Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Homemade/Natural Baby Wipes!{Money Saver}

"How Do YOU Like Your Bum Wiped?"

Hello Everyone! {Yes, these pictures are of my adorable kids!}

So, how many of you buy wipes in bulk or on sale just to save a $1 or two?  Ummmmm....ME! Then, I came across a recipe for homemade baby wipes! YES! Save money! Plus, they don't have the chemicals in them that can cause irritation and what not.  So, if your child suffers from diaper rashes or the like, this may help!!!!

I got this recipe from the book "The Melaleuca Wellness Guide."{LOVE IT!} Look for it here.

"I like my bum wiped naturally"

All you need is:


~Paper towels{it's better if you use Viva or Bounty because they are stronger, or some people use reusable ones  out of material like flannel, I personally am going to stick with disposable but, it's up to you}

~Some kind of container{I have seen people reuse old baby wipe containers to ice cream buckets, whatever you have lying around will do. Use what you already have!}

~Children's Shampoo or Bodywash{be careful what kind! Some of the ingredients are very harmful!  Look for "Quaternium 15" or “Q-15” which is formaldehyde or for other harmful ingredients that are found in children's bath products refer to this article) I will use Koala Pals Hair Wash. This product is from my favorite chemical-free/kid safe store.

~Baby Oil{again, be careful of the ingredients!}

~Tea Tree Oil{optional}, this helps if your wipes mold in your container.

How to:

There are a couple ways to prepare the paper towels to become wipes.  Of course this would probably depend on your container:)

#1: You can cut the paper towels in half once, so then you double your quantity of  wipes

#2: Cut the paper towels in half then in half again the other way so they lay flat.
{side note: don't remove the cardboard yet, trust me it will come out later}

To prepare the solution:

Once you cut the paper towels how you want them stick half of them in a container with a lid.
Add 2 cups of water, 1-2 tablespoons of children's shampoo or body wash and 2 tablespoons of baby oil. If you encounter mold add Tea Tree Oil. Now, cover and let them soak for 10 minutes{still don't remove the cardboard}.  Once they are soaked through, now pull the cardboard from the center and pull the wipes from the center and rip off. Easy Peasy!!!!

{Side Note: If you cut your paper towels in half the two different ways, then the cardboard will come off before you soak them}
"When my bottom is happy, I am happy!"

"YAY for happy bottoms!"

Healthy   Day!


  1. The photos alone are worth this blog post. :D

  2. Your kids are the cutest thing!

  3. I confused. where does the card board come from? The paper towel roll? so you are cutting the whole roll?

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  5. Who would have thought that you can create your own homemade wipes? This is very interesting! Thanks for dropping by my site and leaving your comments! Hope you enjoy Human Planet when you do get it! Following you!

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  7. Your kids are so cute! Since I only have my grandkids once in awhile I'm going to stick to storebought but if I were using them on a daily basis I really would consider this. I'm a new follower from Mom Bloggers Club. http://www.grandmasguidetolife.blogspot.com

  8. Aww! So cute!

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!


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