Homemade Wipes Tutorial

I’ve been using regular store bought baby wipes for years. But it wasn’t until recently I found out that you can make your own through a Pinterest post and sometimes I do get very mild irritation from commercial wipes. So this is perfect! I’ve experimented a few times and changed the ingredients use apart from this original post on Life and Times with the Ehingers.

Things you will need:

  • half roll of Bounty Select-a-Size
  • some kind of container to squish it all in (I used a Ziploc container I found at Target)
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoon
  • 1/2 tbsp-1 tbsp liquid castile soap (this determines how soapy your wipes will be)
  • 1/2 tbsp-1 tbsp sweet almond oil (this determines how oily your wipes will be)
  • 3 drops of tea tree oil (optional)
  • 5-10 drops of lavender oil (optional)
  • 1-2 cups of water (filtered and boiled, also this will determine how moist your wipes will be)

Homemade Wipes Tutorial
Steps:

  1. Cut your Bounty in half and use only half roll per container.
  2. Filter and boil your water.
  3. Must let it cool to room temp before you put it into your container.
  4. When the water is about room temp put it into the container and mix in the soap, sweet almond oil, and essential oils.
  5. Place the half roll of Bounty into the container, close it and turn it upside down so the mixture can be soaked up evenly.
  6. Wait an hour or two and your wipes are ready to be used! (Remember to remove the tissue roll in the middle before you use it)

Homemade Wipes Tutorial
NOTES:

  • The Essential Oils you choose to use will give it a nice fresh scent.
  • 1 roll of Bounty makes for 2 containers worth of wipes. The last batch I had lasted me a month. I had one in the bathroom and one in the bedroom.
  • It’s a lot cheaper, with no irritation and I know what’s in them so I have peace of mind.
  • The essential oils are optional for those with really sensitive skin.
  • The ingredients can be adjusted to suit your needs.
  • I got most of my ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs and the oils are from Whole Foods.
  • Please DO NOT throw these into the toilet after use

Homemade Wipes Tutorial

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