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.
The basic ingredients:
- 1 roll of heavy-duty paper towels
- Rubbermaid #6 or #8 container- (Old wipes containers, plastic shoe box containers, old plastic coffee containers, empty gallon plastic ice cream buckets also work or even a clip-on box or Tupperware type box, and you could just use smaller boxes to transfer into for the car or handbag.)
- 1 3/4 cups boiled water (or distilled)-cooled but still warm – (can just use regular water if you use them in less than a week as we do)
- 1 Tablespoon of pure aloe vera
- 1 Tablespoon of pure Witch Hazel Extract
- 1 teaspoon of Liquid Castille Soap(we use Dr. Bronner’s)
- 2 capsules of Vitamin E (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil (optional)
- Essential Oils of choice (optional to use 6 drops each of orange or lavender, or tea tree – over 6 months only)
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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