Make these organic DIY baby wipes to protect your baby’s sensitive skin from harmful chemicals that come with commercial baby wipes.
How to Make DIY Baby Wipes | Homemade Baby Products
Babies naturally have smooth, delicate skin, which can easily get irritated by the wrong products. While it’s convenient to go for store-bought baby wipes, they often contain a lot of artificial ingredients. Thus, a better alternative is to create your own DIY baby wipes so you’re sure that there are no toxic ingredients in the mix. When it comes to your baby, it’s better to be safe than sorry! Be in control of what goes on your baby’s skin with this DIY baby wipes recipe.
What you’ll need:
- Airtight Container
- Paper Towels
- Measuring Cup and Spoons
- Serrated Knife
- Organic Coconut Oil
- Liquid Castile Soap
- Essential Oil (optional)
Step 1: Measure Ingredients
Measure 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil and 2-2 ½ tablespoons of liquid castile soap. Set aside. Cut your paper towel in half. Be sure to use thick paper towels to keep your wipes from dissolving.
Step 2: Prepare Paper Towel
Remove the core of the paper towel. From the center, tug on the inside until the paper towel unravels a bit. Simply tug on it until it becomes loose enough to be easily removed. Make sure that a bit of it is sticking out from the center for easier pulls. Place the paper towel in the container.
Step 3: Create Solution
Boil 3 cups of water in a pan. This removes germs from the water so it’s safe for use. Add the organic coconut oil and liquid castile soap to the boiling water. You can also add around 6 drops of essential oil to create your favorite scent. Stir until the mixture becomes cloudy white.
Step 4: Add Solution
Once the solution has cooled, pour it into the container. For easier pouring, you can use a measuring cup. Pour enough solution to soak through the entire roll of paper towel. In case there’s excess solution, you can pour it out to prevent your wipes from dissolving.
Step 5: Finished Product
Voila, your DIY baby wipes are now ready and can be used for up to two weeks! Be sure to store them properly and keep the container sealed to prevent them from drying out or getting contaminated. If you notice any changes in the product’s quality, throw them out immediately.
Check out the full step-by-step tutorial in this video:
Now that you’ve learned how to make organic DIY baby wipes, you can protect your baby’s skin from the harmful chemicals that come with commercial wipes. As a homesteader, it’s also essential to learn how to create alternatives to your store-bought products since it helps it’s one step closer to becoming more self-sustaining. I hope this guide has helped you in providing a safer alternative for your baby. Want more? Here’s another DIY baby wipes project you can do in just five minutes.
What issues do you usually encounter when using store-bought baby wipes? Let us know in the comments section below!