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Homemade Wipes Recipes

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Are you concerned about the chemicals that are found in commercial wipes, including cleaning wipes and baby wipes? Do you get nervous when you read the ingredients list and can’t pronounce anything on it? If so, maybe you should try making your own wipes and utilizing the power of essential oils! Below are recipes for making your own baby wipes and cleaning wipes using all-natural ingredients.

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The Omni-Wipe Container is the perfect tool for making homemade wipes. While many other containers tend to dry out wipes over time, the Omni-Wipe Container seals in the solution to help keep your wipes fresh. Other features of this container include the following:

  • The container can easily be opened and closed with one hand.
  • The container is designed with a rubber seal and lid key to make it spill resistant.
  • The container is lightweight, yet heavy duty enough to be impact resistant.
  • The container is microwave and dishwasher safe.
  • The container is composed of materials that make it eco-friendly and chemical resistant.

When using the Omni-Wipe Container, just follow these instructions:

  1. Mix your ingredients together in the container.
  2. Cut a paper towel roll in half (the paper towels with half sheets work well because they become small squares when you cut them in half). Place one of the halves in the Omni-Wipe Container, and let the paper towel roll soak up most of the liquid.
  3. After a minute, place the lid on the container. Flip the container over (with the handle to the side) so that it is resting upside down on the rubber seal in a sink or container to catch any extra liquid. Leave the container upside down for five minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Once the liquid is absorbed, flip the container back over, pull out and discard the cardboard insert, and pull up the center towel and push it through the lid. Make sure the lid key is aligned in the back, snap the lid back on, and secure the handle on top.

Note: Because these wipes are made from all-natural ingredients, they tend to get moldy after a little while. If you find you don’t use them up before they get moldy, try cutting a half-used paper towel roll instead of a new roll, or simply pull off a length of paper towels (after the roll is cut in half), folding it in a “Z” shape as you go until you get a sufficient quantity.

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Baby Wipes

  • Servings: Yield = 2 1/4 cups of solution
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Ingredients and Materials Needed:

  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. fractionated coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. witch hazel
  • 6–8 drops vitamin E oil (2 capsules)
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients together in an Omni-Wipe Container. Stir with a spoon until well combined. Place half a paper towel roll in liquid for a minute until mostly absorbed. Place the lid on with the handle to the side, and flip the container over. Allow the container to rest upside down in the sink for 5 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Pull out and discard the cardboard insert, and push the center towel through the lid. Secure the lid and seal with the handle when not in use.

Cleaning/Disinfecting Wipes

  • Servings: Yield = 2 cups of solution
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Ingredients and Materials Needed:

  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops thyme essential oil
  • 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5 drops oregano essential oil

This recipe for a disinfectant blend is found in the Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Alan & Connie Higley.

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients together in an Omni-Wipe Container. Stir with a spoon until well combined. Place half a paper towel roll in liquid for a minute until mostly absorbed. Place the lid on with the handle to the side, and flip the container over. Allow the container to rest upside down in a sink for 5 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Pull out and discard the cardboard insert, and push the center towel through the lid. Secure the lid and seal it with the handle when not in use.

5 Comments

  1. Try using 5-10 drops of Grapefruit Seed extract in the water. It has proven effective at keeping the mold from building up.

  2. How would you make flushable wipes?

    • We haven’t tried making flushable wipes, but you would probably need a paper towel that is strong enough to hold up to wiping when wet AND can disintegrate pretty easily (so they don’t clog your toilet).

  3. Love the Omni Wipe!!! This is one of the greatest inventions. I have used well sealed containers for this in the past but this Omi Wipe is the BEST! It is easy to use, doesn’t leak, and it keeps your wipes moist like the moment you first used them. This is a purchase you won’t regret. Don’t think that you will be happy with just one or two. Once you start using it, you will find several uses and you probably won’t want to carry your little tote around with you. Place one in each bathroom, and in your kitchen/laundry areas, the car and garage. It makes cleanups simple and easy!

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