I’ve been pinning different DIY baby wipe recipes and decided to give one a whirl. After making two successful batches, I learned that most paper towels have formaldehyde in them. Some baby wipes have this ingredient as well. R-uh r-oh. I’m not sure what the impacts of formaldehyde on babies are, and I don’t want to find out. But making wipes are so easy and so cost effective, once I settle on a solution, I’ll probably bottle it and wet a washcloth with the mixture as needed when it’s time to change diapers.
Here’s how I made my first batch:
1. Cut Costco’s Kirkland Signature paper towel roll in thirds. A lot of recipes call for Bounty, but I found that the Costco brand holds up very well.
2. Add 1 – 2 tbsp of coconut oil and 2 drops of baby wash to 2 cups of warm water. Make sure the coconut oil dissolves.
3. Put a third of the paper towel roll into a tupperware container.
4. Pour solution over paper towel making sure the roll is saturated.
5. Close container and shake; then re-open container to remove the cardboard insert.
I happened to use these wipes to take off my make-up and loved the results. My face was super soft and my make-up came off pretty quickly.
I’ll definitely continue making these wipes for my face, but I’m not sure if I’ll continue using them for Baby Popcorn. I still have other recipes to try out. One includes Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap, witch hazel extract, Vitamin E oil among other yummy ingredients.
Do you use DIY wipes for your baby? What recipe do you use?