 27, 2015 / 8:06 am

    Ooh I’m going to try those coconut oil baby wipes today! I’m addicted to coconut oil!!

  3. July 27, 2015 / 8:08 am

    What a great idea making your own baby products. As much as I love natural, I never even thought to try. I still have stuff left from my baby shower with my first so haven’t needed to yet. Good to keep in mind.

  4. July 27, 2015 / 8:12 am

    The beeswax baby bottom balm could also be good for board rash – we’ve been using this very expensive baby balm (which works a treat) but this could be better….

  5. July 27, 2015 / 8:27 am

    What a helpful post for doing it right for babies and little ones. Thanks Eva! Denyse

  6. July 27, 2015 / 8:32 am

    I never thought of making my own products for the boys, sheer laziness I think! These are some great ideas and would make a great gift for a new mum.

  7. July 27, 2015 / 9:07 am

    Oh boy!! That little bub photo really brings out my cluckiness! I love that there are so many cool natural products now!!

  8. July 27, 2015 / 9:59 am

    I’m too disorganised to make my own baby products lol but I do use a lot of coconut oil based ones and I agree it is amazing {and great for her allergies}.

  9. July 27, 2015 / 10:11 am

    I just use straight coconut oil for so many things – cuts, grazes, sore bottom, etc – but these recipes look great.

  10. July 27, 2015 / 10:29 am

    I wish I had known how to make these when my daughter was a baby. Actually she might still benefit from now with her eczema. Will have to try those lotions.

  11. July 27, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    Two kids with super sensitive skin and one with eczema – I love coconut oil! It is scary how so many products are marketed as ‘natural’ but are actually packed with all sorts of nasties. I’m going to give some of these recipes a crack! Thanks 🙂

  12. July 27, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    I’m well out of the baby stage, it seems all the great ideas and products have come out now. My niece just had a baby, so I may put her on to some of these.

  13. July 27, 2015 / 12:59 pm

    They look really good but I have never made my own baby products. It would be fun to do.

  14. July 27, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    I don’t really use these sort of products any more but it’s a great idea. So-called ‘natural’ products are always so much more expensive to buy! I need to buy fragrance-free moisturisers and cosmetics for myself. I’ve never thought about making them.

  15. July 28, 2015 / 5:09 pm

    I’m going to try some of these! My 1 year old has always had quite bad cradle cap on and off, she still gets hard, flakey patches of skin on her scalp so some natural shampoo might help.