I don’t know why I waited so long to make my own disinfecting wipes. I’ve heard how easy they are to make but never really gave it a second thought. I always figured it’s just easier to buy name brand wipes from the store but if you really stop to look at the label you will find that you can’t even pronounce some of the ingredients which have been known to cause serious health problems. I prefer to use ingredients that are non toxic, natural based and safe. After learning how to make my own, I can’t imagine going back to store bought wipes. My goal is to simply introduce safer, less expensive and health conscious alternatives. The internet is bursting with tons of valuable information that we can use to better our lives and live happier and healthier. Some of you moms may be thinking “who has time when we can buy the stuff already made?” I totally get it because I’m a working mom too and hardly have any time to myself let alone experimenting with new recipes but when I think of all the products we use and all the chemicals our kids come in contact with it’s a no-brainer for me to want to create a safe, non-toxic environment for my family. So if you are looking for ways to go green and eliminate harmful toxic chemicals from your home, I invite you to try this easy recipe I found at Live Renewed. I did tweak it a bit to my liking. You can check other blogs or websites like Pinterest where you can find an array of home cleaning DIY recipes. The possibilities are endless from making your own laundry detergent to your own face wipes. Happy DIYing!!!
What you’ll need (see pic #1)
A roll of good quality paper towels (I used Bounty)
2 Cups of Water
4 Tbs – Distilled White Vinegar
1 Tbs – Natural Based Dish Soap (I used Mrs. Meyer’s)
10-12 drops of Essential Oil (The recipe I found called for Lemon but I used Tea Tree Oil)
1) What you’ll need 2) Cut roll of paper towel in half
3) Put half of the roll in canister (cut side down)
4) Combine all the liquid ingredients listed above in a measuring cup, stir then pour a little at a time allowing the paper to absorb.
5) Cover with lid and let absorb for a few minutes.
7) Wala! Your DIY wipes are ready to be used. Start by pulling from the center.
8) Don’t forget to add a pretty label with the recipe written on it. You can either print one up or use chalkboard contact paper like I did.
Happy Cleaning Everyone!