I've been trying to go as paperless as I possibly can. It's better for the environment, and better for your wallet, too. I found myself using lots of baby wipes, and not just to wipe bottoms. I started using them for anything...wiping countertops, quick dusting, and much more. Not good, especially when we're trying to stick to a strict budget. So, I've come up with an easy baby wipe spray to use for the little ones, and just use a good ol' cloth and cleaner for the rest!
To make the spray:
15 oz boiled water
1 Tbsp baby wash
1 Tbsp baby lotion
1 Tbsp oil--you can use baby oil, body oil, any type. I used grapeseed oil, from the health market. It was relatively inexpensive, and better than petroleum based baby oils.
1. Put the boiled water in a large container.
2. Add the baby wash, baby lotion and baby oil
3. Mix thoroughly, and wait for it to cool.
4. Once it has cooled, add to a spray bottle, and keep the rest in a closeable container.
And that's it!
Definitely wait for the mixture to cool before transfering it to a spray bottle. Unlike me...who got this in return...
I cut up a few flannel blankets to use for the wipes, in 5" by 3" rectangles. Just give the bottle a shake, spray onto baby's bottom, and wipe! Dispose of the waste in the toilet, and let the wipes soak in a bucket of laundry detergent, and perhaps a bit of bleach. Wash as normal.
It's a fast, easy, and cheap alternative to store bought baby wipes.