Most wet wipes, more commercial, for children contain chemical allergenic or even toxic substances such as parabens, phthalates, perfume, or even worse, the phenoxyethanol (phenoxyethanol), a substance that can cause endocrine disorders.
Fortunately, there are several products for the hygiene of our little ones, which do not contain toxic chemicals but mostly natural, on the other hand, however, the cost is often very high.
To avoid therefore to spend a fortune on cleaning wipes for a diaper change, to be sure of what we spread on the skin of our little children, and especially not to trigger dangerous allergies, how about make at home totally natural and safe wet wipes, with a few simple ingredients?
So let’s see what we need:
1 roll of recycled chlorine-free blotting paper
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon of pure, liquid castile soap
1 tablespoon of organic oil (calendula or almonds)
1-2 drops of chamomile or lavender essential oil
1 wipe container or resealable plastic bag
Step 1- Cut the roll
Cut the paper towel roll in half with a sharp knife.
Step 2 – Prepare the cleaning solution
In a bowl, pour the water, soap, organic oil, and drops of essential oil. The mixture should be quite foamy.
Step 3 – Pour
Pour 3/4 of the solution on one half of the roll of absorbent paper, in the container you got for storing the wipes.
Step 4 – Soak
Soak the half roll in the solution for 10 minutes and then invert.
Pour the rest of the solution on the other side and let it sit for another 10 minutes.
Step 5 – Pull out the center
Pull out the center of the paper towel roll. By the time you take out the card, it should lift the central paper towel that will come out in the middle.
Make sure the roll absorbs the liquid well.
Close the storage container. And finally, if you prefer, you can cover the container with fabric or colored paper.
If you have any soap leftover, store it in a vial or glass jar.
But if you want to be a truly green parent instead of a roll of paper, you could use bamboo or cotton towels.
Use the wipes within a couple of weeks as, having no preservatives, mold can form.