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Camping Body Wipes

How to quickly make camping body wipes with paper towels and 4 simple ingredients. Perfect for no rinse full body cleansing, head to toe!
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Yield: 150
Author: Mel Lockcuff
Cost: $5-10



  • Cut your paper towel roll in half.
  • Add the warm water to a sealable container.*
  • Add body wash and essential oil/s to the mixture in the container.
  • Stir the mixture together well.
  • Drop the paper towel roll into the liquid, cut side down.
  • Seal the container with a lid and place it upside down, so the liquid will absorb into the paper towels. Let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • Once all the liquid has worked its way through the paper towels, pull the cardboard tube out.
  • Your body wipes are ready to use!


Can I use them if I have sensitive skin?
It's always good to test a small area before using them all over your body. And always be careful using them around more private parts because certain areas of our bodies are definitely more sensitive (especially to essential oils) than others. Always err on the side of caution and start small, then work your way up, so to say.
*(Disclaimer: Everything I share about essential oils on Adventures of Mel is based on personal experience and has not been approved by the FDA. Please do your own research, and never use essential oils in a way that would make you uncomfortable. Also, take special caution for those pregnant or nursing, as well as children. Read the Full Disclaimer.)