How to make your own natural baby or multi-purpose wipes

How to Make Baby/Multi Purpose Baby Wipes

Have you checked the label of the baby or multi-purpose wipes you are currently using?

Head to the supermarket and look at the back of some of the brands of baby or multi-purpose wipes. Although there are safer options out there today it is good to be aware of which ingredients to avoid when buying baby or multi-purpose wipes.

Here are just a few to look out for:

  • Phenoxyethanol – Used as a preservative. It has been linked to eczema and oral exposure can affect nervous system function. Therefore, best to avoid using near children’s mouths.

  • Fragrance –The word “fragrance” or “parfum on the product label represents an undisclosed mixture of various scent chemicals and ingredients used as fragrance dispersants such as diethyl phthalate. Unfortunately manufacturers don’t have to disclose fragrance ingredients. Fragrance mixes have been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system.

  • Parabens – a group of synthetic preservatives. The common ones are methyl-, ethyl-, propyl-, isopropyl-. Concerns that they are hormone disruptors.

If you want to make your own natural, chemical free baby or multi-purpose wipes which are cheaper than buying them and super easy then here are two recipes for you.

A thermomix method using larger paper towel and a conventional method using smaller paper towel.

Now the fun part – making some natural baby or multi-purpose wipes!

Thermomix Method

1 double length roll of Viva paper towel (Big W have these on special on a regular basis)

2 small squirts of natural hand wash

3 Tbsp coconut oil

750g water

100% pure essentials oils (optional for children over 12 months)

Add all of the ingredients to the thermomix bowl (except for
the paper towel).

100 deg, 15mins, speed 1 with the MC off.

Place the paper towel upright in a container. We use a décor 5ltr cereal server and it fits perfect. Once the mixture has finished in the thermomix pour the contents over the paper towel. After it has soaked in remove the cardboard from the centre of the paper towel. Now they are ready to use.

Conventional Method Recipe

I Viva paper towel

2 small squirts of natural hand wash

3 Tbsp coconut oil

500ml water

100% pure essential oils (optional for children over 12 months)

Add all of the ingredients to a pot (except the paper
towel). Heat until the coconut oil is completely melted.

Place the paper towel upright in a container. We use a décor 4ltr container and it fits perfect. Once the mixture is ready, pour the contents over the paper towel. After it has soaked in remove the cardboard from the centre of the paper towel. Now they are ready to use.

Tips

  • If you want to take the baby wipes out with you but don’t want to take the bulky container just put a few in a zip lock bag or small container.

  • Make sure you keep the lid closed on the container in between uses so the wipes don’t dry out.

  • We use the brand Viva for the paper towels as we have found it is thicker than other brands.

  • Do your own research when using pure essential oils, make sure you are using the most appropriate oil and the correct amount for your child. If your child has very senstive skin consider ommiting the essentials oils.

  • These wipes have so many more uses other than just wiping your baby’s bum. You can use your wipes to clean dirty hands and mouths, wipe your makeup off, take them camping when you need to freshen up in between showers and have some in the car for those emergencies.

We love seeing photos and hearing your comments. So please tag us in a photo with your homemade baby wipes (Instagram / Facebook).

Please leave a comment below. We would love to know how you went making your baby wipes.

Baby or Multi-Purpose Wipes

Cal & Dee

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Have you read our blog – How to get your family to be more mindful? Click here for a very insightful blog written by Jodie Evans – Founder of the Mindful Centre.

 

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