We like to use cloth wipes around here. So I need something wet to go with them.
I know some people use plain water. However, our changing table is nowhere near the sink and I don’t want to leave them sitting wet. I had read sometimes they start to smell like mildew for some people. I know not everyone has that problem, but I just didn’t want to bother. That means we needed a spray.
When my daughter was born we used Thirsties Booty Luster. I really liked it too. Never had any problems with it. Unfortunately, as my daughter got older we started to go through more and more of it. And since it isn’t a concentrate it was getting pricey.
I visited one of my favorite online retailers, Sweetbottoms Baby, to see what was available. I like to read the reviews to see what other Moms say. What did I find? LuSa Baby Wipe Juice! It caught my attention because I could make 2 GALLONS of the stuff for $14.99. I also liked to see the reviews that said things like: “Definitely recommend!” or “I absolutely love this product!” and multiple comments of “lasts forever”! How could I not at least try it?
All you need to do is mix 1-3 teaspoons of the LuSa Baby Wipe juice with 1-cup water and shake. I actually just saved the spray bottle from the Thirsties Booty Luster (recycling is good!) and added the Baby Wipe Juice instead. This has a very light, clean fresh smell. It’s not overpowering, but if you like no scent at all, this isn’t for you.
There are a couple of things I love about this product. First, it is made in the USA (which means a lot to us). Second, it contains no synthetic fragrances or preservatives. Third, did I mention you can make 2 GALLONS with just an 8 oz bottle of Baby Wipes Juice?
Here is what it is made of: Witch hazel distillate, *olive oil, *avocado oil, *aloe vera juice, *calendula flowers, *lavender flowers, polysorbate-20 (an olive oil and sugar based emulsifier), *chamomile flowers, essential oil blend (lavender, patchouli, peru balsam, and chamomile), tocopherol (vitamin e); grapefruit seed extract, citric acid, and silver citrate (natural preservatives). *certified organic ingredient.
My daughter has somewhat sensitive skin. I never know what will irritate it. We haven’t had one problem with this wipes solution causing any sensitivity. It also seems to do a great job in aiding in hiney cleanups and helps keep my daughters bottom smooth and rash free.
I have had the bottle for three months now and feel like we have barely used any of this. I have to agree with the reviews I had seen online; I think this bottle of LuSa Baby Wipe Juice just might last forever. Which is makes this a VERY cost effective product!
Jenn is a long-time cloth diaper educator and a passionate small business advocate. She has worked in the reusable diaper industry for over a decade, helping millions of families via her websites All About Cloth Diapers, Thinking About Cloth Diapers and Cloth Diaper Geek as well as hundreds of small businesses during that time. Her goal always to provide simple, reliable information.
has anyone had any trouble with the new lusa formulation? yellowing of the wipe etc?
Jennifer Reinhardt says
I have not. But I don’t use the full suggested amount. Perhaps cut back a touch on how much you mix with your water?
Gwen S. says
This stuff is great, I use it as well. I find that we definitely did not need to use more than 1 tsp per cup of water in a spray bottle. Any higher concentration of the wipe juice, and it was almost too fragrant. I find 1 tsp definitely gets the job done. Using this ratio, one bottle of LuSa baby wipe lasts us a year. My daughter is in daycare during the day, so this is using the wipes and spray mainly in mornings and evenings, and full-time on weekends to give people an idea of how long a bottle may last them.
Jennifer Reinhardt says
Hi Gwen! You are absolutely right! We use the 3 tsp because I figured it couldn’t hurt and I don’t mind the smell. But for sure using just 1 tsp gets the job done and makes it stretch even further! ~Jenn