Friday, November 16, 2012

DIY Wipes

I'm not a big fan of soggy dish rags so instead of having one draped over the faucet to wipe counters and messes, I prefer keeping kitchen wipes handy. Not only is it cheap and easy to make your own, you can also control your ingredients which makes it a safer alternative to the store bought kind loaded with chemicals. This same DIY method can be used for making your own baby wipes, sanitizing wipes, ect.

What you need:
-Roll of Paper Towels (2 ply)
-Plastic container with lid
-Cleaning Solution (refer to bottom for recipes)
-Serrated Knife

Prepare your cleaning solution and set aside. Use a serrated knife to cut through the entire roll of paper towels.
 Place the half sized roll in your plastic container.
 Pour cleaning solution over the top.
 Once saturated, the cardboard roll in the center will come right out.
 Then, pull from the middle and get to cleaning!
Be sure to store your wipes with an air tight lid so they don't dry out.
Baby Wipes
-2 cups water
-1 tbls mineral oil (or baby oil)
-2 tbls baby wash
Combine all ingredients.

Kitchen Wipes
-1 1/4 cup water
 -1/2 tbls baking soda
-1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
-1/4 lemon juice
-a drop or two of liquid dishsoap (I use Dawn)
Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda until dissolved. Combine remaining three ingredients.

Moisturizing Hand Sanitizing Wipes
-3/4 cup water
-1 cup witch hazel (to disinfect)
-2 tsp glycerin (to protect skin)
-1 tsp vitamin e essential oil (to moisturize skin)
Combine all ingredients.

Bleach Wipes
-1.5 cups Water
-1/2 cup
Combine all ingredients.



  1. For the bleach wipes, you have listed 1.5 cups water and 1/2 cup ___? I assume that is 1/2 cup bleach?