Homemade Baby Wipes
After we talked about the 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 and ingredients for me!
Alot of "recipes" for wipes that I've seen out there use baby shampoo. To me, that isn't much better than the chemical filled baby wipes listed above as most shampoos often contain similar, if not worse, ingredients. So if you are wanting to make your own, totally natural wipes, here's a great recipe!
Homemade Baby Wipes
What You Need:
- 1 cup Filtered Water
- 1 cup Witch Hazel (Where to Buy)
- 1 teaspoon Aloe Vera Gel (Where to Buy)
- 1 drop each Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oil (optional) (Where to Buy)
You can either use good paper towels or scrap fabric for the actual wipes. I recommend using fabric because you can reuse them as much as needed without having to buy more.
Wet wipes and place in a resuable container (you can use an old, clean baby wipes container) or keep the solution in a spray bottle and just spray on towels or cloths as needed. You can make your own cloth wipes (I would recommend using flannel for the fabric) or you can buy an inexpensive set of reusable Flannel Wipes on Amazon to get you started.
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 so you can bring them home to wash. You could also make your own homemade wet bag to store dirty wipes until wash time by making an extra large Homemade Sandwich Bag. The materials are the same!
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Would you ever make homemade cloth baby wipes?
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