I used a cheap plastic container that stands upright. I didn’t buy wipes anymore so I didn’t have an old container to use. This turned out to be a blessing.
This one change from using baby wipe containers to a tall plastic container made dispensing a great deal easier. I cut a roll of paper towels in half. Based on news reports regarding the havoc wipes are causing in city sewage systems, you can use biodegradable paper towels. Keep in mind that commercially made wipes are much more durable and take longer to break down than paper towels. That is why there is such an issue with the wipes in the country’s sewage systems. Also–never ever flush baby wipes down the toilet! They are not made to flush.
After cutting the roll in half (which is the hardest part of this process.) I stood the roll up in the Tupperware.
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Then I mixed 2 Cups hot water 1 Tbs Baby Wash (I don’t like it to be too soapy) 1 Tbs Baby Oil (updated* I now use Fractionated Coconut Oil) a 6-10 drops of Tea Tree Oil (a small bottle lasts forever and it keeps the wipes from mildewing.)
Stir the mixture and pour it in the Tupperware.
Once the center cardboard roll is saturated, it is easy to remove. Pull the wet paper towel in the middle up a little and you can easily grab wipes when you need them.
Voila! You have a wet wipes tub for the bathroom! I first made these when my kids were early readers. For some reason, they learned the word “butt” fairly early. The label I put on my container makes them laugh and reminds them to use what their mama made them.
They are perfect. These wet wipes are so inexpensive to make that I use them for everything! I clean up after my son when he “forgets” to lift the toilet seat. I clean toothpaste off the sink. There are tons of uses for them in the bathroom.
I also have new post gym wet wipes!
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For something a little stronger for surfaces try my DIY Santizing Wipes recipe!
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