This post is for Day 3, which is a topic of my choice for the 4th Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge, so I’m going to show you how to DIY Pop-Up Cloth Wipes. I use these for baby wipes for changing diapers, and cleaning little hands and faces, but you could switch up the ingredients and use this idea for natural cleaning wipes as well!
I make a simple wipes solution out of a couple drops of olive oil, and a couple drops of Dr. Bronners as mentioned in my Day 2 post, which I dissolve in about an inch of water in the bottom of the wipes container. You can use baby soap/shampoo or any other mild soap of your choice, and the olive oil can be omitted if desired. You can also use baby oil if you are not using cloth diapers, or you can use your choice of essential oil to scent the water and give it different properties. Obviously use different ingredients if you are using them for cleaning.
- Open Wipes Container
- Fill with wipe solution (about an inch in the bottom.)
- Fold wipes as shown in picture (approx 8-14)
- Insert folded wipe stack into container and press down firmly until all cloths are saturated…flip and repeat or add extra water if necessary.
- Feed top half of top wipe through the pop up hole and close.
- Use as needed!
I’ve found these to keep well for up to 2 weeks, but I usually use them faster than that. I only make up a stack of between 8 and 14 or so wipes so I go through them pretty quickly. It’s so easy to set up though that it’s no big deal to re-fill it as needed.
I hope you will try this and see how easy, frugal, and green it can be! I’d love to hear about it if you do.
Already use cloth wipes? What do you love about it?