DIY Bamboo Baby Wipes

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  • By Angelle Pizzitolo
DIY Bamboo Baby Wipes

How to make your own baby wipes and more using Shoots Bamboo Dry Wipes.

I absolutely love my Bamboo Dry Wipes! I am a very natural-minded mom and love using essential oils, so these have been great to have around. They have given me the versatility of being able to make custom batches of wipes that give me exactly what I need! My favorite recipes are the moisturizing hand wipes, the disinfecting wipes, and the baby wipes. They're also are super soft, so my little one has loved us using them too!

Read on for more info on Shoots Bamboo Dry Wipes and wipes solution recipes for every need, or click here to download as a PDF!

Bamboo Dry Wipes are made from 100% bamboo fibers and are 100% biodegradable. The bamboo fibers create a very soft wipe that is especially great for sensitive skin (such as a baby’s bottom). Not only are the wipes free of parabens, petrochemicals, sodium lauryl sulfate, fragrances, and bleaching agents, but they are also hypoallergenic and tear resistant.

Because they are biodegradable, you can use them as disposable wipes and throw them in the trash (not the toilet). But, if you prefer, they can also be washed and used multiple times since they are very sturdy and tear resistant. Note: For a longer life-span, let them air dry rather than placing them in the dryer.

Want to know the answer to the question, “What can you do with dry wipes?” There's No Limit! Below are a list of recipes you can make and use with these wipes…

**Please note that it is always better to let the wipes remain dry and add the liquid solution to them right before you use them. This prevents any mold or bacteria growth. However, if you use the wipes quickly, you may be able to soak a whole package in liquid. If you prefer pre-moistened wipes, but may not use a whole package fast enough, try getting a small number of wipes wet and placing them in a sealed zip-top bag.


Baby Wipes Servings: Yield = 1 3/4 cups of solution Ingredients and Materials Needed:

  • 1 1/2 cups distilled water
  • 2 Tbs. fractionated coconut oil
  • 2 Tbs. witch hazel
  • 6–8 drops vitamin E oil (2 capsules)
  • 3–4 drops lavender essential oil
  • 3–4 drops melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil
  • 16 oz. PET Jar or baby wipe container

Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a 16 oz. PET Jar. Shake until well combined. To use, shake the jar and dip a bamboo wipe in the liquid. Squeeze out extra liquid and wipe the baby. If you go through these fairly quickly, you can mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pour them over the bamboo wipes in the wipe container. However, due to the nature of using natural ingredients, mold may develop if the wipes are not used quickly.


Basic Hand Wipes Servings: Yield = 3/4 cups of solution Ingredients and Materials Needed:

  • 1/2 Tbs. liquid soap base such as Castile Soap
  • 1/2 Tbs. carrier oil (olive oil or fractionated coconut oil, etc.)
  • 3–5 drops essential oil of your choice
  • 1/2 cup distilled water
  • Ziploc bag or small wipe container

Instructions: Mix everything but water in a small bowl until well combined; then add water and mix together (avoid making bubbles). Place 10–20 bamboo wipes in a Ziploc bag, and pour the mixture over the wipes. Seal the bag, and let the liquid soak into the wipes. To use, just pull a wipe from the bag, ring out any excess liquid, and wipe hands. Some essential oils that can be used for different purposes are as follows: Antimicrobial: arborvitae, cassia, cinnamon, cypress, geranium, helichrysum, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, melaleuca (tea tree), myrrh, rosemary, thyme, or a blend of antimicrobial oils. Disinfectant: grapefruit, lemon, or Cleansing Blend. Calming: bergamot, cedarwood, lavender, myrrh, and ylang ylang. Alertness: basil, lemon, peppermint, and rosemary. Refreshing: peppermint. Moisturizing: geranium, lavender, lemon, patchouli, Roman chamomile, and sandalwood.


Cleaning/Disinfecting Wipes Servings: Yield = 1 1/2 cups of solution Ingredients and Materials Needed:

  • 3/4 cup distilled water
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 20–25 drops disinfecting oil(s)
  • 16 oz. glass jar (a pint size Mason jar works well)

The following doTERRA oils are recommended for their disinfecting properties: OnGuard Protective Blend, lemon, Purify Cleansing Blend, melaleuca, lime, cinnamon, thyme, and peppermint. Instructions: Mix all ingredients together in a glass jar. To use, dip a bamboo wipe in the liquid. Squeeze out extra liquid, and wipe the desired surface.


Dryer Sheets Servings: Yield = 1/4 cup of solution Ingredients and Materials Needed:

  • 20 drops of your favorite essential oil
  • Enough white vinegar to fill the rest of the bottle
  • 2 oz. Glass Bottle with Lid
  • Safety pin(s) to reduce static (optional)

Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a 2 oz. Glass Bottle with Lid. To use, dab mixture on a dry bamboo wipe, and place the wipe in the dryer. Add a safety pin or two to the bamboo wipe to reduce static. NOTE: These wipes will hold up through a few drying cycles. Re-wet each cycle.


Eye Makeup Remover Servings: Yield = 1/4 cup of solution Ingredients and Materials Needed:

  • 1 part olive oil
  • 1 part witch hazel
  • 1 part water
  • 3–4 drops vitamin E oil (1 capsule)
  • 2 oz. Glass Bottle with Lid

Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a 2 oz. Glass Bottle with Lid. To use, shake the bottle, and dab the mixture on a dry bamboo wipe. Wipe over face and closed eyes.


Eye Cream/Makeup Remover Servings: Yield = 1/4 cup of solution Ingredients and Materials Needed:

  • 3 Tbs. coconut oil
  • 3–4 drops vitamin E oil (1 capsule)
  • 2 oz. Salve Jar

Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a 2 oz. Salve Jar. To use, dip a bamboo wipe in the coconut oil mixture, wring it out, and then wipe over closed eyes or face. This also works great for fixing mistakes while applying makeup.


Facial Cleansing Wipes Servings: Yield = 1 cup of solution Ingredients and Materials Needed:

  • 3/4 cup very warm distilled water
  • 1/2 Tbs. coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp. rubbing alcohol (for emulsion)
  • 3–4 drops vitamin E oil (1 capsule)
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil
  • 12 oz. PET Jar

Instructions: Shake or whisk all ingredients together until well combined. The warm water should melt the coconut oil, and the rubbing alcohol should help with the emulsion process. To use, shake the jar and dip a bamboo wipe in the liquid. Squeeze out extra liquid and wipe face.


Lens/Screen Cleaner Servings: Yield = 15 ml of solution Ingredients and Materials Needed:

  • 1 part white vinegar
  • 1 part distilled water
  • 1–2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 15 ml Glass Bottle with Spray Top (can use an empty lemon essential oil bottle)

Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a 15 ml Spray Bottle. To use, spray mixture on a dry bamboo wipe, and then wipe lens or screen. Do not use on plastic surfaces, as the lemon essential oil may harm the plastic!  

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