My kids have been out of diapers for over a decade roughly now, but when they were in diapers I used to make their wipes.

I did this for a few reasons:

  1. They were better for sensitive skin
  2. They were easy to make
  3. They were WAY cheaper than buying wipes

At the time I was a stay at home Mama with two kids in diapers that had sensitive skin. So saving money on sensitive wipes was a big deal!

What I Used

Below are the instructions for the wipes I used to make. I will include here my exact amounts:

-1 bounty jumbo paper towel roll (cut in half)

-1 tablespoon mild soap (I used Castile, but you can use baby soap)

-1 tablespoon oil ( I used olive oil, you can use almond, coconut, or any skin safe oil)

-Almost 2 cups of distilled or boiled water

-a container that fits th half roll with a lid. (doesn't have to be round)

For bounty big rolls (6=8) I used 1 2/3 cups water. Sill 1 tablespoon of the soup and oil.

Not Just For Babies- Acne Wipes

Now these wipes don't have to be just for babies, you can use them to clean faces and fingers at any age.

I recently modified the ingredients to make acne face wipes for my son. He keeps them by his bed so that they are easy to use at bedtime.


-half roll of paper towels

-I tablespoon of spectro blemish prone skin (fragrance free)

(You can use any gentle skin cleanser that doesn't clog pores, this is what I had on hand)

I omit the oil because it's highly controversial which oils cause breakouts and everyone is different. You can always use your trusted moisturizer after using the wipes.

The instructions are exactly the same as the baby wipes, just using the "ingredients" for acne wipes instead of baby wipes.

There you have it!

Easy diy baby and acne wipes! Quick , easy and money saving!

(I would say this is also an eco friendly option than most wipes as well for the fact that the paper towel can be more earth friendly as well as less packaging. If you would like to make it even more earth friendly try substituting the paper towel for reusable soft wash cloths or makeup pads. You can even keep your soap/water mix in a squirt or spray bottle, to add to cloths.)

You can use this technique to make eye makeup remover, wet ones- for sticky fingers and messy faces, even to make your own doggy wipes, just substitute the soap for a pet friendly soap.

The possibilities are endless!! So go ahead try them out, play around and see what you come up with!