Gentle Homemade Lavender Baby Wipes

Gentle Homemade Lavender Baby WipesIMG_6013

These are so easy to make.  I started making them for Beau last January.  Someone suggested making wipes to me once before, and I wondered why anyone would do that when you can just go buy them.  Well, not only are they easy to make, they’re also much gentler for skin, and they end up costing a lot less.  You can also use them as makeup remover wipes. 

I like using essential oils for homemade beauty products.  Normally you can play around with scents, but for babies, the only safe essential oil is lavender, so no experimenting. 

I love buying generic products, but for these wipes, you have to use Bounty.  It’s the only brand tough enough.  The easiest way to cut the paper towels to size is with a table saw, which I am kind of scared to use, so JD does it.  I store the wipes in leftover wipes boxes. 


Total Time:  10 Minutes

Difficulty Level:  Easy



Roll of Bounty paper towels, sawed in half

1 cup of water per box of wipes

1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil per box of wipes

1 tablespoon of baby wash per box of wipes

Several drops of lavender essential oil


  1. Fold the halved paper towels accordion style until the stack is about 3 inches high and fits snugly into your wipes box.
  2. Heat up the water and the coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl for about 1 minute, enough to melt the coconut oil.
  3. Remove from the microwave and add the baby wash and essential oil.
  4. Using a fork or small whisk, mix vigorously until it’s all combined.
  5. Pour over wipes, making sure you cover as much area as you can. Close the box completely, and tilt sideways, upside down, etc. until the water has been absorbed.
  6. Give the wipes about 30 minutes to cool down, and they’re ready to use.