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Rehydrating Personal Cleansing Wipes

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Cleansing wipes have a tendency to dry out over time as you use up the package. This is a guide about rehydrating personal cleansing wipes.


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September 30, 2011

Wet wipes are just as great for personal adult use as they are for babies. I buy them initially in a container, and then refill the container with the refill packets. Wipes have a tendency to dry out, so as not to waste any I will mix the few dried out old wipes in the container with the new ones (which are usually very wet). This way, the drier wipes absorb the moisture of the new ones.

I also keep the plastic wrapping of the refills and put the wipes in it, around 3/4 of it, all except the top, where they are pulled out. This also helps to keep the wipes moist longer! Of course, I recycle the containers, and only buy refills for them as long as the container lasts. I keep it by my toilet for easy access.

P.S. The microfiber of the dried out wipes with some fusible webbing or fabric glue can be used as a patch material or reinforcement when sewing.

By pam munro from Los Angeles, CA

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October 13, 20120 found this helpful

What can I use to remoisten wipes in the container? The ones you use for personal wipes, not cleaning.

By Eileen


October 14, 20120 found this helpful

Since the water is what evaporates, I rehydrate mine with just plain water, reseal it and it works good as new.

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October 14, 20120 found this helpful

I use distilled water, just pour enough in the container to get wipes moistened again.

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October 15, 20120 found this helpful

I don't see why you couldn't. I've done it with baby wipes (using them for wiping off stamps for my scrapbooking).


The chemicals will still be on the cloths. They may be a slight bit diluted this time around, but I'll bet they'll still work.

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October 15, 20120 found this helpful

I use hydrogen peroxide.

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October 16, 20120 found this helpful

Use some water and a few drops of baby oil.

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July 20, 20170 found this helpful

Saline solution ... the kind for eyes

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May 28, 20180 found this helpful

For facial or body wipes spray with some coconut oil. Also if you store your wipes with the packet upside down this helps the moisture that sits at the bottom go to the top.

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