How to make baby wipes

How to make baby wipes via www.clairekcreations.c

How to make baby wipes via www.clairekcreations.c

Before I became a mum, I was going to be an ‘earth mother.’ Not in a hippy, wear cloth clothes and let my armpit hairs grow sort of earth mother but I was going to do everything naturally.

Everything would be organic. I would make every meal that passed through their beautiful little cherub lips. No artificial creation was every going to touch my perfect baby’s skin.

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I would learn how to make baby wipes, use cloth nappies and only ever wash bub’s clothes in baby and earth friendly washing detergent.

I’m yet to meet anyone who is exactly the type of mum they thought they’d be. I’d be really interested to meet anyone who is and even then, I’d have to admit that I’d be skeptical about their honesty.

How to make baby wipes via www.clairekcreations.c

So it’s fair to say that my kids watch TV (they were NEVER going to), have had fairy bread for dinner (in a moment of sheer desperation and have had their little bums wiped with supermarket wipes pretty much since they were born.

Until recently.

I actually thought that making baby wipes was something difficult. I also had visions of the wipes ripping… yeah I think you get where that one was going. Then a few months ago a friend told me she’d been making her own wipes for years.

So I gave it a go. I am a convert!

DIY Baby Wipes

  • super easy to make
  • strong (no sticking your finger through them)
  • effective
  • inexpensive
  • added bonus of being really good on my sensitive fingers

The unexpected bonus was that for the first year in as long as I can remember, I didn’t get winter eczema or cracked fingers. Some years I get it so bad my fingers bleed (yeah gross I know).

Homemade baby wipes use paper towel as the cloth. Now I know that paper towel does have nasties in it, but, I still feel like it’s better than some of the chemical-loaded baby wipes, plus… they cost a lot less to make than to buy.


How to make baby wipes

You will need:

  • 1 roll Viva paper towel (or another tough one)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 tbsp baby bath wash
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil – antibacterial and moisturising
  • a few drops of essential oil (I use lavender)
  • a container (I use a 1kg yoghurt tub)
  • sharp knife

How to:

  1. Slice the paper towel down the middle.
  2. Squash each half into a tub.
  3. Mix the boiling water, bath wash, coconut oil and essential oil and divide evenly, pour over each of the paper towel rolls.
  4. Leave to rest for a few minutes then pull the middle roll out and pop the lid on.


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  • Lydia Howard

    Reply Reply October 6, 2017

    Hi Claire,

    Just wondering if these could be used as makeup remover wipes, maybe without the essential oil?

    Kind regards,


    • Claire

      Reply Reply October 11, 2017

      I don’t see why not Lydia. You could still use the essential oil. Lavender or tea tree or rose/geranium are what I use on my face. x

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