How to Make Disposable Diaper Wipes

I started making my own disposable diaper wipes a few years ago.  I love them!  They are more natural and cheaper than the store-bought version. 
Now, I use cloth diapers, so I use cloth wipes, but I wanted to share how to do this with my disposable diaper friends.  I am going to use mine as eye make-up disposable wipes.
 You will be amazed at how easy it is to do.  Are you ready?

Homemade Disposable Diaper Wipes

  • Bounty Paper Towels (select-a-size)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons baby wash (natural if possible)
  • 2 tablespoons oil (canola oil, olive oil, and coconut oil work)
  • container
  • tea tree oil (optional
1.  Cut the rolls of paper towels in half with a serrated knife.
2. Pour water into container.  Add baby wash and oil.  Stir.
3.  Add 2 drops of tea tree oil (used to prevent mold) optional.
4.  Drop the half a roll of paper towel into the water.  Wait until water has soaked into the paper towels and remove the center cardboard tube.
5.  Pull wipes up from the center.

Step 1

Cut paper towel in half with serrated knife over cutting board.

 Step 2

Add to the container: 2 cups water, 2 tablespoons oil, 1-2 tablespoons baby wash (and totally optional 2 drops tea tree oil).  Stir.

Step 3

Drop paper half roll paper towel (fuzzy side down) into solution.  Wait for cardboard to soften in water and remove.   Pull wipes from center.
 **A note of caution. **
If you seal the lid on tightly, you are almost guaranteed for your wipes to mold at some point.   I just leave the lid cracked open and have not had a problem with that. 
How about you, have you used your own wipes before?  Do you have any questions about the process? 
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