Homemade Baby Wipes

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Shortly after my daughter was born, we discovered she had very sensitive skin and constantly had diaper rash.  After consulting her Pediatrician, he requested we immediately stop using store-bought wipes as they could be irritating her skin and not allowing the diaper rash to dissipate, or quite possibly could be the main cause of the rash.

A month or so prior to this appointment, I had gone to a friend’s house where we made homemade baby wipes, along with numerous other all-natural baby products.  Immediately after returning home from our daughter’s doctor appointment, my husband and I started using the homemade baby wipes on our daughter and overnight the diaper rash disappeared. We have been using these wipes on her ever since, and not only are they so much better for her skin, but they are so quick and easy to make, as well as tremendously cost-effective!

For this blog, I used the Aura Cacia Essential Oils from Coborn’s. Aura Cacia, has a great variety of high-quality Essential Oils that are animal-friendly, environmentally-friendly and clearly list all of their ingredients on each product. Their products are backed by a quality guarantee and it is easy to grab them on your shopping trip to Coborn’s. I pick up my Domestix or Ziploc containers, paper towels and Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap at Coborn’s as well.


Homemade Baby Wipes
  • 1 T. Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap – Lavender Scent
  • 1 T. Aura Cacia Sweet Almond Oil
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Drops Aura Cacia Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 1 Drop Aura Cacia Lavender Essential Oi
  • ⅓ Roll Paper Towel
  • 1 round plastic container with lid – at least 1.6 QT
  1. With a large, sharp knife, carefully cut a paper towel roll in three pieces.
  2. In the round container, add the first five liquid ingredients and stir.
  3. Slowly place one of the three portions of the paper towel roll in the liquid mixture and place the cover on the container.
  4. Let sit for at least 15 minutes to absorb the liquid.
  5. Remove the cover, pull out the cardboard core, and either flip the paper towels in the container and replace lid or replace lid and flip the entire container upside down.
  6. Let sit for at least 30 minutes.
  7. When you are ready to use them, pull wipes from the center.

How to make homemade baby wipes. www.cobornsblog.comTips

  • Cutting the paper towel roll is the hardest part. I usually have my husband do this and he will cut 3 or 4 rolls ahead of time so we have a stock of them ready.
  • Any brand of paper towels will work, whether generic or name brand.  We typically buy a generic brand and they work great.
  • Depending on the size of the container and thickness of the paper towels you use, you may need to add a little more or less water.  This can be done at any time, even after the wipes are ready to use.
  • I always have a pre-made container of wipes on hand for immediate use after the container we are using runs out.
  • Place wipes in a sealed bag to store in the diaper bag.

Even my husband, who has not always been much of an essential oil or all-natural believer, thinks they were a great change for our daughter and an amazing money saver for our family. Enjoy!

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Emily Coborn
District Manager

I’m not a cold weather person so I really try to look for the silver lining when winter comes around. There are those beautiful snow flocked trees, guilt-free movie marathons, yummy soups, and…well, that’s about all there is in my silver linings playbook. Winter just isn’t my gig!

That’s why it’s been so tough these last couple weeks, waking up to all those Facebook pics of my friends’ car thermometers – I think the lowest I saw was -22°.

Enough of my complaining, though…there certainly is a silver lining to Winter Storm Ion and that is the huge surplus of soups in my freezer. This past Sunday, I bundled up and went to the store to get ingredients for a day-long cooking endeavor, including White Chicken Chili, Chicken Stroganoff Soup, and my all-time favorite Italian Sausage, Spinach and Bean Soup – all of which I froze for future enjoyment following my movie marathons.

Fortunately, with our current Food Club Fuel Rewards promotion, I earned savings for the next time I filled up at one of our Coborn’s-owned gas stations — which happened to be today (car temp indicated -2°) – by simply buying Food Club products for my soup ingredients.

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Here’s how the promotion works: Now through Feb. 1, 2014, if you buy four or more Food Club items (up to 25), you’ll receive a FREE fuel coupon that you can use at any of our Coborn’s-owned gas stations, including Little Dukes, Holiday or other partnering stations.

That means for my Italian Sausage, Spinach and Bean Soup alone, I earned nearly $2 toward my next fuel purchase, just for buying what I already planned to buy. It was so easy. And, I had no qualms about doing it because Food Club products are fresh, high-quality items AND they’re priced nearly 10-20 percent less than their national brand equivalent. If that doesn’t do it for you, they stand behind Food Club products with a 200 percent guarantee; if you’re ever unsatisfied, just bring the product back to the store and they’ll double your money back.

So, if you’re like me and winter isn’t your thing, consider taking advantage of this great promotion and having a cooking frenzy! I have even included my favorite Italian Sausage, Spinach and Bean soup recipe below in case you’re feeling adventurous. Stay warm and bon appetit!

Italian Sausage, Spinach & Bean Soup
  • 8 oz. Ground Italian sausage
  • 1 T. Food Club olive oil
  • 5 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. Dried Crushed Red Pepper
  • 10-oz. Package Fresh Spinach
  • 2-15-oz. Cans Food Club Cannellini Beans, undrained
  • 3 Cups Food Club Chicken Broth
  • ¼ Cup Food Club Butter
  • ½ Cup Food Club Parmesan cheese
  • 14.5 oz. Can Food Club Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 T. Fresh Parsley, chopped
  1. Brown sausage in olive oil in Dutch oven.
  2. Add garlic and dried crushed red pepper, and sauté for two minutes.
  3. Add spinach and sauté for an additional two minutes or until spinach is wilted.
  4. Stir in cannellini beans and cook for one minute.
  5. Add broth and bring to a boil.
  6. Add butter, cheese, tomato and 2 T. parsley.
  7. Cook until heated.
  8. Stir in salt and pepper.
If you really love spinach, use 2 packages instead of just one.

I usually use two fresh plum tomatoes instead of diced tomatoes but opted for the canned tomatoes because of this promotion.

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