Learn how to make disinfectant wipes. These homemade cleaning wipes take minutes to make and will save you so much money. Check out the video tutorial on making these reusable cleaning wipes.
How to Make Disinfectant Wipes
We all know that cleaning wipes can be handy. The problem is…what’s in those things? Have you ever read the label? And if you read it…did you even understand anything that it said? Did you know that you actually have to wipe down your countertops AFTER using them? It seems to defeat the purpose a bit, doesn’t it? If you love the convenience of cleaning wipes, why not make your own? With just a few simple tips, you’ll learn how to make disinfectant wipes.
Recycling and Reusing Cleaning Wipes
Believe it or not, it’s easier to make disinfectant wipes than you might have thought. You probably even have the things you need on hand. The first thing you need is the material you’ll use for your wipes. Old cotton shirts can be torn into cloth-size pieces or you can purchase thin kitchen towels and cut them in half. One of the best parts about these wipes is that they can be washed and reused time and time again. Saving money, and the Earth!
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Why glass is better for storing your DIY cleaning wipes
The next thing you’re going to need is something to store your wipes in. You want something that has an airtight lid. A 64-ounce glass mason jar works really well. It will hold several disinfectant wipes and won’t take up a lot of space on the counter or in your cleaning cabinet. Because it’s glass, you also don’t have to worry about chemicals from plastic leaking into your wipes.
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How to make the cleaning solution for your natural DIY wipes
For the cleaning solution, you’ll need:
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
- 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp castile soap
- 20 drops essential oil (I used lemon)
Other supplies you’ll need:
- Large wide mouth mason jar
- Mason jar lid
- Cloth rags (I bought these cotton rags from Amazon)
- Free Label Download (Optional)
If you like, you can also add essential oils to not only give the wipes a nice fragrance but to help in the cleaning process as well. For example, tea tree oil helps sanitize.
Putting the steps together to complete your disinfectant wipes
Mix the ingredients in the glass jar, add your clothes and push down so they become saturated, and screw on the lid. When you use a wipe, toss it in the laundry and set aside until you’ve used all the others in the jar. Repeat the process.
These DIY disinfectant wipes are not only natural, but you won’t believe how much money you’ll save by making your own. Best of all, you’re recycling old tee shirts and finding a great use for them. Not only that, but you get to reuse the wipes over and over again.
If you want to a more natural home, these homemade disinfectant wipes need to be on your radar!