Baby Wipes

Baby Wipes

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.

Baby Wipes

Whether you choose to use paper towel, or reusable wipes, I'm sure you will wonder why you didn't make the switch sooner. You can whip these wipes up so easily, and the best part? They actually work! The fractionated coconut oil helps them glide across baby's bum, and the oils sooth and clean.
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Keyword: Environmentally Friendly, DIY, Essential Oils, Low-Tox, Chemical Free, Body, Soothing, Natural, Baby, Wipes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 roll
Cost: 2.50

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 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.
  • cups distilled water or boiled then cooled filtered water
  • tbsp Fractionated Coconut Oil

Essential Oils

  • 3 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops Tea Tree essential oil

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

To make reusable wipes:
You can use Chux, face washers or your preferred cloth for reusable wipes.
For step 1, fold reusable wipes in an accordion style and then roll the stack so you can pull from the centre and the next wipe will pull out enough be ready for next time.
OR
Just chuck them in willy-nilly and you can grab the top one - it doesn't really matter!
 

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