Baby Wipes

One day I was thinking about how I hated the residue and fibers that baby wipes left on my hands and it dawned on me that I put that stuff on my baby’s hey-now every day, all day!  I had heard of people making their own baby wipes, and I already clean poop off her cloth diapers, so I did some research and came up with a recipe I like.

FYI, I don’t usually measure things, but I tried to come up with a good set of measurements here for you guys, because I like you.  I also don’t know if “big squirt” and “little dribble” are really universal measurements.

Here goes:

  • Cut up all those extra receiving blankets (that never really seemed to serve a purpose to me) into about 10x10in squares.  I like them bigger, some people like them smaller.
  • Boil 6 or 8 cups of filtered water – you can do the rest while the water heats up.
  • In 4 pint jars (I like narrow mouth), add the following to the bottom of each:
  • 1 Tbs. Pure Witch Hazel – no alcohol please, I like Thayers
  • 1 Tbs. Pure Aloe.
  • 1 Tbs. Oil – Lots of options here.  I prefer Sweet Almond or Apricot because they are really close to natural skin oils, don’t have much of a smell and are liquid at room temperature.
  • 1 tsp Pure Castile soap – I go Dr. Bronner’s
  • 10 drops Grapefruit Seed Extract – So good to have around because it’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal.  Tons of uses, too.
  • 10 drops essential oils – I mix it up every time.  Tea tree and eucalyptus smells great.
  • Fill the rest of the jars with the boiled water – CAREFUL! – and put the lid on.

So now you have the Wipe Solution in jars.  I use an old plastic wipes container – the kind that snaps closed and has a pretty good seal – and put my cut pieces of fabric in there then pour a jar of solution over them.

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