Store bought baby wipes are often made with harsh carcinogenic chemicals such as formaldehyde, propylene glycol and fragrances. Not only can they be hard on your baby's skin, but over time the cost of baby wipes really add up. Homemade disposable baby wipes are easy to make and economical, making them a great substitute to store bought wipes and they’re safe to use with cloth diapers. You can also use this recipe to make reusable baby wipes by moistening baby wash cloths and storing them in an air tight container or storing the liquid in a peri bottle and applying it to the wash cloths to use as needed.
DIY Baby Wipe Recipe
So I'll admit that cutting the paper towel roll in half is kind of a pain but having a sharp knife really helps! Once you've got that done, place the half roll of paper towels into the Tupperware container. In a separate bowl or large measuring glass, mix the water, soap, oils and any optional ingredients. Stir well and pour evenly over the paper towels immediately. Let the container sit for 5-10 minutes (I use this time to put away my ingredients and wash any dishes that I made). Once the liquid has soaked into the paper towels you can removed the card board center simply by pulling it out.
And you're done! These last about a week, sometimes longer depending on storage. You can also adjust the essential oils and add some lemon, melaleuca and/or peppermint and replace some of the water with vinegar (or vodka!) to make disposable non-toxic cleaning wipes. These are so simple to make, smell great and best of all, they don't contain any harmful chemicals.