Here's a little guest posting that I cobbled together from a text message and two emails that K-daughter sent me. What I love about these letters is not just that she figured out how to make inexpensive baby wipes, but that she's obviously inherited so much of the Miser Mom joy at learning to do things cheaply and frugally. For joy, just check out all those exclamation points. (!!!) For frugality, notice she cares not only about things that make a direct difference to her personally (cost), but also to the world around her (plastic, disposable paper). And notice also that she has totally mastered the art of adapting recipes to use what she's got on hand. I'm so proud.
And, of course, what warms my heart most of all is that when she's excited to the point of overflowing about this, the person she tells about this is me. I'm so glad K-daughter is part of my life.
Despite the ingredients being in plastic containers- I think you might enjoy this recipe! Also, I will make some to leave there for Baby A!
The recipe called for 1 bounty paper towel cut in half, 1 tbs of castile soap, 1 tbs of pure aloe, 1tbs of witch hazel, 1 3/4 cup of warm water and 10 drops of any essential oil (for fragrance) and 1 tps of olive oil.
Well, I didn't have castile, so I looked up alternatives- found that I could replace it with a different oil, I chose coconut oil; not only replaces the castile, but I now do not need to use olive oil either!
MY recipe goes as follows-
- one bounty paper towel (according to the woman who experimented with this, bounty worked best, though any paper towel could work. Yes, sorry, paper towel)
- 1tbs witch hazel,
- 1 tbs aloe,
- 1 tbs coconut oil and
- two cups of warm water.
Place the paper towel in the coffee can and pour the mixed ingredients over. Place the lid on top and turn over. Let it soak. Pull the paper towel roll from out of the center- this will start the first wipe!
Leaves your hands as.... Well, smooth as a babies bottom ;)