I'm so excited to be able to share some of my frugal tips with you all on a month to month basis. My first entry is going to be on making your own boogie wipes. These bad boys retail for about $3.99 a pack and you can easily make them at home for a fraction of the cost. So if you have little ones running around with boogery noses you definitely want to check this out!
Here's what you will need:
- 1 cup of hot water
- Paper towels. I used Viva because they are super soft, but if you prefer another brand go for it.
- A pinch of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil ( I love this stuff and it has sooo many uses, plus it smells amazing)
- 2 teaspoons of Witch Hazel
- 3-4 drops of your favorite essential oil, think eucalyptus or lavender. I was out of EO so I subbed in a 1/2 teaspoon of Baby Vix, which contains aloe vera, lavender and eucalyptus.
- Spare wipes case, or some sort of resealable container.
I decided to make these booger wipes disposable because I am not quite as crafty as I like to think I am, but if you are a little craftier than I you can easily make these reusable. If you would like to make them reusable I would recommend using flannel. Just cut up some flannel squares and either sew them or surge them together. Really easy and fairly inexpensive if you get the flannel on sale at the fabric store.
Preparing the wipe solution:
- Cut 10 paper towels in half and then fold them in half
- Mix up the ingredients making sure that the water is hot enough to fully dissolve the sea salt, coconut oil, and Vix.
- Soak your stack of folded paper towels in the mix and wring them out gently, making sure that they aren't soaking wet.
The last and most important step here is to have these suckers ready to go whenever your 3 year old yells, "I got boogers". Or your poor little 7 month old has a nose running like a faucet and you can't bear to wipe his red little nose one more time with just plain tissue.