Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that we started our cloth diapering journey when Charles was about a month old. A little over four months later, we’re still happily using cloth and have a good enough stash to make it all the way to potty training day with our son.
Now, a while back, I started thinking “well this is silly, I’m using washable diapers but still paying for disposable wipes” and so, just as we were starting to run out of the wipes, I started researching homemade wipe recipes. I figured that if there were washable diapers, there most certainly was a possibility for washable wipes as well.
After some research and experimentation, here is what I came up with.
Homemade washable baby wipes
What you need (recipe for a 4cup container):
- 2 cups of water
- 1 tps of vegetable oil (I use olive oil, but you could use what ever you have on hand)
- a couple of drops of castile soap (I used to use Dr. Bronner’s unscented baby soap, but now use the tea tree oil soap because of the oil’s natural anti-septic, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties – plus it adds a great smell!)
- some washcloths (you could use cut up burping cloths or any soft type of fabric)
- a plastic container (I use a 4 cup Ziploc container)
Instructions (you’ve probably figured these out already, but I’m going to go ahead and post them anyways)
We LOVE these! They just go in the wet bag with my son’s diapers and are washed with them. We actually had to use some disposable wipes the other day (because I hadn’t made a fresh batch of wipes ) and were reminded of how much we loathed them!
What kind of wipes do you use? Do you have a great DIY wipe recipe?