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.

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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