Who’d have thought you can make your own Baby Wipes? We want the best for our babies, so why would we use store-bought chemical-laden wipes against their precious sensitive skin? I get it, the convenience of having the packet there, but seriously, these are so quick and easy to make. If you need the convenience of having wipes in the nappy bag, you can chuck a few in a ziploc bag or container*.
Give it a go and it will become second nature. You will wonder why you didn’t start doing it sooner! Once my daughter was old enough, she used to love helping me make them.
*If you are trying to make more environmentally sound choices, and wish to support small Australian business, you may want to check out Laminated Cotton Shop. I use their reusable food bags for heaps of things – including taking my DIY Baby Wipes on the go.
- Jug or bowl
- Spoon or whisk for stirring
- 1 roll premium paper towel I like the Quilton Tuffy brand which you can buy in Australia at Woolworths. See notes for making reusable wipes.
- 1¼ cups distilled water or boiled then cooled filtered water
- 1½ tbsp Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 3 drops Lavender essential oil
- 3 drops Tea Tree essential oil
- Get your paper towels or reusable wipes ready. If you are using paper towel, cut it in half with a serrated or electric knife. Use half of the roll now and save the other half for next time (or use it to make Kitchen & Bathroom Cleaning Wipes). Put 1/2 roll in an airtight container.
- Add water, Fractionated Coconut Oil, and essential oils in a small bowl and stir/whisk to combine
- Pour the mixture over the paper towels and then cover with the airtight lid. The capillary action means the liquid will creep up the paper towel for an even moisture level (this may take up to 10 minutes)
- Remove and discard the cardboard from the middle and pull up the wipes from the centre ready for use, then pop on the lid