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To be absolutely disgusted that Cheeky Wipes are selling essential oils to use on baby wipes!

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userpmfrdh Fri 10-Jul-20 12:56:01

How is this allowed?!

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OrangeGinLemonFanta Fri 10-Jul-20 12:57:48

Eh? Its 3 drops of oil, diluted in water and spread over about 25 wipes. Makes them smell nice. Its not obligatory and it doesn't do the baby any harm whatsoever.

userpmfrdh Fri 10-Jul-20 12:58:32

OrangeGinLemonFanta

Eh? Its 3 drops of oil, diluted in water and spread over about 25 wipes. Makes them smell nice. Its not obligatory and it doesn't do the baby any harm whatsoever.


4-5 drops of pure essential oils in a tiny bit of water?

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Drivingdownthe101 Fri 10-Jul-20 12:59:00

I don’t know if I’m missing something... but why wouldn’t it be allowed?

LoisLittsLover Fri 10-Jul-20 12:59:57

They're also really clear that advice is to use water only if you have a newborn.

Choice4567 Fri 10-Jul-20 13:00:21

What’s the issue?

donkey86 Fri 10-Jul-20 13:00:32

It’s not a tiny bit of water, it’s a full plastic box - at least a litre.

Hiphopopotamus Fri 10-Jul-20 13:02:12

We use these - it’s a tiny bit of oil in a big box of water over 24 wipes. What’s the problem?

SallyLovesCheese Fri 10-Jul-20 13:02:37

www.cheekywipes.com/essential-oil-safety.html

userpmfrdh Fri 10-Jul-20 13:02:44

The issue is they are saying it can be used from 6 weeks.
The issue is essential oils cannot be diluted in water.

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OrangeGinLemonFanta Fri 10-Jul-20 13:04:06

Its not a tiny bit of water, its around 650ml (I just measured it) and that's 0.2 drops of oil per wipe. Have you seen whats in prepackaged disposable wipes?

CherryPieSky Fri 10-Jul-20 13:04:17

What exactly do you think is going to happen?

oblada Fri 10-Jul-20 13:04:19

Sounds like a good idea to me! The right essential oils are great to use in that way. I have washable wipes which I use in a similar way.

BobbieDraper Fri 10-Jul-20 13:04:48

I dont understand the problem.
There are a handful of essential oils which arent suitable for baby skin (because they are skin irritants and babies have sensitive skin) but there are plenty which are totally fine.

Also, for newborns they did tell you to just use water.

Seriously @userpmfrdh, what is the problem?

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Fri 10-Jul-20 13:07:00

The only thing I can think is that the oils come with a bit of detergent in them, so they will disperse in the water for long enough to be absorbed by the wipes, when you put them in - and once absorbed, the oil will be sufficiently dilute on each wipe not to be an issue.

Otherwise, I assume your concern is that there could be concentrated drops of the oil on the wipes, @userpmfrdh - which might not be a good idea (though I assume the oils they are using are safe on skin).

otterbaby Fri 10-Jul-20 13:07:16

As long as they're used safely, what's the issue? It's better than the stuff they put in standard baby wipes.

userpmfrdh Fri 10-Jul-20 13:08:17

They aren't recommended for use under 3 months.
They advised 6 weeks.

They do not dilute in water.
They suggest to dilute in water.

Why on earth would anyone want to put essential oils on a newborns bum?
Water is all that is needed.

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TheLovleyChebbyMcGee Fri 10-Jul-20 13:08:49

The issue is essential oilscannot bediluted inwater.

It's a blend, so maybe a few drops of detergent to help the oil and water mix? I make my own babywipe fluid, it's water, a few drops baby bath and a few drops of essential oil, it mixes well together

OrangeGinLemonFanta Fri 10-Jul-20 13:10:22

If they didn't have something in them to help them disperse in water you'd see 4 cloths stained with a big blob of oil rather than 25 gently scented cloths.

userpmfrdh Fri 10-Jul-20 13:10:23

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius

The only thing I can think is that the oils come with a bit of detergent in them, so they will disperse in the water for long enough to be absorbed by the wipes, when you put them in - and once absorbed, the oil will be sufficiently dilute on each wipe not to be an issue.

Otherwise, I assume your concern is that there could be concentrated drops of the oil on the wipes, @userpmfrdh - which might not be a good idea (though I assume the oils they are using are safe on skin).


They told me they are pure essential oils.
Given that the wipes are manually squeezed no one can safely say how much essential oil remains on one wipe.
They can easily cause chemical burns.

But yes that is my main concern.

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oblada Fri 10-Jul-20 13:10:44

Essential oils can be diluted but not directly, you need something else to 'dilute' the oil and then put it in the water. Maybe they've done that already?
Whilst not necessary I'm not sure what the harm is?

userpmfrdh Fri 10-Jul-20 13:11:03

TheLovleyChebbyMcGee

The issue is essential oilscannot bediluted inwater.

It's a blend, so maybe a few drops of detergent to help the oil and water mix? I make my own babywipe fluid, it's water, a few drops baby bath and a few drops of essential oil, it mixes well together


That isn't what I was told by them.

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Grobagsforever Fri 10-Jul-20 13:11:08

You ok hun?

userpmfrdh Fri 10-Jul-20 13:13:01

Pure essential oils.

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OrangeGinLemonFanta Fri 10-Jul-20 13:13:43

I used them for 5 years in total. All bums burn-free. Don't use the oil if you don't want to.

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