Homemade Project 02: Baby/Hand Wipes!
November 8th, 2012
Remember this post: Mummy’s Moist Chocolate Cake (Homemade)?
Well, since I now have SO many of the leftover containers from the chocolate cake, I thought, why not store the baby/hand wipes in it??
So that’s what I did: I made my own baby wipes and store them inside the leftover containers!
This is another cool homemade project that I did last night.
I use A LOT of wet tissue on a daily basis (I’m obsessed with having my hands clean all the time!) and so when I saw the recipe of making your own baby wipes a.k.a. wet tissue a.k.a. makeup remover wipes, I just HAD to try it myself!
Here is the recipe in case you guys are interested in giving it a try too.
Homemade Baby Wipes:
- Empty container with a lid (reuse any old wipes containers if you can)
- Roll of paper towels
- 1 1/2 Cups of water
- 2 Tablespoons of wash
- 1 Tablespoon baby oil
Cut paper towels in half with an electric knife or a super sharp knife. Place one section of cut towels into a bowl. Mix water, wash and oil in a cup. Pour mixture over cut towels soaking them as much as possible. Let sit 10 minutes or more then flip the towels upside down so the mixture soaks the other way. After about 10 minutes, you should be able to remove the middle cardboard center of the paper towels. You can then use them as you would normal baby wipes.
And here is MY version aka modification:
I use Premier paper napkins (which costs around RM2.15-RM2.50 per packet of 100). You need thick napkins to do this, because when I use the Royal Gold paper towels (the one with the purple cover, it’s super thick!) I still find that it tears easily even before you tear it off. And don’t even start with the cutting the paper towels in half! It’s pure hell! Urgh! That’s why I opt for the paper napkins instead.
I used just 1 cup of water, about 2 squirts of Johnson’s baby wash (you can also use the baby shampoo, anything that’s tear-free) and about 1/2 teaspoon of lite baby oil. This is because when I did this recipe the first time, it was too sticky (from too much soap) and just too much water. Also, since the weather here in Kota Kinabalu is very humid, I do not want a lot of moisture inside, as that would inhibit mold inside as time goes by.
I do love the original amount of baby oil, though. It made my fingers very soft afterwards! But when the man tried it, he said it was too oily, so I had to reduce the oil amount too.
So to fit inside the container above, all you need to do is fold the paper napkins in half, then fold it in half again so that it becomes a square, then fold again a bit at the top so it will be easier for you to pick it up when you need it. For every 5 napkins you insert inside the container, pour a bit of the liquid mixture inside the container, above the napkins. I was able to put about 15 napkins inside, but I think you can easily put 20-25 inside if you want!
So for my own recipe modification, I was able to make 3 containers worth of wet tissue. I bring 1 around in my bag, and I store the other 2 inside the fridge in the mean time.
I just LOVE the smell of the baby wash on the wet tissue! Even the man approve it too!
Imagine just HOW many I will be able to make with all the paper napkins AND the baby wash AND the baby oil!
I will definitely be sticking to this recipe for quite a while