Did you know that there is no FDA of the cosmetic or the cleaning world? In a simple package of “Natural Care” baby wipes you can find words like Tocopheryl Acetate and DMDM Hydantoin. These are known carcinogens.
As for cleaning supplies, you can just go to householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov and find your favorites and what’s hiding inside of them.
When my oldest boy was just a pea, I wanted to make homemade baby wipes but didn’t because I let someone discourage me. I was told that it was complicated, there were certain things you couldn’t do, it wastes money and it would all go bad too fast. Now that I have a little again I’ve been making my own wipes.
Homemade Baby Wipes are as easy as 1. 2. 3.
- Paper towels, the thicker the better and aim for the half sheet ones.
- Coconut oil, which I found on sale at WalMart for less than $4 a jar.
- Baby soap, whichever brand you use because your baby is already used to it.
Put a tablespoon of coconut oil into a dish, add some hot water and stir until it is melted. Next add 2-3 squirts of baby soap, stir that in and then pour over the edges of your paper towels.
Some people leave them on the roll. I unroll them, fold them up (back and forth) and then I use a wipe container to keep them in. These wipes are inexpensive and easy to make.
Homemade cleaners are just about as easy.
- Baking Soda.
- Essential Oils.
Dissolve 2-3 teaspoons of baking soda into 2 cups of water. Add 1/3 cup of vinegar (slowly and carefully). Then add your favorite essential oils, anywhere from 5 – 15 drops depending on how strong you want the cleaner to smell.
This cleaner is perfect for counters, floors, toilets, showers, sinks, etc. And for really tough messes, sprinkle baking soda on the area first then add cleaner and allow it to bubble before you scrub.
Remember! Your skin is your LARGEST organ and will absorb whatever you give to it. Whether its Tocopheryl Acetate from baby wipes or Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate found in Windex Bathroom Touch Up, or anything else.