With this Homemade Baby Wipes Recipe, you can make your own baby wipes at home for less than a dollar a box!
This is a big savings considering you can spend up to five dollars for a box of wipes, depending on the brand. These wipes smell so good, they are soft, and they don’t contain any harsh chemicals. They even look pretty in a cute container on the changing table. If you need some for the diaper bag, you can grab a few and place them in a smaller container with a lid for safe keeping. What I like to do is refill a purchased travel size plastic baby wipe container for the diaper bag with my own homemade wipes.
The container I used is pictured above with the lid. It is a Better Homes and Gardens 7.5 cup flip-tite square plastic container. Everything you need is shown above. I simply cut a roll of paper towels in half to get the size right for my plastic container and saved the other half for the next time I make wipes. I like to get a brand that has select-a-size sheets so I can get the right amount of wipe for the job. Once I found the container I liked, the whole project from start to finish took less than 10 minutes. These wipes are a perfect gift for a new mommy. Make sure you print the recipe and give her some extra supplies so she can continue to make her own.
- Cut paper towel roll in half with a serrated knife, a bread knife works great.
- Place one of the halves in the square container.
- Boil 2 cups of water for 2 minutes.
- Add liquid bath soap and baby oil to the boiled water.
- Pour mixture evenly over paper towels.
- Pull out the cardboard core of the paper towel roll. It comes out easily once it is wet.
- Place lid on container.
- Keep the lid securely on the container until ready to use, start by pulling the wipes from the center of the roll, and then replace lid after each use.
- The wipes should stay wet and fresh for up to a week. If you haven't used all of the wipes and they start to dry out, simply add some boiled water to refresh the roll.