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.
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.
DIY CLEANING WIPES Ingredients: 1 teaspoon dish soap 1/4 cup alcohol water microfiber towels Directions: Mix all ingredients and clean, clean, clean!
Benefits of using alcohol in your cleaning wipes:
Cleans and shines stainless steel
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?