So let me just say that I am on this DIY(do it yourself) kick right now. Any way to make something myself and save money, I am all about it! I have made the homemade laundry soap, and love that! I paid not quite $20 for FOUR MONTHS of soap! I estimate I saved $30-$50! I have substituted vinegar for softener and saved another chunk of $$. I also use vinegar as a rinse aid in the dishwasher...the jury is still out on that one.
I have also been researching homemade body soap and shampoo recipes. I bought some unscented castile bar soap and want to experiment making my own body wash.
I also use quite a few baby wipes in this house even though I don't have any babies in diapers any more (PTL)! I have seen this recipe for homemade wipes on different blogs and have wanted to try it, so I finally got around to it.
The first thing I did was go to Big Lots and buy the containers... Then I admit to trying this recipe with cheap Sparkle paper towels...NO GO! I had to throw them all out...but it wasn't a big loss. I went and bought Bounty and it was well worth it! I adjusted the recipe slightly to meet my needs. It seemed a little too soapy for me. So this is what I ended up with:
2 1/4 cup water
1 TBSP baby shampoo/wash
1 TBSP baby oil
First you cut the paper towel roll in half (for pictures, see the link above). I used an electric knife and it worked GREAT! I mixed up the ingredients and poured them in the container, then placed the half paper towel roll in, cut side down. I let the water soak at least half way up the roll, then put the lid on and flipped it over. After it was completely soaked, I removed the cardboard center and pulled the towels from the center and we were in business! They are really nice! Thanks again to my friend Jen for inspiring me!