I’m EXCITED to start making things at home, especially when there are stories everywhere about big companies putting sh*tty, dangerous ingredients in baby products, including wipes (I’m looking at you HUGGIES).
Below is my favorite recipe, mostly because of the apricot oil and castile soap, but my instinct is to substitute chamomile instead of tea tree. This is just personal preference because my skin has always reacted so poorly to tea tree.
So the basic idea is to take a roll of paper towel and cut it in half, then remove the cardboard core. What’s left is a tube that you can pull from, through a narrow plastic top opening (like the typical baby wipe container or even more like the household wipes style tube container.) Once you’ve got your half roll and your container, you just poor on the solution and then let it soak in. VOILA!
Homemade Natural Baby Wipe Solution
• 1 tablespoon almond or apricot oil
• 1 tablespoon Dr Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap (comes in several natural scents)
• 2 drops tea tree essential oil (an antibacterial agent)
• 1 drop lavender essential oil
• 1 cup water
The baby wash and baby oil method is also popular, and the instructions are good on these: