Have you ever read the back of a baby wipes container? Most of the ingredients I cannot even pronounce let alone have any idea what they are. Recently I have been reading more about the type of products I use on my son which is when I discovered some parents are making homemade baby wipes. Initially I wondered, how complicated is it? Well, it is not the least bit complicated, it just takes a few extra minutes of your time.
Before I share my recipe for homemade baby wipes, I will preface this by saying there are several variations of recipes on the internet. You can Google “homemade baby wipes” to review alternative recipes. I created this recipe to fit my family’s needs. I chose to incorporate coconut oil into my recipe since it is moisturizing. Recently my son has been experiencing diaper rash, so I thought that would be soothing and calming to his skin. In fact, doctors even recommend parents of infants massage their babies with coconut oil after a bath. (You can learn more about the health benefits of coconut oil here).
How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes with Coconut Oil
1 paper towel
1 plastic container
1 cup boiled water
1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
1 tablespoon organic baby soap
Cut one paper towel roll in half with a sharp knife, an electric knife would be best. Place one half of the paper towel roll in the plastic container.
Boil one cup of water and let it cool down before adding ingredients. Then add 1 tablespoon coconut oil and 1 tablespoon organic baby soap. Mix thoroughly.
Pour the mixture over the paper towel roll inside the container and close the container. Allow the container to sit for 10 minutes then flip the container over and allow it to sit an additional 10 minutes to ensure the paper towel roll is fully saturated. Then open the container and pull out the inner cardboard ring. That’s it! You now have homemade baby wipes with coconut oil.
Depending on the size of your container, you may need to reduce the size of your paper towel roll. My paper towel roll was about ¾ full and it fit nicely into my container. If your paper towel roll is larger, you may want to increase the amount of water, coconut oil and baby soap mixture you are using, just be sure to add carefully because you do not want the wipes to be too wet or oily.
On a side note, if your child suffers from diaper rash and Desitin does not do the trick, my doctor recommended Calmoseptin for my son and it works wonderfully.
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Lily de Grey says
You’re a genius, Kelli! I’ve been looking for a solution for the baby wipe issue—they always disappear too quickly! Does coconut oil have disinfectant properties, or is that what the baby soap is for? I’m excited to try this when I get home from work!
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I dont know if you’ll see this comment… I want to try this, but I find coconut oil is ‘hard’ at lower temps, so are these baby wipes totally soft? or do they get crunchy? In what time frame do you use them up?
Hi Stephanie, Mine stayed soft. I think I used mine up within a week or two. Hope that helps.
Thanks for a wonderful diy baby wipes. I’ve been using them and never will go back to store bought wipes. Can you please tell me how to make the printable labels?
What size container did you use?