I found this recipe several weeks ago but never had time to make it until tonight. It is so easy-the hardest part was folding the paper towels. Kids will have a ball with this recipe-it’s simple and not a lot of clean up for the grown-ups!
The original recipe is below (as found at www.spaindex.com) and my modifications follow the recipe.
20 to 24 Squares of white heavy-duty quality paper towels
1 cup Witch Hazel
1 teaspoon Glycerin
1-3 drops of essential oil of your choice
Combine the Witch Hazel, Glycerin, and essential oil.* Mix well and set aside.
Next, separate and stack each of the paper towel squares from the roll**; cut each square in half. You will now have rectangles. Fold each rectangle into thirds as if you would a letter. Now, fold each in half as if you were closing a book.
Holding the stack of towels firmly closed, place in a pie pan and hold down with your finger. Pour witch hazel mixture over towels. Let stand for a few minutes to absorb all of the liquid. Stack towels in an empty lidded plastic container or zip-lock type bag.
Keep in your car, bathroom, gym locker or other useful places. * I used lemon essential oil and found it very refreshing
** Using the “choose-your-own-size” type of paper towel eliminates having to cut all the pieces. Take the smallest piece of the paper towel (a rectangle), fold into thirds, then fold in half as per the original directions.
I’ve used these off and on all night and I love them. These towelettes are great for people with kids-a super economical way to keep them clean! I’m going to make a batch for my son to take back to the dorm.
What would you change about this recipe? Would you use a different type of essential oil? If so, what kind and why?