Saturday, March 15, 2014

{diy disposable baby wipes}

Today I am going to give you my recipe for homemade wipes
But before i begin, i wanted to say thank you to everyone who wrote me emails & left comments regarding my last post. I was blown away by the response i got! I am so happy that i was able to encourage some mamas out there with my story. Thank you all so much for your encouragement as well!! 
Things are slowly getting better here, long story short, our boy has some tummy issues. We started taking him to my naturopathic doctor, & we are beginning to understand whats been going on. Hoping to get our little guy fixed up soon! & hoping he starts sleeping longer than 30min- 1 hour at a time.. Will share more as i know more

But anyways, on to the post
We are FINALLY breaking out our cloth diapers for Liam,  ready to start saving money again! & we're finally caught up on regular laundry...after 4 months haha
We saved so much money cloth diapering our daughter, & now, our son is using her diapers. Just goes to show they are worth the initial investment!
Both of our kids have super sensitive skin. Especially on their little bottoms ;) 
So with our daughter. i used cloth wipes and a hypoallergenic bottom spray.
for our son, i wanted to try something else
so i made these! & i love them! 
after ONE day of using them, his little bum rash cleared up & we've been using them ever since
I am most definitely a believer
We all know the health & moisturizing benefits of coconut oil
& if you use a good baby wash or Dr. Bronners, you can't lose!
Try them out for yourself! 
What you need:
A roll of paper towels 
Your favorite ph balanced baby wash or Dr. Bronners soap 
virgin unrefined coconut oil
a container with a lid for the wipes
a big knife
Begin by cutting your paper towel roll in half
Use a cutting board!  I didn't cut on my table, this pic was a fake ;)
Choose the half you want to use & remove the cardboard center
Put the other half somewhere until you're ready to make your next batch
stuff your half roll into chosen container 
Mix 1 Tablespoon coconut oil & 1 Tablespoon baby wash with 1 1/2 cups hot water 
The hot water will help the coconut oil melt
We love Honest co baby wash! It smells so yummy! Plus i trust all the ingredients 
Pour your mixture over the paper towel roll in the container
To use:
Pull from the center of the roll , tear at perforation, replace lid
easy peasy!
You will get a good sized wipe, made with ingredients you trust!
{Here's a summarization in one picture to pin to pinterest or to save you your computer :) }

Happy saturday :)


  1. I make Cash's wipes, too. I first mix our ingredients together in the container & then add the paper towel. I flip over for about 20 minutes so that it soaks into the paper towel. I also leave in my cardboard insert & once I flip it back over, I take out the insert. It's super easy to remove. :)

  2. I made these today and LOVE them! I was excited because I had all the ingredients already (except an appropriate container) so it was so easy! I think the only difference is I decided to boil the water first because I used straight tap water. They are so nice and soft, and clean little bums much better than the store bought wipes I was using before. I was a little skeptical about the strength (like tearing) but that doesn't seem to be an issue at all. Thanks so much for posting this! (Coconut oil is probably my most favorite product ever)

  3. Hi there, this is a wonderful idea, but how do the towels refrain from turning into mush? I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  4. Hey Lady! Hope everything is going well for you as you're in the transition of 1 to 2 kiddos. Haven't seen any new blogs in a bit and just wanted to let ya know I'm praying for you and your little family! I've only got 1 kiddo and I'm amazed you even blog occasionally! ;) Blessings!