Baby wipes have become the go-to product for cleaning up messes – from baby bottoms to runny noses to table tops and diaper changing pads.
Yet, most store-bought, disposable wipes are loaded with toxic chemicals – even those labeled as “natural”. Read The Dangers of Disposable Baby Wipes to learn more.
Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to make your own baby wipes. Check out this recipe below to learn how you can make your own homemade baby wipes – both reusable and disposable (but made with recycled paper towels to cut down on waste). Be sure to avoid baby oil (mineral oil) in this recipe, which is petroleum based and contains harmful toxins.
- 1 tbsp of (melted), sweet almond oil or apricot kernel oil
- 1 tbsp liquid Castille soap
- 10 drops Lavender essential oil (where to buy essential oils)
- 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 and 1/4 cup distilled water
- Add all ingredients to a glass spray bottle. Cover bottle and shake to mix well.
- Use as needed with cloth wipes for diaper changes, wipes noses, or a quick clean up.
- Add all ingredients to in a large, deep container. Mix well.
- Cut one paper towel roll in half.
- Place cut paper towel roll in container and let the roll soak up the water mixture for a few minutes.
- Place soaked paper towel roll in baby wipe container. Use within a week to prevent mold. You may need to adjust water mixture depending on the thickness of the paper towel roll.
Equipment & ToolsFor reusable cloth baby wipes:
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