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.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 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″.
- 2 Cup Glass Measuring Cup
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 2 Tbsp. Rubbing Alcohol
- 1 Tbsp. Dish Soap
- 15-20 Drops Essential Oil (Optional)- I used Thieves®, but Tea Tree or a citrus essential oil, such as lemon, orange, or grapefruit, would be great as well. (Wondering which brand of essential oil you should use? Check out this post… And no, I’m not selling anything 🙂 )
In your glass measuring cup, start by mixing 2 Tablespoons rubbing alcohol with 15-20 drops of essential oil (if using).
After this is thoroughly mixed, add 1/2 cup water and 1 Tablespoon dish soap. Mix again until combined.
Put your cloth pieces into your container and pour the mixture over the clothes. 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.
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