Summer Guest Blogger Friday! It's Amy from Marvelous Mommy!

30 July 2010
I hope you'll give a wonderful welcome this week to Amy from Marvelous Mommy!  She's offering up a great tutorial for you to enjoy.  Hop over and say hello to her, she has a blog filled with recipes, reviews, & all kinds of fun stuff.  Have a GREAT weekend!

How To Make Homemade Hand Sanitizing Wipes

I first learned about making homemade hand sanitizing wipes while watching The Doctors when I was pregnant. I decided to try it out and I'm so glad I did. I use them ALL the time!! I keep them in my car and they really come in handy. I use them to wipe down the grocery cart before I put Natalie's cart cover on and I also use them to wipe off my hands in the car. I have even used them to clean up a mess in the car. I wouldn't use them as baby wipes though, they do contain alcohol which can easily be absorbed through your little ones skin.   

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What you'll need:
  • Thick Paper Towels
  • Alcohol
  • Baby Lotion
  • Container
Any alcohol and baby lotion will do. I would recommend using thick paper towels because the cheap kind might break down to easily. Also, the square container I am using was purchased at Wal-Mart for about $2.

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First you need to fold your paper towels to fit into your container. I folded my paper towels in half twice. This step is pretty straight forward and super easy. You can even have your children help!

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Next you need to fill your container with half lotion and half alcohol. Make sure you mix them together well. I only fill my container about half way up. I ended up using about half the bottle of alcohol. It's not an exact science. I make them different every time.

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Now just add your paper towels. They should soak up all of the lotion/alcohol solution. If the paper towels aren't completely soaked you can add more of the solution and if they seem to wet don't worry. They WILL dry out some, especially if you keep them in your car. 

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6 comments:

~*Jess*~ said...

Wow! Awesome idea. Thanks!

Mommy Lisa said...

Hmmm. How much are wipes these days? I bought them in bulk and don't know.

This is a good idea if it really saves you money.

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

What a good idea! I'll have to try this out- we always need sanitizing wipes around our house with my son starting to walk and get into things. :)

Lisa said...

What a creative idea! I should make some of those for work to keep at my desk! Thanks!

Traci said...

Next you'll be making your own laundry detergent like your big sister....awww, I'm so proud at this moment. :)

Liz Taylor said...

I gave you an award! Check it out. I love you blog and your ideas!
Liz
http://projectnaptime.blogspot.com/

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