This week I decided to give home-made baby wipes a shot having seen a video float across my Facebook feed. I love nothing more than giving Joe mini heart attacks after all, we’ve already converted to cloth nappies, use coconut oil for pretty much everything and he doesn’t know it yet but I’ve also purchased some reusable wipes from aliexpress, frugal living and all that. I never in a million years expected it to be so easy or to have all the ‘ingredients’ in my kitchen already. Looking to save a few quid or even just try them out, here’s how to make your own coconut oil baby wipes:
You will need:
- Kitchen roll
- A round shaped container with a lid
- Coconut Oil
- Boiling water
- Large knife
Using your knife cut the kitchen roll in half and dust away any excess paper and place one half in the cylinder shaped container.
Mix one tablespoon of coconut oil with boiling water until dissolved and pour over the kitchen roll in the container.
Make sure all the coconut oil water has absorbed right through the paper. The holder now damp should easily slide away.
Find the end of the kitchen roll, pull and…
TA DA… you’ve home-made coconut oil baby wipes.
It’s so simple, it took me all off five minutes from start to finish and I made two batches, one I kept in the container and another in a zip-lock bag for our baby bag.
Normally we use Mamia sensitive wipes once baby hits 3-4 months costing 95c a pack for 64 wipes. A 4 pack of Aldi kitchen roll costs €2.25 with 120 sheets each per roll, totalling 480 sheets for €2.25. If we used 480 Mamia wipes it would cost us €7.50, so with our frugal living home-made chemical free wipes we are saving €5.25 each time we make them. Makes sense to give them a try don’t you think?