by Tammy Taylor
When my children were babies I of course used baby wipes by the thousands! But now my children are grown and I have grandbabies to enjoy. I’m in a different place in my life and thankfully the flurry and time-crunched period of my child-rearing days have slowed down.
But recently I found myself in need of a small supply of baby wipes. In my more time-crunched days I would have simply driven to the store and purchased what I needed. But now I hate to buy something I can easily make myself. So onto the internet I went looking for solutions. There are several different ways to make wipes but I only needed a few for temporary needs. So I sweet-talked RancherMan into surrendering some of his heavy paper shop towels – PERFECT!
Making Your Own Baby Wipes Is EASY!
I tore off several shop towels and folded them in half longways, then folded the strip in half as well to give me the size I wanted.
Then I placed the folded wipes into a lidded Tupperware container. I nestled half of each wipe between half of the next wipe kind of like Kleenexes are nestled together in the box. I don’t think this was necessary and I’ll probably skip that next time & just stack them on top of each other.
2 1/2 cups of hot water was heated and I added 2 tablespoons of coconut oil for a natural moisturizer and 2 tablespoons of baby wash for gentle cleaning. The mixture was blended together and when fully incorporated I poured the liquid slowly over my folded paper towels.
I flipped the towels and poured just a bit more to that side to saturate the bundle. (NOTE: Remember oil and water don’t mix, so have the liquid still swirling when you’re pouring the liquid over the towels)
The Next Batch Will Be Even Quicker
The additional liquid that I didn’t use was stored in a re-purposed jar. If I run out of these baby wipes and still need a few, making another batch will be a snap!
If these additional wipes are used and I have no need for more, I simply wash the jar and return it to my cabinets. (I use these wide-mouth jars for storing leftovers in the fridge). The lidded Tupperware can then be washed out as well & put away.
There ya go – Voila! No additional items bought and no additional containers to the landfill. Win/Win!