Saturday, February 21, 2009

Homemade Cleaner & Wipes

I recently started babysitting a little girl who is just 2 months younger than Nicholas.  On her first day here, her mom handed me a Rubbermaid container with what looked like a toilet paper roll on the inside and told me it was homemade wipes.  I thought that was a little strange, but gave her the benefit of the doubt.  Now I love them!  We have started making our own baby wipes for much less than the cost of regular wipes.  Here's the instructions:

1/2 c. baby wash
1/2 c. baby oil
2 c. water
1 roll paper towels, Bounty works the best and is worth the extra money over a cheaper brand!
2-3 plastic containers

I use three 7c. Rubbermaid containers for mine.  I then cut the roll of paper towels into thirds so that it looks like you've got three TP roll sized sections (you can also just cut the roll in half, but need to have two taller containers).  Place one of each of those in your containers.  Mix the baby wash, oil, and water together.  Distribute the mixture evenly over each of the rolls, which will quickly absorb the liquid.  When the cardboard is wet in the middle, you can easily pull it out and then dispense your wipes from the center.  They pull out really easily and are nice and soft of little bums!  Make sure to put the lid back on the container after you are done using them so that the wipes stay moist.  So easy and works really well!

I don't know about you guys, but I'm obsessed with using Clorox Anywhere spray!  Love it!!  It's also so darn expensive to buy when I go through it so quickly.  I decided to look up online if anyone has figured out the proportions of bleach to water that is used in it, and I found this article.  Here's the recipe:

1 1/2 tsp. bleach
22 oz water (that's the size of one regular Clorox Anywhere bottle)

I think I'm just going to make this from now on because I use it to sanitize the high chair, table, door knobs, counters, sinks, toilet handles, etc.

Have a great day!


SimmonsFamily said...

Another nice paper towel for these is VIVA paper towels made by Kleenex. They are a bit stronger and very soft and I don't think too expensive. For a regular size roll at Walmart, they are $1.12

Jen said...
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Jen said...

I'm really excited you posted these recipes! I've been wanting to make more homemade cleaning agents, but I haven't had the time to find recipes.

Kathy said...

I will have to try these. I also love Clorox anywhere but haven't bought it recently due to the price.

Rebecca and Brandon said...

That's a better price than the $1.99 rolls of Bounty at Meijer! Thanks for the tip!