Even the "NATURAL" baby wipes have chemicals.
Here is a list of some of the ingredients in baby wipes that are NOT natural and can be found in the "natural" wipes you buy...
Potassium Laureth Phosphate - This is a synthetic (man made) humectant. Humectants are used to keep the skin moist. Synthetic humectants create a suffocating film on the skin to prevent moisture loss. Chemicals with "eth" in the title should be avoided as it will often be contaminated with dioxane, which is linked to birth defects and cancer.
Polysortbate 20 - A synthetic emulsifier. Emulsifiers are used to keep ingredients such as oil and water together. Synthetic emulsifiers are skin irritants.
Tetrasodium EDTA - EDTA is a synthetic preservative, which can be an irritant, particularly to the eyes. Synthetic preservatives are considered by leading dermatological associations to be the number one cause of contact dermatitis.
Methyl paraben - This is another synthetic preservative, which is derived from crude oil. It is toxic and allergenic.
Okay, so here is how you make your own! I was REALLY surprised that it was so EASY!
2 Tablespoons of Natural Oil (Canola is what I used)
2 Tablespoons Natural Baby Soap ( makes them smell so good and baby-ish)
2 cups water (purified is best)
I used the paper towels that are half sheets and folded them on the lines until I had a stack as big as I wanted
This is about 1/4 of the roll, if that
Then I cut the stack in thirds to fit in the box
Mix the solution and pour it over the paper towels in the wipe box
Then I rung them out, because it was way too much solution.
I would say make half the solution for about a half a roll of paper towels.
This only took me 5 minutes tops!
I am never without baby wipes even for my 6 year old, especially when we travel!
I know this will be soooooo much cheaper for me and better on my kids skin!
P.S. If you want even MORE NATURAL do not use Bleached Paper Towels!
If you are not into the paper towel method, you can always do the same thing with thin baby washcloths and wash them I guess and/or put the solution in a spray bottle and use as needed.
This is my first batch and so far they work great, and totally worth a shot!