DIY Cleaning Wipes

DIY Cleaning Wipes

Just a few short years ago I shunned all paper products in my house except cleaning wipes. Fast forward a few years and it seems to be the opposite. I am using paper products, but not paper wipes. I started making my own DIY cleaning wipes and haven’t looked back. I use them for everything. They clean better than store bought wipes plus they save me money! I know a lot of other people use them and perhaps follow a similar recipe, but I thought it couldn’t hurt to share the recipe I use.

DIY Cleaning Wipes - Homemade Wipe Recipe by Life as a Convert

I use an old plastic storage bowl and mix 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap with 1/4 cup of alcohol and enough water to cover the wipes. The alcohol helps cut down on germs and dries fast. The dish soap helps get through even the greasiest mess. I have enough cleaning wipes to last me about 1 week, but I imagine you can store them for much longer.  I recently found some at Dollar Tree (3 for $1) so they can be found inexpensively.


1 teaspoon dish soap
1/4 cup alcohol
microfiber towels

Mix all ingredients and clean, clean, clean!DIY Cleaning Wipes - Homemade LYSOL Wipes - by Life as a Convert


Benefits of using alcohol in your cleaning wipes:

Cleans and shines stainless steel
Dries fast
Can be used on windscreens and glass
Removes stains from cloth
Removes frost and dust
Doesn’t leave streaks

Natural cleaning wipes:

Alternatively, some people prefer not to use alcohol in their cleaning wipes and opt for a more natural solution. Instead of alcohol, you can use vinegar, or essential oils (lemon and lavender are both great choices). You can also use your wipes with just water. The friction created from scrubbing will eliminate most germs.

What can you clean with your cleaning wipes?

Anything, including: counters, floors, walls, toilets, showers, glass, candles, ceiling fans, cloth and more!

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Do you make your own homemade cleaning wipes? If so, what is in your recipe?

36 thoughts on “DIY Cleaning Wipes

    1. LifeAsAConvert Post author

      They do, especially when they don’t stay as moist as these do. I always had to either re-wet my store bought wipes, or get a new one. I clean an entire room with just one of my DIY wipes.

  1. R U S S

    This is heaven-sent! I am so going to try this one. It’s definitely going to help save a lot of bucks.

  2. Amy Desrosiers

    Oh my goodness do I live this DIY! I had no idea you could mix dish soap and alcohol! I need to makes some this week.

    1. LifeAsAConvert Post author

      I have a few wash rags mixed in with mine. The only benefit I’ve noticed is that when cleaning glass or other surfaces where streaks may show, the microfiber doesn’t leave streaks and the washrags do.

  3. Elizabeth O.

    This is so useful. I can’t believe I never thought of making my own cleaning wipes. That’s really awesome. Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. Bismah

    Wipes are great for wiping up tough messes. I have never made my own before. I usually just use some homemade all purpose cleaner and a reusable cloth. I wouldn’t mind making some wipes for the spills that stains.

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