In the past I would buy Huggies baby wipes on Amazon because I thought I was buying them at a killer price. Which I was. I always had a coupon to add on top of the killer price which made it that much better! However, what I didn’t care for was that I didn’t know exactly what was put into these wipes. Of course the majority of them are safe but there has been mistakes and defects in the past that has caused recalls. I want to know exactly what chemicals I am putting on my child’s body and how much of it. So, we decided to DIY our baby wipes.
I wanted to mention that if you do use store-bought wipes or have used them in the past, that doesn’t make you a bad parent! In fact, it makes you an AMAZING parent because you are taking care of your child. I just chose to walk a different route, which is okay too!
Making your own baby wipes is easier than it sounds! All you need on hand is Viva Paper Towels, Melaleuca Oil, Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, and a baby wash of your choice.
In my post How We Saved $295.30 Yearly With Cloth Diapers I talk about what we spent on wipes before and I compare it to what we spend now with making these wipes.
You can click HERE to read the full post.
Let’s start making some DIY baby wipes!
- Grab a large empty wipe container or a large Tupperware container that has a lid.
- Take one of your Viva Paper Towel rolls and cut it in half. It’s recommended to not use a serrated knife however that’s all I found to work for myself.
- Inside your container add 1 1/2 teaspoons of the Coconut Oil, 1/2 teaspoon of the baby wash, and 1-2 drops of the Melaleuca Oil. Disclaimer: There has not been much study on infants and essential oils so USE WITH CAUTION. Only add 1 or 2 drops and no further. The oil helps with the spread of mold.
- Pour around 3 cups of hot water over the contents in your container.
- Let the water sit until the Coconut Oil completely melts.
- When the oil melts, set one half of the paper towel in your container and close the lid. Let the paper towel sit for about 5 minutes or until it completely absorbs the liquid in your container.
- When absorbed, I like to dump out the excess water and squeeze the paper towels to make them more moist and not drenched!
- You can choose to separate the newly made wipes or you can leave them together until needed. I separate a couple of pieces to get me started and then leave the rest until later.
Do you make your own wipes? If so, what ‘recipe’ do you use? Please leave a comment below!