So you’ve learned about eco-friendly diapers, but what about wipes? Good news, there are a ton of wipe options as well! Here are my favorite eco-friendly wipes.
- Cloth Wipes
Cloth wipes are great because they save you a ton of money and they are good for the environment. Regular wipes can clog sewers, be harmful for animals, and seep toxic chemicals into the earth. Cloth wipes are great because you can reuse them many times before discarding them and depending on the cloth they usually decompose better. You can buy cloth wipes from Amazon but I chose to make my own. If you make your own you want to use a soft flannel. I up-cycled my husband’s old flannel shirts by washing them with a baby sensitive soap and then cutting the flannel into squares. If you chose to use cloth wipes you’ll want to use a water infused with essential oils to cleanse your babies messy parts. I use water mixed with Jojoba oil and lavender essential oils. Be careful about what oils you use and that they are therapeutic grade and organic. Not all oils are baby safe and most aren’t safe on small babies. I chose not to cloth diaper until my daughter was 1 month because of this. I use lavender because it is a cleansing oil and when my daughter is older I’ll use tea tree oil. If you have any questions about using essential oils contact your doctor before introducing them to your child.
These wipes are really affordable and very durable. Not only that, they don’t dry out quickly. A problem that some eco-wipes have. These wipes are made from plant-based materials. Now there is great debate if regular wipes are actually eco friendly. These break down easier than regular wipes because they are made from plant based materials and not from polyester fibers which can be harmful for the environment. These wipes can be purchased from Walmart for $14 for 800 wipes.
3. Naty Wipes
Naty wipes are made with renewable plant based material, 100% compostable, 100% natural ingredients, 100% GM-Free, dermatologically tested, Chlorine Free (TCF) and perfume free (except for Lightly Scented wipes which has a certified light scent of freshness). You can find out more about Naty wipes here. I paid $10 for 168 wipes. I will say that I did have a problem with these wipes drying out and had to spritz water on some of them in order to use them effectively.
ECO Wipes I Haven’t Tried Yet
NatraCare wipes are made from 100% organic cotton cloth, organic essential oils, and natural plant-based ingredients. They biodegradable & compostable and dermatologically tested on human volunteers. They are priced at about $30 for 500 which is about the same price as the Naty wipes. You can find them at most stores and on Amazon. You can click here to find out more about their wipes.
2. Elements Natural
These wipes are made from Ingeo. They are biobased, compostable, biodegradable and renewable. To learn more about Elements Natural click here. These are harder to find and the price varies from store to store. To find a location near you click here.
3. Attitude Biodegradable Wipes
Attitude wipes are biodegradable, compostable, hypoallergenic and vegan. You can find these online for about $10 for 72 wipes. You can learn more about them and purchase them here.
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