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!
This post is linked to:
An Original Belle Feminine Adventures
Time Warp Wife
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Cup Runeth Over says
Wow, this is wonderful! Thank you for sharing this!!!
Jills Home Remedies says
I hope you enjoy! 🙂
Thank you for sharing this recipe! I’ve never done it with paper towels before, but I’ve put the liquid portion of the recipe into a spray bottle and used it with old baby washcloths as wipes (we cloth diaper, so they I can just wash them!) Thanks also for linking up with Thrifty Thursday!
Anna @ Feminine Adventures says
Brilliant! It looks like they unroll really nicely… and thanks for linking up at Thrifty Thursday. 🙂
y. santana says
Hi Jill, thank you for this recipe.
Also, thank you for standing for what really matters in life! Romans 1 ; 16
You’re welcome for the recipe, and thank you for your encouragement!
I love this- just made my second batch. Love how easy it was and how it is easy to get the wipes pulling from the center. The first batch I did was a little soapy so I cut the baby shampoo down to 1 Tbsp. the second time- Not sure if it was the brand I had but works awesome and so easy! I didn’t have a plastic container that would fit it so I just used a freezer bag and works just as well. Thanks Jill!
Jill York says
Great! I’m so glad you like them! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
sangeetha menon says
Thanks for sharing. I never knew we could make homemade baby wipes. This is great.
You’re welcome! 🙂