Monday Inspiration // Natural Wipes

Last week I watched the video that's gone viral about the Huggies wipes. It was the final push to get me to finally try making my own baby wipes. Ever since I saw this post, I've been inspired to try it out. I'm very weary of long ingredient lists, especially when it's going near my little girl. I had already purchased a large box of Huggies wipes that I kept thinking, once I get through these I'll make my own. But each time I'd pull them out to use, I'd have a little bit of regret. I knew how much happier I'd feel using my own gentle ingredients on her body. I'm thrilled with the result and even get a little excited each time we get to use them! They smell like sweet mint.

1 Roll of paper towels (Viva brand is recommended)
1 3/4 Cup boiled water, cooled but still warm
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Witch Hazel
1 Tbsp Castile Soap (I used Dr. Bronners Peppermint)
3 drops Tea Tree Oil
3 drops Lavender Oil

Cut (with scissors or knife) roll of towels in half. Depending on container shape, you can either keep them in the roll shape or fold them accordion style-my container wasn't tall enough to keep them in the roll so I folded mine. If you keep them in the roll, just remove the cardboard roll from the center and pull your first wipe from the center to start.  

In a separate bowl, mix together all the ingredients (I used a wire whisk). Pour the liquid mixture over the paper towels in their container, drenching towels evenly. 

Put on the lid and let them soak for 10 minutes then flip them upside down to absorb extra liquid. 

*The measurements in this recipe are for one half of the roll of paper towels. So just repeat to use the second half.    

I'm trying to think of the best way to carry around a stack of these homemade wipes in my diaper bag. I may just use a ziplock or a smaller tupperware. Any ideas?


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