Home-made diaper wipes

  • 1 roll of heavy duty paper towels (Note: I use Bounty for wipes. I don’t use them in my kitchen, but cheap paper towels do not work for wipes… Been there, done that)
  • container ideas:  ( Rubbermaid # 6 or even #8 would work, also old wipes containers, old plastic coffee containers or empty gallon plastic ice cream buckets also work. )
  • 1 3/4 – 2 cups boiled water
  • 1 Tablespoon of pure Witch hazel (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Liquid Baby Soap
  • 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Essential Oils of choice



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Cut the roll of paper towels in half using a sharp knife

  • If using a old wipe container, accordion fold the wipes into the container. If using a Rubbermaid #6 container, place the wipes, cut side down in container.
  • In bowl, measuring cup or quart size jar mix the water, 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of liquid baby soap
  • Add essential oils if desired and stir.
  • Pour over paper towels in container and let absorb, this takes about 5-10 minutes.
  • Flip the container over to make sure wipes are well soaked.
  • If using a container like mine wait until the paper towels are wet and pull the cardboard roll out from the inside This should also pull the innermost wipe out and start them for you. Depending on the brand of paper towels you use, you might have to experiment with the amount of water to get the right amount. And wal-la! you have diaper wipes that cost less and that are better for your children.




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