June 10, 2013
DIY Mason Jar Wipes
I’ve been wanting to try making my own hand wipes for times when a sink and soap aren’t readily available. I tried a couple concoctions, searched for recipes and mixed up a couple ingredients and came up with a simple ‘recipe’ for hand wipes that is perfect for car trips, going to the park, the pool or beach.
What you’ll need:
- Bounty DuraTowel (it’s super thick and absorbent and works great for this recipe)
- 2 cups of water
- 1 tablespoon witch hazel (a natural astringent)
- 1 tablespoon citrus castile soap
- 1 tablespoon fractionated coconut oil (you could also use almond oil)
- optional: essential oils
I started by tearing off about a dozen paper towels, I cut them in half, and stacked them up in neat pile
I rolled them up and stuffed them in a 2 cup, wide mouth mason jar (perfect fit!)
Mix the ingredients up in a large measuring cup and pour over the paper towels in the mason jar. Put the lid on and shake and swirl the liquid around to make sure that it is absorbed into the paper towels. Pour off any excess liquid and store for up to a week. When you’re ready to use the wipes, pull a wipe up from the center. The recipe will leave hands soft and clean and are easy access – just pull a wipe up from the center. The other great thing about using the Bounty DuraTowel is that they are a strong two-ply and will separate so you’ll actually have twice as many wipes as you cut.
- BABY WIPES – 2 cups of water, 1 tablespoon baby soap, and 1 tablespoon baby lotion
- CLEANING WIPES – 2 cups of your favorite all-purpose cleaner
*Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Bounty DuraTowel as part of a compensated partnership. All opinions are my own.
A couple versions of this recipe are in my new book, The Organically Clean Home!