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I found a recipe on Pinterest months ago that was labeled “homemade make-up remover wipes.” When I clicked on it, the recipe was actually for baby wipes, but you could alter the ingredients slightly to produce the make-up remover version.
When my son was born someone suggested making wipes and I turned up my nose, but after reading this article from Ann Marie of White House Black Shutters, I was convinced.
It did take a little longer to persuade my husband it was a good idea. This does save a little money (which is his main goal), but the real reason to do it is just that it’s better. You know what is going on your baby’s skin.
I’ve been making these for about six months now and love them. I should mention that my son hasn’t had a diaper rash while using them. I wish I would have listened when someone told me about them the first time.
I still haven’t got around to making the make-up remover wipes for myself, but that’s always how it goes. It’s on my never-ending list. I really see the benefit of making a homemade version. They are super expensive in stores. And from my experience with the baby version, I think they’ll work just fine.
Homemade Baby Wipes Recipe
What you will need:
2 containers (they need to be around the 7 cup size)
1 roll of paper towels (I use Bounty, but have heard good things about Viva Paper towels. Quality is important. The wipes will still save you money even if you buy the better brand. You need the better brand strength.)
4 cups of hot water
1 heaping tablespoon of coconut oil
A squirt of baby wash
Cut your paper towel in half using a sharp, non- serrated edge knife. Brush off any loose fuzzy pieces that are left. Set aside while you make your solution.
Add coconut oil to your 4 cups of hot water. (Coconut oil has a melting point of 75 degrees) When the oil is melted in, add a squirt of baby wash and stir slightly.
Pour 2 cups of the solution into each of your containers. Add Paper towels cut side down and put the lid on, making sue it is sealed. Turn the containers upside down and let set for 5 minutes.
Remove the roll from the center of the paper towels. You should be able to easily pull up a towel/ now wipe from the center now. Put your lid back on and your done, they are ready to use.
*Please check out the tutorial at White House Black Shutters for more helpful tips*
Make-up remover wipes interest you more? All you need to do is replace the baby wash with a face wash. But, Feel free to play around with the recipe and see what works best for you.
If you have children, did someone have a recommendation that you put off, but really found out you loved?