How to Make Your Own Baby Wipes from Home

Our Parent Liaison Administrator, Catherine, shares her tips on how to make your own baby wipes at home and why we encourage this. At a time when there is a shortage of essentials, these could really help at home!

These wipes are simple to make and are a great alternative to commercial wet wipes that are known for damaging the environment and contribute to plastic pollution. Take a look at our blog on DIY wipes for more information on their harmful ingredients.

Nursery made wipes

  • 1 roll of heavy duty paper towels (Note: Bounty for wipes. cheap paper towels do not work for wipes)
  • Asda square deep container with orangy coloured lid 1pound each. 
  • Alternatively, Rubbermaid #6 or #8 container-
  • 1 3/4 cups boiled water (or distilled)-cooled but still warm     
  • Please use Naissance brand products (vegan, cruelty free, natural products)
  • 1 Tablespoon of naissance pure aloe vera.
  • 1 Tablespoon of naissance pure Witch Hazel Extract
  • 1 teaspoon of naissance liquid castile soap
  • 10 drops Naissance Grapefruit Seed Extract or 2 capsules of Naissance Vitamin E (optional)
  • Naissance Essential oils of choice (optional- I use 6 drops each of orange and lavender)

How to Make Homemade Natural Baby Wipes

  1. Cut the roll of paper towels in half using a sharp knife
  2. If using a plastic shoe box or old wipe container, accordion fold the wipes into the container. If using a Rubbermaid #6 container or asda square £1.00 lidded container with orange lid, place the wipes, cut side down in container.
  3. In bowl or quart size jar mix the water, aloe, witch hazel, castille soap, GSE/Vitamin E and oil and stir.
  4. Add essential oils if desired and stir.
  5. Pour over paper towels in container and let absorb- this takes about 5-10 minutes.
  6. Flip the container over to make sure wipes are well soaked.
  7. Pull the cardboard roll out from the inside.
  8. This should also pull the innermost wipe out and start them for you. Depending on the brand of paper towels you use, you might have to experiment with the amount of water to get the right amount
  9. Use as you would regular wipes, and smile, knowing you are not causing your beautiful child any future health problems!

Note: If your child has extremely sensitive skin, you may need to leave out the essential oils or use calendula or chamomile.

Take a look at the other various ways that Castile Soap can come in handy for around the house.

Give it a go and let us know what you think! Don’t forget to check out our YouTube channel for more tutorials, activity ideas and learning tools.

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