DIY baby wipes are so easy to make you'll wonder why you've been buying them this whole time. You can make your own homemade wipes with flannel cloth and DIY baby wipe solution with water, castile soap and oil. Read on to learn the full recipe.
Why you should make your own baby wipes
Making your own baby wipes is a super simple project that will save you money and help eliminate excess waste.
If you have a little one and can't get out of the house or the store is sold out of wipes then this recipe can save your (little one's) butt. The best part is you probably already have all the ingredients.
There are two ways you can make these wipes. Using reusable cloth pieces from my unpaper towel tutorial or with disposable paper towels. Which route you decide to take is personal choice.
For me, using cloth wipes is fine for small messes and when babies pee. If they have a full blowout- I'm going to go with disposable. Just being honest.
I like to give people all the options and let them decide for themselves.
You don't have to use these wipes only on babies. They are perfect for anytime you need to freshen up but don't have time to take a shower, after you hit the gym or cleaning up messes or spit up.
If you want a wipe recipe that will also kill germs then checkout my disinfectant wipe tutorial (don't use these on skin, they are just for cleaning surfaces)
Check out the video here
Ingredients for DIY baby wipe solution
Other supplies for Homemade baby wipes
- Waterproof container like a coffee can, Tupperware or old plastic baby wipe container.
- Roll of paper towels or cloth towels.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowl or jar
Directions for DIY Baby Wipes
- Boil 2 cups of hot water and let cool until it is still hot but won't burn you.
- Stir in two tablespoons of castile soap or baby shampoo.
- Stir in two tablespoons of oil.
- If you are using paper towels, cut the roll in half and put it in your waterproof container.
- If you are using cloth wipes, roll them up and place them into the waterproof container.
- Pour the solution onto the paper towels or cloth and let it soak in.
- Use your wipes.
Castile soap is soap made with vegetable oils rather than animal fat. It is named after Castile, Spain where it originated. Castile soap can be in either liquid or solid form.
Any 100% cotton fabric will do. I like cotton flannel but terry cloth will work too.
You can use baby oil, olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil or jojoba. Any oil that is safe to ingest or use on the skin is fine.
That depends. There may some initial costs if you need to buy any of the supplies and cloth for the re-usable ones but after those initial costs you can save money by making your own depending on how much you spend on supplies and what brand of wipes you normally buy. The prices are very subjective.
Have you made your own baby wipes before? Let me know your best tips in the comments!