Homemade Wipes

Sean and I were a little surprised to see all the chemicals in baby wipes and by the price of all things baby, plus Junia has had some pretty hardcore diaper rash and we are trying to keep that under control (it seems to be helping!) So we've been making our own (it's true we haven't been making our own paper towels). Here is our recipe.

Homemade Booty Wipes

1 Roll of paper towels cut in half
1 Drop Essential oil of your choice (we've used lilac)
1 T Olive oil
1 T Baby Soap (we are using some low chemical hippy organic-y soap for people with allergies)
1 Cup of water

Cut a paper towel roll in half and remove the cardboard center. Pull out the end of the paper towels from the center of the roll. Put in a container with a lid. Pull wipes starting from the center of the roll not the outside layer. Heat up the water until its warm, add olive oil, soap and essential oil. Stir it and then pour the liquid over the papertowel roll. Let the paper towels absorb the liquid. Tada you've got homemade wipes. Enough to last about a week. Honestly, it takes less than 5 minutes.


  1. Rachel,

    That is a fantastic idea! I never would have thought of that. Def. banking that.

  2. I'm really interested in what hippy soap you're using. lol
    I like Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild. For my bum, not my baby's. Obvi.

    At first I thought you were going to tell us that you were making reusable wipes, which is a lot more common than I would have originally thought. There are women in JoAnn's all the time getting flannels for the sole purpose of making wipes. Also, the Mennonite women who come in and buy fabric for their cloth diapers recommend dark patterned flannels-- they wash just as well, but, uh, don't show little stains.

  3. We aren't using cloth wipes because we can't add ANOTHER load of laundry.


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