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Melbourne mother made her own chemical-free baby wipes

A young mother has revealed how she turned a simple idea from the kitchen into a viral parenting hack.

Joy Ratima was just like any other suburban mother when the idea sprung into mind after she noticed a lack of chemical-free baby wipes at the supermarket.

Using just paper towels, coconut oil, body wash and plastic containers, the Melbourne woman transformed the concoctions into a money-saving product.

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Joy Ratima created her own baby wipes after she noticed a lack of chemical-free products

Joy Ratima created her own baby wipes after she noticed a lack of chemical-free products

Joy Ratima created her own baby wipes after she noticed a lack of chemical-free products

Using just paper towels, coconut oil, body wash and plastic containers, the Melbourne woman transformed the concoctions into a money-saving product

Using just paper towels, coconut oil, body wash and plastic containers, the Melbourne woman transformed the concoctions into a money-saving product

Using just paper towels, coconut oil, body wash and plastic containers, the Melbourne woman transformed the concoctions into a money-saving product

Speaking to Today Tonight, the mother said while shopping for baby products at supermarkets, she assumed they were all ‘safe because it’s for babies’. 

However on a closer inspection, she noticed a ‘huge list of chemicals’ after reading the ingredients on the labels.

From there, she decided to make her own do-it-yourself baby wipes by pulling out the ingredients straight from her kitchen cupboards.

‘It’s literally one paper towel that I saw in half with a bread knife, put them in the containers, make up a mixture of boiling water, coconut oil and a natural body wash, pour it on top and that’s how you make them,’ she said.

Her video has since attracted more than 2.2 million viewers – and her next plan is to sell starter packs for other fellow mothers. 

‘I’m actually looking at putting together a starter pack and selling it on my Facebook page of the products you need to start making wipes,’ she said. 

She decided to make DIY baby wipes by pulling out the ingredients straight from her kitchen

She decided to make DIY baby wipes by pulling out the ingredients straight from her kitchen

She decided to make DIY baby wipes by pulling out the ingredients straight from her kitchen

Her video has since attracted more than 2.2 million viewers - and her next plan is to sell starter packs for other fellow mothers

Her video has since attracted more than 2.2 million viewers - and her next plan is to sell starter packs for other fellow mothers

Her video has since attracted more than 2.2 million viewers – and her next plan is to sell starter packs for other fellow mothers

The simple process involves cutting a large roll of kitchen towel in half, and squeezing each half into one of two 125ml plastic containers. 

Next, you will need to whip up a mixture of coconut oil and body wash, which is then mixed with boiling water and poured over the kitchen rolls.

Finally, all you need to do is slide the cardboard holder in the middle of each kitchen towel section out of the middle and place the lid on top of your freshly-made wipes.

The paper towel won’t fall apart because it absorbs the mixture within the container and costs much less than store-bought baby wipes too.

After a successful YouTube tutorial, the mother went on to make a video about how to create homemade ‘hair detangling spray’ and ‘make-up remover wipes’.


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