These DIY Baby Wipes are an easy, chemical free way and gentle way to take care of baby. Use these in the car, on baby, or for makeup remover.
Although a few years ago, I didn’t really understand why anyone would want to DIY anything OR buy better… I’m thankful for the few people in my life that have helped me come to the realization that you can’t put your health in the hands of anyone else – only yourself.
Over the last few years I have worked so hard to replace toxic items in our household for better products for myself, kids and husband.
We have been successful doing that ~ and what we have discovered is that it really is cost effective to make your own, not to mention safer from the perspective that you avoid the synthetic chemicals in your products disguised under the label of fragrance.
It’s scary y’all, it really is.
These DIY Baby Wipes are SO easy to make – even easier if you have an empty Coconut Oil container that is waiting for the perfect up cycle project. We were fortunate that had a tub in our pantry that was empty and needing a good wash… minutes later, we were able to give it a second life.
And that is simply awesome – if anything, I hope that this inspires you to DIY more of your personal care and household items to do better for your family. Although we can’t live perfect.. we can do quite a bit to reduce our toxic burden.
To make these wipes, start by washing out an old Costco Coconut Oil container and giving it a nice pat down to dry it off. Then, pull the lid off of an old pack of Huggies soft pack wipes … and lay it on the top of the coconut oil lid.
Using a pencil (a pen won’t work!) trace the inside (not outside!) of the lid — then kindly ask your spouse to use an exacto knife to cut that piece out. Hot glue the plastic Huggies lid down and voila – you have a wipes container 😉
Mix up the solution (recipe below)… and set it to the side. Using a serrated knife, cut the paper towels in half – it’ll take quite some elbow… but then perhaps you are stronger than I am. I like to use a really strong paper towel like Viva or, Brawny select a size – anything less will not hold up too well.
Lay the serrated half down on it’s side (with the raggedy edge to the left or right) and push down on the top of the half, then try to fold it the longer way so it will squeeze through the top of the coconut oil container.
Once in the container, pour your solution over the top, put the top on and give it a good shake… then open up the lid and pull out the cardboard tube in the middle of the paper towels.. and feed the paper towels through the top. You have yourself DIY Baby Wipes.
You can use these in the house…
Or, in the car…
Or, as your own makeup remover too.
We don’t worry too much about mold, because we tend to use them up within a week – but if you are concerned, feel free to add a tsp of Vitamin E in there.
We incorporated Essential Oils Tea Tree & Lavender into our Baby Wipes – we are confident in using Young Living simply because we love their transparency – not only are they high quality oils, we know exactly how they are grown, taken care of and we can visit the farms at any time – they are a full disclosure company.
I LOVE that, for the same reasons that I am passionate about where my milk comes from, and because I love to know where my local, organic produce is grown (hence why we are part of a very close knit CSA).
Find out more about how you can enjoy Young Living Essential Oils for your own family.
Original wipes recipe found on Lovely Little Life