Homemade Baby Wipes

One of the expenses that go along with diapering, is the wipes. And the wipes you find in the stores are often irritating to little bums, so making your own is not only inexpensive, but better for your baby’s toosh.


  • 1 Bounty big roll – white, no dyes (I’ve found the natural paper towels fall apart)
  • 1 Tbsp natural baby bath (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp oil – olive, sunflower, jojoba
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water

Method of Preparation

1. Lay paper towel on it’s side and cut in half. Do NOT use a serrated knife. *ahem* I thought this would work better and all it does is shred the paper towel. Use a sharp knife with a straight edge.

2. Take out cardboard tube and discard it.

3. Put the rest of the ingredients in a container with a good sealing lid.

4. Place paper towel in container of liquid and turn upside down to soak through. Pull ‘wipes’ from center of roll.

You can also use the wipe solution for reusable wipes! Just place the fabric wipes in a container and cover with enough solution to soak but not completely saturate the wipes.

Do you use a natural or homemade wipe solution? If so, what do you put in it?

About donielle

Donielle is a natural momma of two, lover of real foods, and owner and editor of Grand Rapids Natural Living and Naturally Knocked Up. You can usually find her in the kitchen whipping up some nourishing foods, cuddled on the couch reading books to the littles, avoiding the laundry and Mt. Saint Dishes, or tapping away on the laptop. Her husband puts up with her sometimes crazy "hippie" ways, but loves her regardless. Welcome to my home away from home.