How to make baby wipes at home in just 6 steps

Are you curious about making baby wipes at home? You can also save a lot of money and keep your family healthy. Making wet wipes at home requires a few simple ingredients and materials. They are available in the market everywhere in any medical store. 

How to make baby wipes at home in just 6 steps

6 Materials you need to Make wet wipes (baby wipes) at home

Ingredients and Materials:

  • 1. High-quality paper towels or reusable cloth squares (cut to desired size)
  • 2. Distilled water (or boiled and cooled water)
  • 3. Mild soap or baby wash
  • 4. Aloe vera gel (optional, for moisturizing)
  • 5. Essential oils (optional, for fragrance)
  • 6. A container with an airtight lid (plastic or glass)

How to make baby wipes at home in just 6 steps
How to make baby wipes at home in just 6 steps


1. Cut and Stack

If using paper towels, cut the roll of paper towels in half using a sharp knife. If using cloth, cut it into squares of the desired size. Stack the sheets or squares in a neat pile.

2. Prepare the Solution

In a bowl, mix about 2 cups of distilled water (or boiled and cooled water) with 1-2 tablespoons of mild soap or baby wash. You can adjust the soap amount based on your preference for wetness and soapy feel.

  •    Add 1-2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel if you want the wipes to be moisturizing. This step is optional.
  •    If desired, add a few drops of essential oil for fragrance. Common options include lavender, chamomile, tea tree, or lemon. Be cautious with essential oils, especially if you have sensitive skin or plan to use the wipes on babies.

3. Soak the Wipes

  •    Place the stack of paper towels or cloth squares into the container.
  •    Pour the prepared solution over the stack until it's fully soaked. Make sure the liquid is evenly distributed.

4. Let the Wipes Soak

  •    Allow the wipes to sit for several minutes, allowing them to absorb the liquid.

5. Pull Out the Wipes

  •    Once the wipes are adequately soaked, carefully pull out the top wipe from the center of the roll. The next wipe should be ready for use as you pull out the first one.

6. Seal and Store

  •    Close the lid of the container tightly to prevent the wipes from drying out.
  •    Store the container in a cool, dry place.

Tips and Safety Precautions

  1. Always perform a patch test on a small area of skin before using the wipes, especially if you've added essential oils or other ingredients that could cause skin irritation.
  2. Make sure your container has an airtight seal to prevent the wipes from drying out.
  3. For cloth wipes, wash them thoroughly after each use and replace them regularly to maintain hygiene.
  4. These homemade wet wipes are not a substitute for proper handwashing, especially in situations where hygiene is crucial.


You must always remember that these homemade wet wipes are not the same as commercially produced ones, which undergo rigorous testing for safety and effectiveness.

Use them responsibly and exercise caution, especially when using them on sensitive skin or with babies.

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