Making your own baby wipes is a practical and safe alternative to using the commercially available wipes. Most baby wipes on the market list Propylene Glycol as the second ingredient. PG is the cosmetic form of mineral oil used in automatic brake and hydraulic fluid, and as an industrial antifreeze, and the main TOXIC ingredient is PG.
1/4 cup olive oil (or other light oil)
1/8 cup baby shampoo or bath
4 cups distilled water
A few drops lavender or tea tree essential oil for its antiseptic and antibacterial qualities.
Mix all ingredients together well. Put in a large Mason jar and shake well. Take a roll of blue shop paper towels and remove the cardboard tube from the middle. Cut the roll of paper towels in half. Pour half of the liquid mixture into a bowl and stand half of the roll of paper towels in the bowl until the liquid is absorbed. Place in a large zip-type bag. Save the liquid and other half of the paper towel roll for your next batch.
If your baby is showing signs of or is prone to yeast infection, add two teaspoons of vinegar to your liquid.