Homemade Diaper Wipe Spray
How To Make Your Own Disposable Baby Wipes
Making your own homemade baby wipes is a simple task that creates a big difference in your babes health. Like me, I’m sure you use wipes for everything from bums to faces to spills and more. So with that much exposure to wipes, why not make them with ingredients you feel comfortable with (read here for ten necessary ingredients for anything DIY)?
Personally, I’ve found that by making my own baby wipes and wipe spray (we use cloth wipes also) Baby Bear has had minimal bum rashes and her tush is still as silky smooth as when I brought her home. I’m sure this is a combination of things (like using cloth diapers and homemade baby lavender lotion) but regardless, this is one piece of our puzzle that helps it along.
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Homemade baby wipes are simple to make in that the ingredients are few and they come together quickly. The longest part of baby wipes is folding the paper towels but you can do that while you watch a movie (watch the video below to learn to fold them accordion style!)
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Personally, I use a structured system (of course I do :P) to make sure we always have some of everything on hand. It looks something like this:
Keep a bin full of folded paper towels. I created a stock pile of them and just replenish as needed. That way, there are always some folded. I fold more when I think of it and have an extra twenty minutes.
Always make extra disposable wipes (more than you need in just one case) and keep them in sealed containers. This way I don’t have to make them as frequently.
Always make extra mixture when making the wipes. Keeping some on hand means I just have to pour it over the towels if I’m in a rush.
So basically, make extra of everything so it’s always ready to go. This way, when you’re running low it takes about two minutes to throw them all together.
Ingredients In Simple Homemade Disposable Baby Wipes
Paper Towels Folded Accordion Style (I recommend using Bounty as they are the only ones I’ve found to hold together)
This is great to sooth the skin which is exactly what you want in wipes! Often babes skin gets red or irritated from the potency of their urine. Aloe helps cool the burn.
Even with homemade wipes you want a bit of a wash in them to help clean your babes. This particular soap is mild, with no fragrance and perfect to use on delicate baby skin
Adding some oil to your wipes keeps your babes skin smooth and silky. It keeps it hydrated so it won’t dry out and helps protect it from the next round of urine. Update: I have since removed this as if your little one does have rash (from teething or acid the oil will pronlong it)
I personally use Tea Tree for a bit more anti-bacterial hit in the wipes, Lavender because it helps sooth irritated skin and Chamomile because it helps calm. But the blend is up to you. Just be aware that certain brands are more pure than others and thus you don’t need as many drops.
- 1/4 cup aloe gel
- 2 tbs Dr. Bronner's Liquid Soap
- 1-1.5 tbs Almond Oil
- Essential Oils (3 drops tea tree, 3 drops lavender & 3 drops chamomile)
- Boiling Water
- Place your folded paper towels (your wipes) into a large glass container. Place all ingredients except water into a large bowl. Pour boiling water into the bowl (how much water you use will vary depending on how many wipes you need - I use about 1/2 a kettle for four big piles).
- Carefully pour the mixture over the wipes making sure not to drench them but just wet them. Lift halfway through your pile of wipes and pour more water. Wait 2-3 minutes then flip the wipes upside down (so the bottom of the pile is now up in the container) and pour remaining mixture over them.
- The water will soak through the wipes but pour along the sides also. You want the wipes damp but not dripping so go slowly and pour what you need. If you have extra mixture, let it cool and place it in a jar for next time!
- Let the wipes cool on the counter for about twenty minutes. Place in sealed containers until using.
Check out the video below for how exactly I make the wipes!
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Looking to make more of your own products? Check out this list of Necessary Ingredients as well as try making your own DIY Diaper Wipe Spray.