I love homemade stuff and making things from scratch because 1. I know where it’s coming from and what it has in it and 2. I feel like SUPERMOM! But, I also struggle with feeling overwhelmed. I’m one of those “if I can’t do it perfect, I don’t want to do it at all” kind of people. Which is REALLY annoying! So, my guilt consumes me when I don’t have time to make up whatever it is and I end up using the store bought kind. And then I go into this “I’m not perfect” depression and just use store bought for about 3 weeks…it’s a vicious cycle I know! Well, anyway, this is one of those things that I LOVE to make at home, but I’m learning to let go and just use my store bought kind when I need to and not be so hard on myself…I mean, after all it’s just baby wipes for good grief…it’s not like I’m letting them jump off the roof or something…yet…
Ok, so first things first…
Ingredients and Supplies Needed:
- 2 Cups distilled water (I use distilled for bacteria reasons, but I have accidentally used tap water and didn’t have any issues. I think as long as you use them quickly, it’s ok)
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil (not pictured because I buy a big gallon and just put it in jar with no label so I figured you could use your imagination for that)
- 2 Tbsp. Dr. Bronners Baby Unscented Liquid Pure-Castile Soap (ok, I’m going to give you a link for this on Amazon because ingredients that I’m not familiar with make me nervous and I shy away from a recipe or project that includes them, and sometimes the only reason I did try something is because I had a direct link to the product) Castile Soap
- 1 roll of papertowels cut in half (I use Brawny select-a-size and love it, but try whatever and experiment until you find the texture, thickness and size you prefer)
- 1 empty baby wipes box
- *10 drops Lavender or Gentle Baby essential oil (this is optional, especially if you aren’t comfortable with essential oils, however I used gentle baby and lavender on my now 3 year old and my 9 month old and I have not had any issues. In fact using these wipes cleared up my middle child’s diaper rash and my baby has never even had a case of it so far. I believe that is from the lack of chemicals and from my personal experience the scent’s of these oils have not caused us any problems.)
Alright, Now for…
First cut the paper towels in half and place in box. (This is your hardest part! But, be smart like me and make your husband do it for you and then it’s pretty simple!
- Warm up the water, just enough to melt the coconut oil. I do mine in the microwave about 1 minute.
- Put coconut oil in and stir until melted.
- Add castile soap and stir
- Add you drops of essential oil if you wish.
- Pour over the paper towels.
6. Pull the cardboard roll out of the middle and squish down and close the lid.
7. Flip upside down and let sit for 5 minutes and then flip over and let sit another 5 minutes.
8. Then reach down into the middle and pull out the lose end and pull through the opening on the lid.
And That’s it! You’ve made…