I only have two days until my due date, and I’m still slowly getting things ready for my baby girl! You’d think I would have things all together weeks before now, but I’m still at it. I never went early with my other three, so I guess in the back of my mind I think I still have time. ;) I finally did get my baby wipes made today. I have made baby wipes with all my children. Making my own ensures that I know the ingredients being put on my baby’s skin, and saves money.
1 roll Bounty Paper Towels (has to be Bounty or similar quality)
2 cups warm water
2 Tbls. Baby Shampoo
1 Tbls. Baby Oil
3 drops Tea Tree Oil
Mix liquid ingredients well. Cut the paper towels in half width wise with a knife. Remove inside cardboard. Place the half roll of paper towels in a plastic container with a lid. Pour half of the mixture over paper towels, turn the roll over and pour rest of the mixture over it. Cover and let sit for a few minutes while the liquid is absorbed. Dispense from middle.
There are two reasons I prefer to make my wipes instead of buying them.
1. It saves money.
2. I use safer ingredients.
When I make my wipes, I use ingredients that don’t contain the harsh chemicals found in regular, store-bought wipes. I use Koala Pals hair wash and Renew Bath Oil that contains tea tree oil. The tea tree oil has natural disinfectant and healing properties. When I have used regular wipes, I can tell a difference with my baby’s skin compared to when I use my homemade ones.
These would also make good hand wipes. The germicidal properties in tea tree oil make these wipes a perfect substitute for hand sanitizer!