DIY Wipe Recipe: Baby Wipes
- On July 16, 2021
As all parents are aware, the cost of gear required to take care of a baby can add up to be quite expensive. Depending on where you live, the cost of baby wipes and disposable diapers will vary, but this repeated cost can add up quickly. In only one year, baby wipes can cost you anywhere from $120 to $550. Essentially, every time your baby goes, it will cost you.
As a cost-saving solution, many parents have opted to create their own baby wipes by soaking paper towels with a homemade solution. While this may work, the fact is that paper towels are not designed to be soaked in liquid for long periods of time and utilized. Depending on the brand, paper towels will likely fall apart and fail to hold together well enough to get a proper wipe job done. When cleaning your baby with these, you may end up in a messier situation than where you started.
For this reason, we strongly recommend making your homemade baby wipes with Roxton DIY dry wipes. These dry wipes are made from quality 40 GSM spunlace non-woven fabric, meaning they are extremely absorbent and strong, while still maintaining a soft feel. They are 5.9” x 7.1” in size which helps them go the extra mile and get the job done quickly. Plus, they come packaged in an air-tight container so there is no need to worry about them drying out over time.
With this product, you can get all the benefits of creating your own wipe solution, while still having the high quality of store-bought wipes.
This solution is not only superior to the use of paper towels in DIY wipes, but they are just as cost-effective. Roxton DIY dry wipes are available in a bundle of four 160 count canisters, which add up to only $5 per canister. With some simple math, we can estimate your cost savings. For a newborn baby, we will estimate the use of 10-12 diapers per day which translates to 10-12 wipes per day. This adds up to approximately 2 months of use out of our bundle of four 160 count canisters. This means that the yearly cost of DIY dry wipes to use on your baby will add up to only $120.
Compared to store-bought wipes, this is an amazing deal. You will not get the same quality of wipes (and customization) from store-bought wipes for the same price.
To pair with our DIY wipes, we have created a natural and simple baby wipe recipe:
- 3 cups distilled water
- 3 tablespoons liquid baby bath soap or castile soap
- 2 tablespoon baby oil
- Optional: 3 drops of essential oil, any scent
- 1 Canister of Roxton DIY Wipes
Adding essential oils is a great way to add some natural fragrance and additional properties to your wipes. We recommend using:
- Seedlings calm – for a soothing aroma and gentle feel on baby’s skin
- Chamomile – ideal for sensitive skin and also helps relieve rashes
- Lavender – gentle and soothing effect for baby and parent. Lavender also has antiseptic properties and helps relieve rashes as well.
- In a separate container, combine water, soap, oil, and optional essential oils together
- Pour the solution into DIY Wipe Canister
- Install lid tightly onto the container and allow to soak until the substrate is saturated with solution
- Use as needed for your baby!
Increase or decrease recipe in proportion depending upon desired saturation.
When making your own DIY wipes and especially if you are making multiple recipes, you should always remember to label your containers to know what ingredients are inside. Roxton’s DIY Dry Wipes are available for purchase as a one 160 count container or a bundle of four 160 count containers.
To learn more of our DIY Wipe recipes that can be used with our DIY Dry Wipes, visit the Roxton blog page.