Did you know that majority of baby wipes contain harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, parabens, phthalates and fragrances - which often hide other chemicals, such as phenoxyethanol and other yucky preservatives? Top name brand wipes have scored 3 to 8 on the EWG Skin Deep Cosmetic Database website for safety hazards. Even some wipes labeled natural or fragrance free have high scores of 4+. The problem for mainstream baby wipes? Any time there is water in a soap solution, preservatives are needed to inhibit mold and bacteria from growing. But when you use castile soap, no preservatives are needed since castile soap has a high enough PH to preserve itself. That's why soaps like Earth Mama Angel Baby and Dr. Bronner are non-toxic and make great baby wipe solutions. Read more on how you can make your own non-toxic baby wipes with a few simple ingredients!
DIY Wipe Supplies
1 chlorine free roll of paper towels
1 cup water
1 tablespoon castile soap (I used Earth Mama Angel Baby Shampoo & Body Wash)
1 tablespoon organic oil (I used Earth Mama Angel Baby Baby Oil)
1 wipe container or gallon size zip up bag
Step 1: Cut Paper Towel
Use a sharp knife and cut the paper towel in half. It’s ok if you have jagged edges, but make sure you pull off the loose pieces.
Step 2: Make Solution
In a bowl or your measuring cup, gently mix the 1 cup of water with the 1 Tbsp of soap and 1 Tbsp of oil. It shouldn’t look super foamy.
Step 3: Pour Solution
Pour 3/4 of your solution onto 1/2 of the paper towel roll in the container or bag. Saturate one side.