Making Your Own Homemade Baby Wipes

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Interested in making your own baby wipes? This recipe is simple and frugal. It doesn’t take long and making them this way costs you a fraction of the cost of buying commercial baby wipes. Best of all, you choose which products go into the wipes yourself so you can make wipes with specific scents or avoid specific ingredients as well.


  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup baby oil
  • 1/8 cup baby lotion
  • 1/8 cup baby wash
  • 1 roll Bounty Paper Towels
  • Tupperware tub with lid or empty wipe container


  1. Cut Bounty paper towel roll in 1/2 and remove cardboard roll from center.
  2. Mix the solution (the hot water will help to disolve the lotion, etc)
  3. Insert paper towel into container and
  4. Pour solution over entire roll. Seal and let sit overnight before using.

If you use it too soon, it’ll be too oily but one of the great things is that you can use this on your child’s face as well where many other commercial baby wipes are too harsh for their face.  Because you choose the type of products you use in the wipe solution you can go for scent-free, for specific scents and avoid products your child is sensitive to.

At your baby shower, you’re likely to get all sorts of creams and lotions as gifts.  Making homemade baby wipes is a great way to use them up.  The size of the wipes are also larger so you can get more mileage out of each wipe.


Don’t attempt to use inexpensive paper towel for this recipe. It won’t hold up as well as Bounty.


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