How To Make Your Own Wet Wipes

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Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make your own gorgeous smelling reusable wet wipes - 100% plastic-free and chemical-free. This is the perfect addition to your natural and zero waste cleaning and bathroom collection. 


  • 250ml (8 1/2 fl oz / 1 cup) distilled water
  • 200ml (7 fl oz/scant / 1 cup) white vinegar 
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 12 cotton cloths cut in half, or 24 pieces of fabric of your choice (any organic cotton or bamboo are perfect - just ensure they're plastic-free and biodegradable)
  • Glass jar or container with a lid  


  • Fill a glass jar halfway with the distilled water.
  • Add the vinegar and essential oils and stir well. 
  • Layer up your cloths into the jar, and once full, add more distilled water to top up the jar. 
  • Seal and shake well to evenly distribute the oils. 
  • Take a wipe, use it and return it to the jar afterwards until you feel the mixture needs to be replaced.  
  • After substantial use of a wipe (for example, babies bottoms!), simply wash in a to wash, and return to the jar.
  • Alternatively you could rung newly soaked wipes out, and add to a wet bag or box. They will stay moist for a long period of time and retain their smell, then they're easy to take out with you or include inside a nappy bag or cosmetic bag.