So, as a mom I can say, baby wipes are my best friend. With every dirty face and sticky finger, I keep a stack of baby wipes near me at all times. However, the chemicals and fragrances that are in them, I have always HATED using them on my children. My poor babies would scream if I wiped them when they had a diaper rash and it took me forever to realize that the wipe was in fact making the rash worse. Nothing like rubbing chemicals on an open wound..
There are a ton of ingredients that are hidden in baby wipes. One being formaldehyde… You may not see it on the label… but it’s there. Formaldehyde releasers are lurking.. Look for these common ones..
How about those lovely carcinogens?? Yup..they are in there. Some to look for are Ethylene Oxide and 1,4-Dioxane.. Cancer Causing… If you can’t find those on the label. Look for these instead.
Bis-PEG/PPG-16/16 PEG/PPG-16/16 Dimethicone
Potassium Laureth Phosphate
Ya no thank you….Solution= Make Non-Toxic baby wipes!!
Thankfully, I represent a non-toxic company (Pure Haven Essentials) that offers a full line of products that makes this recipe so easy. If you do have your own favorite non-toxic, organic brand that you prefer to use.. then you can use that too 🙂
The way to make these baby wipes can not get any easier. It’s minimal ingredients and will take less than a couple minutes.
Things you will need:
1 roll of paper towels
A sharp knife
2 cups distilled water
A container to store wipes
1 Tbsp Non Toxic Hand Sanitizer
2 Tbsp Non Toxic Baby Wash or Shampoo
2 Tbsp Melted Organic Coconut Oil or Olive Oil
A few drops of essential oil (lavender is what I use)
Step 1. Cut Paper Towel Roll In Half with Knife
Step 2. Remove Cardboard from rolls
Step 3. Mix oil, shampoo, sanitizer and essential oil in water
Step 4. Soak both rolls of paper towels in mixture
Wipes are DONE! Easy Peasy! Store in an airtight container.
Another huge benefit to making your own baby wipes is….. SAVING YOU MONEY!! You may not think that it’ll save you a lot, but on average almost $400 is spent yearly on packaged baby wipes. Making your own baby wipes, even ones that are non-toxic will only cost you around $167 a year!
Do you make you own wipes? What are you favorite wipe recipes?