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By - Laurie Groh

Baby Wipes

I stumbled upon this recipe for baby wipes when I was looking for ways to help my baby with his eczema.   I kept thinking to myself, “I don’t really know what is in baby wipes”.  When I looked I saw that there was a list of ingredients that I could not pronounce.  I encourage everyone to take a look at the ingredients are in all their products.  This has been an interesting journey for me.  I have more understanding of possible effects of the ingredients in typical household items and what they actually do.  More importantly I found that the homemade ones worked better for me and the wipes also save money!

Here is a list of typical ingredients in baby wipes:

Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, BIS-PEG/PPG-16/16 PEG/PPG-15/16 Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxymthylglycinate, Benzyl Alcohol, Iodopropynyl, Butylcarbamate, Citric Acid, Bisabolol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract

Here is a list of ingredients in my baby wipes:

Baby Wipes

  • 1 TB Baby Oil
  • 2 TB Castile Soap
  • 2 c Water
  • Essential oil (optional)
  • 1/3 roll of High Quality Paper Towel


  1. Tear squares of paper towel and cut them in 4 sections.
  2. Place in container (I use glad) and fill to top.  You will notice that 1 roll of paper towel can fill about 3 containers.
  3. In separate container measure 2 cup water and add baby oil and castile soap.
  4. Mix ingredients (will look cloudy).
  5. Pour into container that contains the paper towel.



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