Homemade Baby Wipes

I love trying new things, and I love them even more when they are super simple to make. When I found out I was pregnant again, my mum gave me a book called “Mother's little helper” – by Wendyl Nissen. Now mum has been into all things natural for a while, and makes a few of Wendyl’s products already, so I was eager to see what things I could make myself.

The first thing that stood out to me (and is what this post is about) were the baby wipes. I already have a super sensitive toddler, and I am particular with what wipes we use on him, the washing powder he uses, and the soap etc. I think we sometimes tend to forget about the chemicals that are out there, especially in kids and baby products, so if there is a way I can reduce the exposure my kids have to chemicals, then I will definitely give it a try.

So when I saw a 3 ingredient all natural 3 ingredient recipe for baby wipes, I was super excited to give it a try.

Here is what you need:
½ cup water
1 tbsp rosewater
1 tbsp witch hazel
 (Paper towel/Chux – and a sealable container)

 Pour some of the mixture into the bottom of a plastic container (I used a Sistema because it seems to close better, and the paper towels fit on there folded in half), and then pull apart the paper towels (you can also get the ones that are half the size of a regular one) and place them in the bottom of the container, lay them down in batches of 10, and then pour some more mixture, continue layering until the paper towels are soaked.

Wendyl suggests using Chux cloths as an alternative to the paper towels, as you can reuse them – I would personally use them for the hands and face, but will stick to the paper towel for the nappy ones (just because I hate washing).
Another thing I plan to do, is to put some in zip lock bags in the fridge, that way when we go out, I can just grab a pack from there head out.

The rosewater and witch hazel I got were preservative free – so these bad boys are going to stay in the fridge, as they will go off in summer. For winter time – I would think they would be fine to keep out. You can also just make up the mixture and dampen the paper towels as and when you need them (which I also plan on doing).
As my toddler is about 95% potty trained, I will be using these on his face and hands mainly, so it makes me feel better knowing that I am not using any nasty chemicals on his skin. I plan to use these for the baby too. We had a test run with them already and they were great - especially great to wipe the face in the heat.

I was super impressed with how easy these are to make, and they are so inexpensive which is even better. I ended up doubling the recipe and using about 3/4 of a roll of paper towel, I did not realise how much the paper towels absorbed, so there is enough liquid in there to add more paper towels.

Wendyl’s products are 100% natural – and are all made locally in Auckland. The products all use simple ingredients such as baking soda, borax, vinegar, soda ash, and oxygen bleach.
If you have not already popped over to Wendyl’s online store, I urge you to. You can pick up already made products (including the baby wipe solution – score!!!), as well as the recipes in case you are not a DIY’er – there are very few places that will actually give you the recipes of the products they sell nowadays.
   
I have teamed up with Wendyl and her son Daniel who have kindly given me a AWESOME hamper full of their baby products to giveaway:

Here’s what you can win:
Make sure to pop on over to Wendy's facebook page and say hi,

If you would like to win all of the above (I mean who wouldn’t) then enter below
Girl On A Missi0n - Wendyl's Natural Baby Product Giveaway
**** Congratulations to HOLLY DEAN ****

You can also see Wendyl's recipe here

LET'S BE FRIENDS


10 comments

  1. Awesome giveaway Claire - and I love the all natural wipe recipe! I must give it a try.

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    1. Thanks Charlene, defo let me know if you give it a try! I'm loving them - I keep them in the fridge, and they are great to wipe little mouths and hands - esp in this weather

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  2. I use water wipes, but good to now know an alternative I can make at home. I wonder if there are softer paper options that are eco/natural to use rather than paper towel.

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    1. Hmm - I will look into the eco/natural option - once these are wet, they are super soft tho - I use them on my little ones face, and they are great once they have been in the fridge, would be good to be able to flush them in the loo as well - will let you know if I find an alternative, otherwise you could try the chux cloths - and wash them (I'm far too lazy for that) :)

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  3. I love Wendyl's recipes - I already make a lot of the cleaners and laundry liquid. These wipes look so easy to make, and after having another baby 2 weeks ago it's perfect timing to give them a go. I love a natural option!

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    1. Awe congrats. I recently made the peppermint toilet cleaner, and love it, she has some great recipe's, definitely going to start making some more of my own things, it's not only cheaper, but they are natural which I love. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  4. I am so giving this a go, would love to find an easy natural alternative which is easy on the pocket as well, Thanks :)

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  5. Thanks for stopping by - these will defo save you some $$$

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  6. This is a fantastic idea. Im always cautious about using certain brands of baby wipes when it comes own to the possibility of chemicals or they might irritate my sons eczema or hubbys psoriasis

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  7. I've never made my own wipes before, but that looks so easy. And I love the natural essential oils. Thanks for sharing with the Blog Fair.

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