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With a baby, expenses can quickly add up, especially when you go organic. One easy way to save money in this area is to make things yourself. Not only will you save money, you also get the added benefit of knowing exactly what you’re using on your baby.

Over the years of changing diapers, I started making my own baby wipes. I was amazed at how quick, easy, and frugal it is! You really only need around 10 minutes total and only 5 of that is spent doing something.

If your baby has sensitive skin, you’ll definitely want to try this. Many wipes have drying ingredients (like alcohol) that can actually make conditions like diaper rash worse.

How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes

What You’ll Need

· 2 cups water
· Paper towel roll
· Container to store wipes
· 2 tbsp. coconut oil
· 1-2 tbsp. baby wash or Dr. Bronner’s soap

What to Do

Boil 2 cups of water. You’ll want to be sure to boil the water to help prevent mold.


Using a sharp knife, cut a roll of paper towels in half.

cut paper towel

In a bowl, combine water, coconut oil, and baby wash or Dr. Bronner’s soap. The coconut oil will help prevent mold. You’ll want it to be above 76 degrees so that it will be in a liquid state, though. If you need to raise the temperature, you can put it in a saucepan with a small amount of water to liquify it. Then put the liquid mixture in the wipes container.


Put the half paper towel roll into the liquid. You’ll want to put the cut edge down.

in container

Put the lid on the container, then flip the container over and let it sit for 5 minutes.

upside down

Open the container and remove the paper towel cardboard tube. Then pull the center paper towel up so they will pop up like wipes.

baby wipes

That’s all you have to do to make your own homemade baby wipes!

Here are some other tips and hints:

· I have found that Bounty paper wowels work best. I like to use the select-a-size version so I don’t waste wipes.
· The wipes last me around 1 1/2 to 2 weeks
· Don’t make more than 1 or 2 batches a time to prevent mold from growing before you can use them.
· If you do not have a sharp knife, be sure to use one with a serrated edge.
· You can put wipes in a quart size ziptop bag to use when you aren’t home.
· Store them in a cool, dark place to decrease chances of mold growth.

The question you might be asking now is, “Is it really cheaper?” My buy price for store-bought wipes is 1¢ each. Here’s my breakdown for the cost of these wipes:

Organic virgin coconut oil (1 oz): 59¢
Half  of a Bounty paper towel roll: 37¢
Dr. Bronner’s Soap (1 oz): 40¢
Water: FREE

Total cost = $1.36 for 103 wipes

This makes it approximately 1¢ each for homemade wipes, the same price as my buy price for store-bought wipes! The benefit of making your own is that you can control exactly what goes in them and therefore be more mindful of what goes on your baby’s skin.

Have you ever made your own wipes? Please share your thoughts, tips, and tricks in the comments below!

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Here is a complete guide on how to make homemade baby wipes. Have wipes at your disposable at the same price or cheaper than what you can get at the store!