Want to know what’s in the baby wipes we purchase from the store?
Pampers Clean and Go Wipes Contain:
Water, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Caprylic Triglyceride, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Sodium Hydroxymethlyglycinate, Citric Acid, Fragrance
Clean and Go Wipes are given a 5 for hazard (out of 10) and warnings include possible allergies, immunotoxicity and organ system toxicity.
Huggies Cucumber and Green Tea Wipes
Ingredients: Water, Potassium Laureth Phosphate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, DMDM Hydantoin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Malic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Fragrance
These wipes have a hazard rating of 7 and ingredients have been linked to cancer, immunotoxicity, allergies, developmental problems, reproductive toxicity, organ dysfunction, endocrine disruption and cellular changes.
The information is based on sole research and has been found on several sites.
Below is a non-toxic and much more cost effective way to make baby wipes. If you’re like me and looking at this thinking, I would never make my own wipes. That’s what I said. Once I saw how easy this was and how much money it saved me, I was hooked! Not to mention the savings after buying all the ingredients of almost $200 a year!
These wipes smell AMAZING and are so soft! In addition to avoiding any other chemicals in baby wipes that you simply don’t need to place onto your baby’s skin.
If your baby’s skin is sensitive, please check out our recipe for fragrance free baby wipes here.
I have also included links for each ingredient and where you can purchase it. Please do not be discouraged by the price of the oils. These will come in VERY handy with MANY other recipes we have posted and will be posting. Aside from the paper towels, most of these ingredients will most likely last you the entire time your baby is in diapers! Roughly , all the ingredients will cost you around $40 but will last well over a year! I also recommend checking your local health foods store as well, they may have some of these items for less.
- 1 roll paper towels (if you can get them made from recycled paper this would be even better but is not necessary)
- 2 cups of boiled , then cooled, water
- 2 teaspoons of liquid castile soap (you may be able to find this cheaper and in a smaller bottle at your local health foods store.)
- 1 tablespoon organic sweet almond oil
- 1 tablespoon of pure aloe vera (optional)
- 6 drops of lavender oil
- 1 large round plastic container (you can even use an old wipes container)
- With a sharp serrated knife, cut the paper towel roll in half.
- Remove the inner cardboard roll from one of the rolls. Store the other half of the paper towels for your next batch.
- Pour water, soap, and oils into the plastic container.
- Place half roll of paper towel into container with the cut half facing down.
- Pull the towels out from the center of the roll.
- Keep container tightly sealed to ensure freshness.