Disinfecting wipes are a must have in every household. Did you know you can easily make homemade disinfecting wipes at home? Homemade Disinfecting Wipes only use a few ingredients that you most likely have in your pantry. This is a handy and inexpensive recipe that you will want to save for later! Since most store are sold out of hand sanitizer learn how to make your own here. Baby wipes are another thing that are currently hard to find, check out my homemade wet wipes here.
Homemade Disinfecting Wipes
I love to disinfect my home to clean and hopefully prevent sickness. I also love using these homemade wipes knowing the exact ingredients that are in them. These disinfecting wipes are the best cleaning wipes that you will ever use plus they shine and polish too. Also these wipes are safe for kids to help use too!
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Bleach Free Cleaning Wipes
These wipes do not include any bleach or Clorox, but they have all the cleaning power thanks to rubbing alcohol and Dawn Dish soap.
Do these antibacterial wipes contain vinegar or tea tree oil?
No these disinfecting wipes do not contain vinegar or tea tree oil. Vinegar is a great cleaning agent, but vinegar does not have the sanitizing and disinfecting powers of rubbing alcohol.
Can I use another dish soap?
Yes you can use your favorite dish soap that you might have on hand for this recipe. However, I found that Dawn Dish Soap is my favorite because it cuts scum, grease, and grime so well!
What essential oils can I use for these wipes?
I used lemon essential oil and I love the fresh smell. You could use your favorite essential oil.
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How to store these homemade disinfecting wipes?
There are many options to store these cleaning wipes. You can keep them in a glass jar, plastic container, or an old baby wipe container. I keep them in a glass jar on my counter for easy cleaning.
Supplies need to make these cleaning wipes:
- Distilled Water
- Rubbing Alcohol at 90% concentration – this is the best for disinfecting.
- Dawn Dish Soap – cuts the grease and slime every time.
- Lemon Essential Oil – for a fresh smell.
- Storage Container
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How to Make Homemade Disinfecting Wipes:
First, decide how large you want your wipes. I cut most of my washcloths in half, but I left some full size for larger jobs.
Then fill your jar with the washcloths.
In a bowl, mix together water, rubbing alcohol, Dawn, and lemon essential oil.
Pour the cleaning mix into the jar over the washcloths.
Put the lid on and use as needed. After your rags are dirty, just throw in the washing machine and remake as necessary!
Homemade Disinfecting Wipes
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What You Need
- 2 cups Distilled Water
- 1 cup Rubbing Alcohol at least 90% concentration
- 2-3 tbsp Dawn
- 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- Glass Jar with clip top lid
- First, decide how large you want your wipes. I cut most of my washcloths in half, but I left some full size for larger jobs.
- Fill your jar with the washcloths.
- In a bowl, mix together water, rubbing alcohol, Dawn, and lemon essential oil.
- Pour the cleaning mix into the jar over the washcloths.
- Put the lid on and use as needed. After your rags are dirty, just throw in the washing machine and remake as necessary!
Important note: I am just sharing what has worked for me in my home. These disinfectant wipes have not been lab-tested. It is important to always use good judgement and to practice good cleaning and hygiene.
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