We love their smell, we love their smoothness and we simply cannot do without them. Yes, you guessed it right, we are talking about baby wipes. Apart from gently cleaning our babies, some of us also use them to remove makeup. But, you will not be so sure about their so called “gentleness” once you take a look at the ingredients. Just try finding out about those ingredients and their possible side effects, you will never go anywhere near them again. So, what is the alternative? Try homemade baby wipes that take up very little of your time to make.
You can make disposable or reusable wipes as per your convenience and requirement. You can make disposable wipes by making use of good quality paper towels. Make sure the paper towels are of good quality otherwise, they will rip apart once soaked. Want to go a step further and do some good for the environment? Make reusable wipes by cutting up old T-shirts into small squares (Size is up to you!). They are environment friendly and are also dirt cheap. Just take your paper towels or cloth pieces and have them ready in a suitable box.
Here Are The 5 Simple DIY Homemade Baby Wipes Recipes
Aloe Vera And Essential Oil Wipes solution:
You will need ½ cup water, ¼ cup Aloe Vera gel, 1 tablespoon Calendula oil and 2 drops each of tea tree and lavender oil for making this wipes solution. Make sure your baby is not allergic to essential oils before using them.
Baby Oil And Baby Wash Wipes Solution:
All parents have these ingredients handy and can make this wipes solution in a jiffy with minimal effort. Mix in about 2 cups of water, ½ cup baby oil and ½ cup baby wash together for making the wipes solution. You can also use pure liquid castile soap instead of baby wash.
Aloe Vera, Olive Oil And Soap Wipes Solution:
Take 1 cup of boiled or distilled water, ½ cup Aloe Vera juice, ½ cup witch hazel, 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 tablespoons of liquid castile soap and mix them all together. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance.
Coconut Oil And Baby Wash Wipes Solution:
Mix 2 tablespoons coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of liquid baby wash soap to about 2 cups of distilled water. Have the wipes solution ready in a suitable container.
Chamomile And Almond Oil Wipes Solution:
Steep 2 chamomile tea bags in about 2 cups of hot water. Add 2 teaspoons of almond oil to the chamomile tea and mix well.
For reusable wipes, you can spray the solution on the cloth before cleaning the baby. You can also have the solution ready in a separate container and dip the cloth in and squeeze it before each use. For disposable wipes, just have the paper towels ready in a suitable container and pour the solution over it. It will take about 10 to 15 minutes for the solution to get absorbed. Just flip the container upside down to make sure the solution is absorbed uniformly. That’s it your homemade baby wipes is ready. You can also use paper towel rolls for this purpose. After pouring in the solution, just pull out the cardboard roll in the center. Now, you can start picking out wipes from the innermost part. It is recommended to make homemade baby wipes in small batches that last for about a week or so. As with any other homemade natural stuff, they tend to go bad after a few days. So, make them fresh and stay healthy.