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The Best Baby Wipes Recipe Ever

This easy tutorial breaks down how you can make the best baby wipes using paper towels, coconut oil, and essential oils in a container!

I found the best baby wipe recipe ever!  Since I started using these wipes, my kiddos have yet to have diaper rash! I knew I needed a solution to helping my baby’s bottoms. So I searched all over the internet for recipes to make baby wipes at home. I didn’t want harsh chemicals on their tushies, so I wanted to keep it simple.

The Best Baby Wipes Recipe Ever (Plus It’s Homemade)!

The Best Paper Towel Baby Wipes

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Ingredients For Best Baby Wipes:

  • Paper Towel Roll
  • Sharp Knife
  • Coconut Oil
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Cups Water
  • Container (glass is best but plastic works too)

Step One:

Cut the paper towel roll in half using a super sharp knife. You really have to saw the paper towel roll.

The Best Paper Towel Baby Wipes

Step Two:

The next step for making the best baby wipes is to melt the coconut oil down to a liquid.  I usually use 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil with a drop or two of water.  I continually stir the coconut oil so it doesn’t burn over medium heat. It really takes a few minutes to turn to a liquid. If you have no patience for boiling down the coconut oil, you can buy it in an actual oil to squeeze into the container.

The Best Paper Towel Baby Wipes

Step Three:

Pour the 2 cups of water in the container.

Step Four:

Carefully pour the coconut oil into the water.

Step Five:

Add in 3-4 drops of lavender essential oils and mix everything together. This is the foundation of the best baby wipes.

The Best Paper Towel Baby Wipes

Step Six:

Put one of the halves of the paper towel roll in the container.

Paper towels in plastic container with solution #diy #babywipes

Slowly, push the half of the paper towel roll down into the container so you can put the lid on it.  It smooshes really easily.

The Best Paper Towel Baby Wipes

Step Seven:

Put the lid on the container.

Container filled with paper towels with lid #diy #babywipes

Turn the container upside down for 15-20 minutes to let all of the liquid absorb into the paper towel. You will see the liquid slowly making its way down the paper towel roll to make the best baby wipes ever!

The Best Paper Towel Baby Wipes

Step 8:

After the 15-20 minutes, open the container and pull out the cardboard middle. You have just made the best baby wipes ever!

Pulling the cardboard out of the center of the paper towels #diy #babywipes
Now you have homemade, natural best baby wipes! I have found that one batch lasts about a week or two. Make sure you seal it really well after each use so you can get the longest use out of one batch. It can get moldy if too much air gets into the container, which is why it is so important to keep the lid on tight!
Paper Towel Baby Wipes with the center pulled up #babywipes #diy

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  1. Thank you for sharing this. I was wondering what are some other essential oils that could be used for wipes geared for adults particularly women? I’m looking to make wipes that provide a pleasant smell, cleanliness and most importantly soothing properties.

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