Homemade Baby Wipes

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰  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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  1. says

    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!

  2. y. santana says

    Hi Jill, thank you for this recipe.
    Also, thank you for standing for what really matters in life! Romans 1 ; 16

  3. Gina says

    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!

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