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.
- 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.