From the get-go, we shot for homemade wipies. I mean we had all these old white t-shirts, why not cut them up and reuse them? Why pay for wipes when it took minutes to make them?
Though we aren’t using them in the hotel at the moment, homemade wipies were much easier than anticipated. We threw them in with the cloth diaper buckets and then in with the cloth diaper laundry. For poopy diapers, we used compostable wipes–which I’ll post about next. But for pee diapers and washing of the face and hands, these were perfect and easy to use. We hung them up to dry and dropped the folded tiny cloths in the warm water. Utilizing the entire container within a week, we washed out the container, let it air dry and did it again.
The recipe is in the picture below. I wrote it on the box. When it wears off, I write it again but it’s a memorized formula by now. I’m looking forward to getting back to them!
I found the recipe on Green Anthropology’s blog. That woman has all kinds of great ideas!
What have you found you can make rather than buy?
Couldn’t find any articles about cloth wipes, but I found some on cloth diapers:
- Why I Chose Cloth Diapers for my lil’ ones (picklesandpansies.wordpress.com)
- Cloth diapering Eww! Or Oooh! ? (jackscrunchymama.wordpress.com)
- The Fluffy Butt Journey (and no, this is not about my own fluffy butt, but thanks) (thewellnesschallenge.ca)