How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes (Reusable or Disposable) – Gentle for Wiping Noses Too

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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.

This recipe is also excellent for babies or kids with cold and runny noses. I find conventional baby wipes to be too harsh – they usually sting my kids when I wipe their noses. The lavender and coconut (or almond or apricot kernel) oil in this homemade baby wipe tutorial helps to soothe chapped skin and promotes healing.

How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes


Equipment & Tools

For reusable cloth baby wipes:

For disposable baby wipes:


For reusable cloth baby wipes:

  1. Add all ingredients to a glass spray bottle. Cover bottle and shake to mix well.
  2. Use as needed with cloth wipes for diaper changes, wipes noses (great for colds) or a quick clean up.

For disposable baby wipes:

  1. Add all ingredients to in a large, deep container. Mix well.
  2. Cut one paper towel roll in half.
  3. Place cut paper towel roll in container and let the roll soak up the water mixture for a few minutes.
  4. 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.

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Photo credit: / ilona75

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  1. Been making my own wipes for years. Don’t really need to cut paper towel rolls anymore, just by the select a size ones and make a batch….stick on end in and when it absorbs all, make another batch and stick other end in.


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