Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Make Your Own Baby Wipes

Using a bread knife or an electric kitchen knife, cut a roll of paper towels in half, so you have two short rolls. Remove the cardboard center, and place the towels in an airtight container (old wipes container or Rubbermaid container). Or use old flannel receiving blankets cut into small pieces or blue shop towels or other soft cloths. Pour one of the following recipes over the towels.

Lisa's Baby Wipes
1/8 - 1/4 c oil (mineral or baby oil)
1/8 - 1/4 c baby shampoo
1-1/2 - 2 cups water 8 drops of lavender oil
5 drops of tea tree oil (optional)
Add the baby shampoo last, mix the solution gently.

Another Recipe
2-1/4 cups water
2 tbsp baby shampoo
1 tbsp baby oil

Anti-fungal Baby Wipes
1/2 c. distilled water
1/4 c. vinegar
1/4 c. aloe vera gel
1 TBS. calendula oil
1 drop lavender essential oil 1 drop tea tree essential oil
Note: If baby has a really red, raw diaper rash omit the vinegar.

Or just keep a roll of toilet paper on the changing table and flush them away!

Have another recipes for homemade baby wipes? Email me, so I can share it here.

1 comment:

  1. OK, I just made my first baby wipes. My older DD is almost 4 1/2 years old. What took me so long?!?!?! That was so easy!!! I just did the water/shampoo/baby oil recipe. And it's way cheaper and better than store-bought wipes. OK, your turn... now go try it! :)