Homemade Natural Safe and Healthy Baby Wipes
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A great, cheap and natural alternative for healthy baby wipes that also soothe and repair skin! Using a high quality paper towel, you can make these for the equivalent of .97 per 63 ct. tub!
  • 2 Cups of filtered water
  • 15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  • Viva paper towels (Viva paper towels is highly recommended for this recipe)
  • Storage container of some sort
  1. Cut the paper towels in half. The best way to do this is by using a serrated knife. The sharper the knife the easier too!
  2. Then set aside one half for a future batch of baby wipes and keep one for this batch.
  3. Place your half roll in a container. I am using a Glad storage container, but anything will work including baby wipes tubs.
  4. Then add your 15 drops of Lavender Essential Oil to the 2 cups of water.
  5. Pour the water/oil mixture over the paper towels, turning the roll to cover it all in water.
  6. Let it sit and let the water soak in for several minutes.
  7. Then identify "dry" spots to pour just a bit more water in. Most often, these will be on the ends.
  8. Add a bit more water to your measuring cup and just pour little bits over the dry spots.
  9. Let it soak for another minute or two.
  10. Then pull the middle cardboard roll out of your wipes.
  11. And then they are ready to use!
A few tips on usage and storage: !I use a Glad container and keep the wipes on their side. Then when I change baby, I just unroll the roll and take off the wipes I need. If we go somewhere, I have pull several of these off the roll and put them in a sandwich size ziploc baggie for diaper bag storage. !If you have any container tall enough and wide enough, you can pull your new baby wipes from the middle (sorta like we show on our Homemade Natural Antibacterial Wipes!). !If you are using an old baby wipes container, you will not be able to pull them from the middle (as you have manually unroll them to get them off), but BEFORE you pour water on them, you can unroll the entire roll and (keeping them all connected at the perforation) stack the towels going back and forth. Then add the water. With this method, it will be easier to pull them from the middle of the container opening. !I personally don't mind unrolling as I go and being able to whip up a batch in just a few minutes, but it's all up to you! !See more homemade recipes and alternatives that are cheap and healthy at TheThriftyCouple.com
Recipe by The Thrifty Couple at https://thethriftycouple.com/homemade-natural-safe-and-healthy-baby-wipes-2-recipes-and-both-easy/