You don't need magic to turn a roll of paper towels into all-natural baby wipes. In fact, it's a simple process that just about anyone can do, and it'll help you stretch a dollar. You likely won't need to run to the store for the necessary components; they're probably in your bathroom. So, what are you waiting for?
The idea for this handy home hack comes from Sarah Roe, also known as the Money Saving Queen. For the past decade, Roe has instilled in her followers the art (and many benefits) of being frugal. This all came to be in 2005 after Roe's son was diagnosed with a number of life-threatening food allergies. The cost of medications coupled with the difficulty of finding safe-yet-affordable food for her son led the mother on a journey. Roe wanted to be able to provide for her family without breaking the bank.

How did she do it? Roe turned to a method that most of us are familiar with: couponing. She says she learned the tricks of the trade from her father. Roe quickly discovered that she had a knack for it, and in two short years she found herself teaching couponing classes in Tulsa, Okla., according to her website. In 2008, she started her own business, originally called Tulsa’s Coupon Queen.

Over the years Roe's business has grown and undergone a name change; as of 2010 she's officially the founder of Money Saving Queen. Per her Facebook page, Roe aims "to teach people to save money and give back to those in need."

Roe's website is full of recipes, tips on how to save money, and coupons of all sorts. She also lists a number of restaurants where kids can eat free. On top of that, Roe frequently hosts contests with free giveaways. She's certainly making good on her mission.

The single mother also has a YouTube channel where she posts videos about couponing, crafting, and cooking. Her most-viewed video is a tutorial on how to make baby wipes at home. It's been viewed nearly 4 million times, but commenters seem to be split on whether or not this is a good alternative to store-bought brands.

A Daily Mail article estimates that parents will spend over $4,000 on their baby during his or her first year. While baby wipes certainly don't account for a bulk of the spending, every little amount you can save helps. So why not try making wet wipes at home? 

All you need is a paper towel roll, which you will promptly cut in half, water, baby wash, and baby oil. Mix together a cup and a half of water with two tablespoons of baby wash and one tablespoon of baby oil. Then pour said mixture over your paper towels and let soak. You can remove the roll from the middle and store your natural baby wipes in the fridge.

What do you think of the Money Saving Queen's alternative to store-bought baby wipes?