DIY Bit Wipe Recipe

Have you ever struggled to put a bit into your horses’s mouth? Maybe just needed to clean it off? Or just wanting a good-smelling wipe to make your tack room smell amazing? And when it comes to horse ownership you never want to pay more than you need to on your equine items.

Well, I for one am tired of paying $15-20 in a tack store for bit wipes that don’t even get the job done. You’re in luck because today I will be telling you how to make your very own bit wipes!!!

This recipe is so easy and so fun to do with your family and friends. And during this tough time, you can craft and create these horsey masterpieces.  

For your Bit wipes, you will need only 4 things!

What you need:

  • Paper Towels
  • Peppermint Extract 
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Storage Containers

(Hint… 2 cups water to every teaspoon of extract)

First, you pull the paper towel off the roll where the crease is, Then cut the piece in half. It really depends on what size of container you use, but cutting mine in half seemed to work just fine.

After you cut the paper towel, pour 2 cups of water to every teaspoon of peppermint extract. If you would like to make the bit wipes a different flavor/scent just change the type of extract.

After filling the container with the water extract mixture, start laying the cut paper towels down into the watery substance and put pressure on it so you can fit as many as possible.

And there you go! These bit wipes are quick, easy, and save you a whole lot of money!

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This recipes is so easy and is so fun to do with family and friends. 

Haley Henry

Hi, I’m Haley Henry: 13 years old, a cancer fighter, and horses are what I live for. And I am so thankful for this opportunity to share my knowledge of horses with you!


  1. Crazy Horse Woman
    January 27, 2021 / 5:47 pm

    WOW! This recipe actually works and it used items that I already have at home! The best pat is that my horse now reaches and grabs the bit rather than me wasting 15-20 minutes trying to get my cranky mare to open up her mouth!

  2. September 5, 2021 / 7:58 pm

    This is a great tip! I never used them when I was younger so they never really became part of my routine, plus they always seemed a little expensive for being a bit wipe. But, several people at different barns over the last few years have recommended them and I have been tempted to buy some. The fact that I can make these for a few bucks is awesome. I can’t wait to try them out!

  3. Nik
    February 24, 2022 / 4:02 pm

    I have never heard of but wiped and I’ve been around horses for 50 years. Usually if the horse doesn’t want to accept the bit due to discomfort when being ridden. I would check the teeth and back and also always consider it’s sensitive so it’s important to be respectful with the horse’s mouth. Also wash the bit off after each ride

    • Saralyn Billotti-austin
      May 29, 2022 / 3:14 pm

      Really, let it go

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