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Hi friends! Today I’m sharing how to make homemade natural baby wipes, and boy are they easy!
It’s been hit-or-miss with my posting around here, and I apologize for that! Summer gets so busy. I can’t even believe we are almost in August!
When Jade was first born, I knew I wanted to get all harsh and nasty chemicals out of our home. I started with little things, like using Young Living essential oils to help clean. For diaper changes, I used the “sensitive” wipes, thinking that maybe they’d be a little less harsh on her tush. While they were better than some, they still weren’t to my standards of harsh-chemical free.
When a friend told me I should just make my own, I decided to give it a try. I wanted to save a little money anyway! These homemade wipes are super easy to make, and really cost effective!
Items needed to make your own:
- Bounty paper towels, “select-a-size”
- 2 cups water
- 1 Tbsp Coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp unscented bath gel (I used Young Living Bath & Shower Gel Base)
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 gallon glass jar with tight fitting lid (I used this one)
First, make sure you use Bounty paper towels. I’ve tried several other brands, and none of them worked. We just buy the huge pack of them from Costco, and they last a long time.
Start by boiling 2 cups of water. I like to boil it because then I don’t have to use distilled water, and also because it dissolves the coconut oil much easier. Once the water has boiled, remove from heat and stir in 1 Tbsp of coconut oil.
I like to let the water cool for about 10 to 15 minutes before adding in anything else.
Meanwhile, cut a paper towel roll in half with a very sharp knife.Then twist the paper towel roll inside of one half and pull it out of the middle.
To make it easier to put it into the jar, fold the half-roll of paper towels in half and squeeze down into the jar. It takes a little finagling, but it’ll fit!
Pull out the very center piece to start the roll.
Time to go back to the coconut oil and water mixture! It should be cool enough now. Add in 1 Tbsp unscented bath gel and stir.
Add in 15 drops of lavender essential oil (I love Young Living essential oils, they are 100% pure! Nothing but the best for my baby’s squishy tushy!).
Stir all together, and then gently pour into the glass jar over the paper towels. I like to pour it into a glass measuring cup to easily pour.
Put the lid on the jar, and let the wipes sit for about an hour so and the paper towels will absorb all of the liquid mixture. Then they’re ready to use!
These wipes are the perfect size! And they smell amaaaazing.
I love knowing what I’m wiping my baby’s rear with, and that I’m using safe and gentle ingredients for their sensitive skin.
And bonus, they’re really easy to make! They last us about 2 weeks, and we’ve never had any mold issues. I used them with Jade, and now with Landon.
Make sure the lid is on tight after you use them, too, so they don’t dry out.
Lavender essential oil is really soothing and great for sweet sensitive baby skin, so it’s the perfect addition to these wipes.
And that faaaaaaace! I can’t even.
The smile on this kiddo’s face shows how much he loves those wipes! 😉
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