Making homemade baby wipes is a great way to save money and reduce your environmental footprint. Not only are they much cheaper than pre-made wipes, but they also allow you to control the ingredients that come into contact with your baby's skin. With just a few simple items like castile soap, water, and essential oils, you can make your own batch of natural and safe DIY baby wipes in no time! In this blog post, we will discuss how to make these easy-to-make homemade baby wipes as well as the benefits of doing so. So let’s get started!
You need an old wipes container or a reusable wetbag, thin washcloths (or cut up some old t-shirts!), a teensy squirt of MamaSuds Castile Soap and a little water and you are done! Add a few drops of lavender to help soothe skin or tea tree oil. All natural and nontoxic! I usually make the solution first, swish it around and then dump the cloth wipes in, adding a little water if needed. You want just enough to get everything wet, but not soaked. I used to be diligent about folding, but with a one year old who likes to "help" and two other kids- well, I usually ended up dumping them in!
This makes your wipes free of:
- Methylisothiazolinone (EWG Score: 5)
- Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate [formaldehyde releaser] (EWG Score:6)
- 1,4 Dioxane, which is a by-product of petroleum-based ingredients. This is a great article on what exactly this is.
Skip the store bought throw-away wipes and try reusable ones!