Homemade Baby Wipes
1 roll standard *Bounty paper towels
1 tablespoon organic almond oil (or other preferred skin-friendly oil)
1 tablespoon eco-friendly baby wash
1 cup warm water
if desired - 1-2 drops of your favorite essential oil; I use lavender
1 3-qt capacity reusable sealable container (I use the Rubbermaid #6 "servin' saver")
This recipe is from my sister-in-law.
1. Slice paper towel roll in half; set aside unused portion for next batch of baby wipes. Remove cardboard from center. Place roll half on its end in the container.
2. Fill measuring cup with 1 cup warm water. Add oil and baby wash. Mix well. ( Note - if you put the wash and oil before water, you'll end up with a bubbly mess). Pour mixture evenly over roll. Cover container. Wait at least five minutes before using to allow for maximum absorption of water.
3. When ready, pull wipes from center of roll. Usually just one or two can do the trick!
* Although I'm not a huge fan of Bounty, they so far have proven to be the only paper towel that will actually maintain its shape and durability for such a "difficult" job. If anyone knows of a more eco-friendly, durable brand of paper towel, PLEASE DO TELL!!! I would love to know!
YIELD: A standard sized roll of Bounty will yield 56 wipes per batch (that's 112 wipes per roll). If you buy a roll that has the smaller "customizable" perforations, you'll get even more wipes (this is the route I usually go).
Lastly, if you end up purchasing the new Super Rolls they have now, you'll need to double the recipe so that your wipes aren't too dry: 1 - 3/4 to 2 cup water, 2 tablespoon oil, 2 tablespoon wash.