Natural Disinfecting Wipes Recipe
Ever since having children, I started making my own homemade baby wipes, so it only made sense to create natural disinfecting wipes for our kitchen as well!
Servings: 6 wipes
6 store-bought washcloths (the cheap, thin ones or 12 large t-shirt fabric squares)
Glass container with a sealable lid (about a 2-quart capacity)
Large mixing bowl
In the large bowl mix together the alcohol, soap, water, and essential oils.
Place two of the washcloths or fabric squares into the glass container, then pour about 1/3 of the cleaning solution over them.
Repeat this process until all of the cloths and solution has been used. (This approach guarantees evenly wet wipes.)
Put the lid on the container and move the container around, tipping it upside down and back again to make sure the cloths are fully saturated.
How to Use:
Remove a wipe from the container, and wring any excess liquid out over the other wipes. Use it to disinfect and clean surfaces around the house.
Since these natural disinfecting wipes are sturdier than the store-bought disposable ones, they hold up to scrubbing surfaces much better.
Test any new surfaces in an inconspicuous location if there’s any concern the wipe could damage the material or surface to be cleaned.
- To wash: Launder with other kitchen towels. I always keep a small laundry basket on hand in my pantry for towels and wipes. I wash them together in hot water with a splash of hydrogen peroxide and regular laundry detergent.
I am comfortable using these and have never had a problem using natural disinfectants like this. Please note that these are not broad spectrum disinfectants like those used in hospitals and should not be treated as such. This recipe is designed for household use and not as disinfecting wipes for skin.