With 4 little kids at home I go through cleaning wipes like crazy! I love them for quick wipe downs of the bathrooms or to give the kids to clean the table for dinner. On the local morning news I saw someone make their own and thought, I can do that! I modified their recipe a bit to work for me. Here is what you need to make your own cleaning wipes:
- Paper Towels of good quality. I have found the best deals on Amazon
- 1 cup of vinegar
- 1 cup of water
- essential oil
- A few drops of Dish Soap
- Container to store the wipes (could use an old wipes container) I picked up this set the last time I was at Ikea. It cost $3.99 and had the perfect container for the wipes.
Make sure your paper towels will fit in the container. A full roll would not fit in any of the containers I had, so I used a partial roll. I used my serrated knife to cut the paper towels. I would cut and then rotate the towels and cut again.
Here they are cut in half
A few drops of dish soap, then gently mix it up.
Remove the cardboard part of the paper towels. I was able to wiggle it around a bit to loosen it then pull it out.
Once the wipes are thoroughly wet they are ready to be used.
I have been using them all week. and found they work best when pulled from the center. They are pretty wet so I usually have to squeeze some of the moisture out. I used the “select-a-size” paper towels, I think I would use regular ones next time so I have a bigger wipe. Other than that I like them a lot. I feel better about giving them to my kids to clean because I know exactly what is in them.
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