I’ll admit it, I normally just wipe snotty noses with store bought wipes. With my first it didn’t seem to be a problem. But then my second little guy decided to get all of his teeth at the same time after his first birthday. After a little while of constant snot streams his little cheeks started to get red and dry. I just couldn’t keep wiping his nose with the same product, I needed something that was going to moisturize and feel soothing. So I did some searching! I discovered you could use several different ingredients and that I happened to have a few already. I honestly cannot believe how easy this is and that I didn’t look into it before now. I don’t know that I will keep these on hand all the time but there definitely was a couple times this winter I would’ve loved to have these wipes to battle snotty noses! I know for sure I won’t ever be purchasing boogie wipes again as this takes about 10 minutes and I can’t imagine not having some of the ingredients on hand at just about any time of the year!
You could use any of these:
- Witch hazel
- Vitamin E
- Shea butter
- Liquid coconut oil
- Olive oil
- Cocoa butter
- Saline water
- essential oil’s
I would only pick a couple of these ingredients per batch but it’s really nice to have options! So far Ive used witch hazel, cocoa butter with vitamin E, saline water, and lavender essential oil. I really wanted to use aloe but all of our aloe has lidocaine in it and I just didn’t want to put that in his wipes.
So on top of healing his dry little cheeks he also doesn’t seem to mind as much as store bought wipes. It’s been a win win!
Below I’m going to list the Ingredients and portions I used. If you do end up using a different recipe I would love to hear about it!
So you’ll need:
- 1 c saline water
- 2 tbs witch hazel
- 3 tbs palmers cocoa butter
- 6-8 drops of lavender oil
I cut two receiving blankets up but you could use baby washcloths or another soft materiel.
The mixture pretty much was completely absorbed by all the squares I cut out.
I stored the wipes in ordinary Tupperware but an old wipe container would work really well.
I made some saline water in a pot on the stove on low. I then added the rest of the ingredients to the pot and stirred it up.
I dipped a square into the mixture and rung it out.
I then rolled up the damp cloth and put in my Tupperware.
I was able to store them at room temperature for four days before they started to get that mildew smell.
I threw all of them into the wash and started over.
The whole process probably takes 10 minutes.
There you have it I hope you found this helpful! As always thanks for reading!