Mask filter pattern + a sweet-smelling tip!

Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 01 September, 2020

Filter pattern image for Masks by Jen

I am not a doctor nor any type of expert in the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) field, so I have been reticent to offer advice on what sort of filter to use. I can, however, tell you what type of material I use for filters in the masks I wear when I feel like I need added protection. 

I use unscented baby wipes that I have dried in the sunshine!

Unscented baby wipes dried in the sun for filter layer in masks

Download a pdf of the filter pattern in 3 sizes. 

The patterns will look like image below. Keep in mind that the top pattern should be 4.5 inches wide to be the correct size.

Filter pattern for Regular size Masks by Jen

After you download the patterns, cut out the one that is the correct size for your mask and use it to cut a dried baby wipe to the correct size.

To put the filter into the masks, begin by opening the chin and nose flaps. Inside you will find 2 more flaps. Pull those back. 

Opening flaps

Insert the baby wipe filter and smooth as flat as possible. 

filter under chin, nose flaps and interior flaps

While you're at it, maybe put a drop of essential oil on the filter (or on one of the internal flaps). Choose one that brings you peace or comfort. I choose Good Samaritan blend as it makes everyday smell like Christmas! Orange ginger is my close second. What will be yours? Lavender?

Essential oil on filter

As always, if you purchased one of my masks and you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact me through our contact form or with the email address: info at

Enjoy the glow of knowing you are protecting others and looking good!

-- Jennifer Shea Hedberg, The Ice Wrangler


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