Parents everywhere know the value of wet wipes – you can use them on your baby – sure – but most of us also use them as makeup removers, for spot cleaning stains, wiping pet hair off the couch, mopping spills off the floor, cleaning crayon off the floor/wall, and for basically EVERYTHING when camping. But are they safe for you and baby? We’ve found some that definitely are.

Wipes are priceless for us parents, but you do want to make sure the wipes you use are biodegradable and only contain ingredients you’re happy for your body (and your baby’s body) to absorb. That’s where these Functional Botanical wipes from Neat Natural Products come in.

The Essential and Luna Wipes from Neat only have safe, minimal ingredients – other wipes have 15 – 30 ingredients, many of which are caustic and can be harmful to the skin. Even the best wipes that feature essential oils and other organics still contain chemical preservatives. Functional Botanical’s dry wipes have only pure botanicals, formulated to nourish and cleanse, while not harming the delicate landscape of your skin. Nature knows best.


But that’s not all that makes these wipes super special. They are actually dry towels made of super soft bamboo infused with essential oils that are compressed into a little tablet! You simply have to pop a tablet out of the tube, wet it with a few tablespoons of water (with your handy eco drink bottle that’s always on you) and they open out into this amazing wipe or towelette.

Why are these natural bamboo dry-wipes so awesome?

  • Dry tablet, ready to use anytime anywhere
  • Nourishing and moisturizing for the skin
  • Compact
  • Handy for first aid kit, glovebox of car, handbag
  • Great for concerts and festivals, camping and glamping
  • Biodegradable and compostable, and reusable if only used to freshen up! Pop it away and re-wet it later!
  • No alcohol or preservatives

You can currently get these in travel tubes of 10, a rice-paper refill pack of 35, and an expedition pack of 240 wipes.

You’ve got two options when it comes to the mix of essential oils:


*Copiaba, **Lavender, **Ylang Ylang, **Niouli and *Palo Santo (*wildcrafted **organic)


Bulgarian Rose Absolute, **Copiaba, *Frankincense, *Ylang Ylang and *Rose Geranium in a base of Organic *Fractionated Coconut Oil and *Argan Oil. (*certified organic **wildcrafted)

Keen to get your hands on some of these Functional Botanicals dry wipes? This is a **NZ exclusive** – Neat are the only reseller in New Zealand for this product. So head to their website – and get some of these handy little tubes into your cupboard/bag/car today!