Crunchy Cheats is a ongoing series on The Pistachio Project that will basically supply you with suggestions of better products that you can easily buy. Some of these will be products that you can buy if you are not ready to dive all the way into crunchiness and make everything yourself but some of the Crunchy Cheats will be lists of safer brands to chose from when buying products (that you couldn’t possibly make.)


Today’s Crunchy Cheat is baby wipes!

I personally use cloth wipes for my baby’s bum now. I switched a few years ago mostly due to the chemicals that are in baby wipes but of course, they also are eco-friendly as well as save me money!

However, I know not everyone wants to use cloth wipes and sometimes even those who do use cloth have to resort to disposable wipes once in awhile. That is why I decided to make a list of baby wipes that are safer to use. The ones with less toxins in them.

BabyGanics Thick n’ Kleen Baby Wipes


Cost: $0..04/wipe

Crunchy Cheats: 6 Natural Baby Wipes OptionsIngredients: Water, cetearyl isononanoate*, ceteareth-20*, cetearyl alcohol*, glyceryl stearate***, vegetarian glycerin*, ceteareth-12*, cetyl palmitate**, potassium sorbate, phenoxyethanol.

Derived from: *Coconut and/or Palm Oil, **Palm Oil, ***Soy or Palm Oil.
EWG Skin Deep Rating: 2

Earth’s Best TenderCare Chlorine Free Baby Wipes

Cost: $0.05/wipe
Ingredients: Water (purified), Glycerine (vegetable), Alkyl Polyglucoside, Aloe Vera (aloe barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Citric Acid, Vitamin E, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate (broad spectrum antimicrobial)
EWG Skin Deep Rating: 1

Crunchy Cheats: 6 Natural Baby Wipes OptionsSeventh Generation Free and Clear Baby Wipes

Cost: $0.04/wipe
Ingredients: Water, cocamidopropyl pg-dimonium chloride phosphate, sodium benzoate, quillaja saponaria wood extract, citric acid, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, tocopheryl acetate.
EWG Skin Deep Rating: The old formula is rated 1. The new formula (the one listed above) is not yet rated but judging by the ingredients it is probably a 1 as well.

Bum Boosa Baby Wipes

Cost: $0.07/wipe
Ingredients: Water, Polysorbate 20, Vegetable Glycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Organic Aloe Vera),Calendula Extract, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid
EWG Skin Deep Rating: 2
Bonus: Biodegradable
Crunchy Cheats: 6 Natural Baby Wipes Options
GroVia BioWipes

Cost: $0.09/wipe
Ingredients: Purified Water, Calendula Extract, Grapeseed Extract, Citric Acid, Glycerin (vegetable oil derived), Aloe Vera, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Gluconolactone, Akyl Polyglucoside
EWG Skin Deep Rating: Not rated yet but judging by the ingredients I’m guessing it’s a 1.
Bonus: Compostable

Make Your Own

Cost: $0.004/wipe (ridiculously cheap)
Ingredients: May vary depending on the recipe you use: paper towels (or cloth), water, castile soap, glycerin or oil, essential oils (optional)
EWG Skin Deep Rating: Not rated but likely a 0.
As always, this is not a complete list. There are other brands of wipes out there with similar ratings and prices. I will say that you cannot find a disposable baby wipe with a rating of 0. In order to get that you have to use cloth wipes.