When I first started making my own cleaning products, the first thing I replaced was cleaning wipes. I can honestly say it’s been more than 5 years since I last bought a container of them. This DIY Cleaning Wipes recipe is incredibly easy to make, and because we are using cloth, you can wash them and reuse them over and over again.
*If you’d like a little more information on making your own, homemade cleaning wipes, a Video Tutorial is provided at the end of this post*
I’m actually updating a very old post today. About a week into blogging, I shared a recipe for homemade cleaning wipes, and today I’ve got an updated version. I have been using these wipes for years, and I simply love them. I use them to wipe down toilets, door handles, light switches… you name it.
What You Need to Make Your Own Cleaning Wipes
- A plastic (or glass, if using essential oil) container, with a lid, for storage- I use a mason jar.
- About 14 pieces of Cotton Cloth- I used an old t-shirt and cut it into squares about 8″ x 8″.
- Glass Measuring Cup
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 2 Tbsp. Rubbing Alcohol– I typically use 91%
- 1 Tbsp. Dawn Dish Soap
- 15-20 Drops Thieves Essential Oil (Optional)- Not sure where to buy essential oils? Check out this post.
How to Make DIY Cleaning Wipes
In your glass measuring cup, mix together 2 Tablespoons of rubbing alcohol with 15-20 drops of Thieves essential oil.
After this is thoroughly mixed, add 1/2 cup water and 1 Tablespoon dish soap. Stir until combined.
Put your cloth pieces into your container and pour the mixture over the cloths. Put the lid on the container so the wipes don’t dry out, and allow a little time for the cloths to absorb the liquid.
That’s it! You’re ready to clean.
Once used, you can toss the cloth pieces into the washing machine and wash in a hot cycle, along with your towels. I simply stack up the clean cloths, and when I run out of wipes, I remake the solution and start over again.
Video Tutorial: Making DIY Cleaning Wipes
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