After we talked about the dangerous scaries in toilet paper and moist wipes last week it raised some questions about baby wipes and if they are safe to use. So I did a little investigation and here's what I found:
This is a list of ingredients from the Unscented Soft Care Pampers Wipes. If you want the info on what each of these chemicals are you can find them below:
Water, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Bis PEG/PPG 16/16 Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dipropylene Glycol
Um, no thank you. A few too many chemicals for me!
Alot of "recipes" for wipes that I've seen out there use baby shampoo. Too me that isn't any better than the chemical filled baby wipes listed above! So if you are wanting to make your own, totally natural wipes, here's a great recipe!
Homemade Baby Wipes
- 1 c. water
- 1 c. witch hazel
- 1 t. aloe vera gel
- 1 drop each lavender and tea tree essential oil (optional)
You can either use good paper towels or scrap fabric for the wipes. I recommend using fabric as I suspect that paper towels are made in a similar way to Kleenex. Wet wipes and place in a resuable container or keep the solution in a spray bottle and just spray on towels or rags as needed. I have the cloth wipes pictured above, you can buy the same ones from Amazon or just make your own!
And if you want to take your wipes on the go, just soak or spray ahead of time and take along with you in a plastic baggie! Don't forget your wet bag to store the dirty ones.
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