DIY Homemade Wipe recipe
By Lakota

February 9th, 2020
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From the time I had my first baby 8 years ago I was always making sure that the product I used on him were natural. I started with Pampers sensitive brand and when I found something more natural I kept switching. For the first year I used water wipes with my youngest. On Amazon I could get Water Wipes for about $.22 per wipe, now that doesn’t sound like a lot but when you add them up it got to be pretty pricey per month specially with three kiddos using them for number two visits!

DIY Homemade Wipe recipe

I had a friend (Brian from The Ah-Mason Adventure Youtube channel) tell me about a homemade wipe recipe and at first I was skeptical until I bought a Costco membership. Once I found out that I could buy the paper towel for wipe making for super cheap, I was sold.

DIY Homemade baby wipe recipe

A pack of 12 rolls of paper towel from Costco costs me $16.99.

DIY Homemade Wipe recipe

I also bought avocado oil for cooking from Costco which costs $16.99.

DIY Homemade Wipe recipe

I purchased witch hazel from my local grocery store for $1.

DIY Homemade Wipe recipe

My local health food store sold Dr.Bronner’s castile soap for $3.99 and lavender essential oil for $11. When I make this recipe I go from spending $.22 per wipe to $.01 per wipe, I know it doesn’t sound like much but let me put it in perspective for you! It costs me $1.65 to make 150 wipes, when I was purchasing Water Wipes I was spending $32.99 for the same amount of wipes. Essentially buying a $16.99 package of wipes has made it possible for me to make 2,880 wipes at the cost of $31.68. Want to save some cash yourself, check out the recipe below!

DIY Homemade Baby Wipe Recipe

So to start off I take a whole roll of paper towel and using my kitchen knife cut it right in half.

DIY Homemade Wipe recipe

Next you take 2 cups hot water in a bowl or measuring cup like I have, and add to that, 2 tablespoons of witch hazel.

DIY Homemade Wipe recipe

I then add 1 teaspoon of Dr.Bronner’s Hemp Lavender Castile soap. You don’t have to use lavender infused soap, I just do because my littles have sensitive skin.

Essential oils are completely optional and interchangeable, I choose to use Lavender again and I add about 8 drops into the water.

Last but not least is 1 tablespoon of avocado oil, this can also be interchanged with other oils like coconut etc.

DIY Homemade Wipe recipe

I take a wisk and mix it around to displace the oil a small bit.

Remove the large lid of your wipe container, ( for me that’s the bottom ) and put your cut in half roll inside the container.

DIY Homemade Wipe recipe

Next take your mixture and pour it over top of the roll slowly.

DIY Homemade Wipe recipe

Place the lid onto the container and wait about 5-10 minutes.

DIY Homemade Wipe recipe

Now pull out the center brown cardboard.

DIY Homemade Wipe recipe

Now all the wipes will feed out of the center of the roll seamlessly.

DIY Homemade Wipe recipe

That’s it you’re done! You’ve made your own homemade baby wipes, not that they are only for babies everyone in my household uses them! We choose not to flush these and put them in the trash, but we have had a few times where the kiddos have forgotten and flushed them and it’s been ok. I actually scored my container at goodwill for about $2 but there are great containers on Amazon for about $10 as well that others have labeled as great homemade wipe containers.

DIY Homemade baby Wipe recipe

What I love about this recipe is that I can make to suit our needs, I use less plastic than with the individual wrapped baby wipe packages we used to use and it honestly saves me a crazy amount of money! If I need these on the go I can make the wipes inside of a plastic ziplock type bag and throw them in the diaper bag.

 


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