Tuesday, July 19, 2016

How to Make Homemade Cleaning Disinfecting Wipes - Green Cleaning

These are very easy to make and cost effective. As noted below, I used grapefruit essential oil. This EO scent was able to cancel out the smell of the alcohol and the vinegar.

Some posts state to use paper towels. You can do this but I highly recommend a better, tougher brand of paper towel like Bounty or Brawny. I used the cheap kind I had on hand and found that when cutting the paper towel roll at the halfway mark, the paper shredded badly. The rolls were also just a little too large so I had to shove them into the recycled plastic Lysol wipe container. You could remove some of the paper towels first so that they fit better into the container. Just don't wantcha to be disappointed if the paper shreds! 

I think probably the better thing to do and I'll try this next time, is to cut many old rags into decent sized pieces and just pour the solution below over them.

Mix all this together, put your rags or towels into the recycled plactic container and pour the mixture over the top.

This is all-natural with no toxic chemicals. The vinegar and alcohol along with essential oils have disinfecting properties.
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 2 teaspoon liquid dish soap
  • 10 drops essential oil - I used Grapefruit EO
  • Recycled plastic Lysol or generic brand container

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