Homemade facial or baby wipes

Man, I wish I had found this recipe back when we used baby wipes like they were going out of style. I honestly think we should have taken stock in wipes (we totally used way more wipes than we used diapers when the kids were babies). Those things are miracle workers, I tell ya.

homemade facial wipes

These wipes can be used either as baby wipes or as facial wipes to remove makeup at the end of the day. Again, another super simple & cost efficient product to make at home!

What you need? 1 roll of Bounty Select-a-Size paper towels, 2 cups water, 2 squirts baby wash, 2 tbsp. coconut oil.

What you need to do? Cut the paper towels in half with a non-serrated knife. In a square Tupperware type container, mix warm water with baby wash. Microwave the coconut oil for about 15 seconds (to turn liquid) and add to the mixture. Take the half roll of paper towels and squish into the mixture (push slowly, I splashed some out the first time I pushed too hard). Once it’s in, add the lid and turn it upside down for about five minutes. Once the five minutes have passed, remove the center cardboard roll and pull a wipe up from the center.

diy baby wipes

The cost breakdown? Another doozy…the total cost? $1.35!

  • 1/2 Bounty roll = $1.10
  • 2 cups water = FREE
  • 2 squirts baby wash = $0.06
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil = $0.19

I’ve been using these wipes every night to remove my make-up, and now that we really don’t keep wipes on hand anymore (it’s just one of those things that we use to use ALL THE TIME for everything from dirty diapers to any mess you can think of but don’t buy anymore because we don’t really NEED them anymore. After having kids & using wipes, I thought I’d still always buy wipes for messes, but once they aren’t on your grocery list all the time, you forgot about them very quickly) I use them on the kids from time to time to wipe up a dirty face or sticky hands.


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