Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Homemade Disinfecting Wipes

I pinned this idea for homemade disinfecting/clorox wipes a few weeks ago and recently made some of my own.  


I made 14 wipes so I used smaller quantities of the suggested ingredients:
1/2 cup of water
1/8 cup rubbing alcohol
1 T. Dawn dish soap (*author says to only use Dawn)

Mix everything together in a container that has a lid.  (I washed out an old baby wipes container and used it.)  Then add the wipes, put the lid on, and flip the container over so the liquid can be absorbed into the rags.  I had 14 cotton rags (old white undershirts) that absorbed this amount of the liquid mixture perfectly, not too wet, but just  moist enough.


I like using these to wipe down my bathroom sinks and toilets in-between regular cleaning.  (And they are great for wiping off, around, behind, below and underneath the toilet that is used by a little boy!)  


23 comments:

  1. i've been meaning to try something like this! thanks for sharing and linking up :)

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  2. I've been thinking about these, and wondering if there was a recipe out there. I think I might try them out.:)

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  3. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. What a great idea. This is something we all should do at home! I can't wait to see what you bring next week. Have a great weekend.

    Michelle

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  4. Great idea! I use disposable disinfecting wipes for in between cleanings in the the bathroom, too. I also a 6yr old boy, whose aim leaves something to be desired!

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  5. Great idea. I don't like disposable wipe as it seems so wasteful but this a great idea for quick cleanups. Luckily my son will soon no longer need his onesies (he's potty training) so I'll have a bunch of rags really soon.

    Just curious, any reason Dawn was specified?

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  6. Great idea and then they are ready to go when you need them!
    Genius!
    Thanks for linking up this week - so happy to have you here!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  7. Fabulous just fabulous! who doesn't need some spare disinfecting wipe on hand for those little clean up jobs? I have everything for these and I'm making them today.. with a 1 1/2 year old these will come in so handy! Thanks so much for the tip!

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  8. This is a great idea! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Please join us again next week! Thanks! -The Sisters

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  9. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us at The Sunday Round Up. I used cloth diapers and made my own wipes too. I think they work better then the store bought ones.
    Rose
    @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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  10. I do something similar only I use a biodegradable all natural soap and scrip the alcohol. Instead I use organic essential oils of Lemon and TeaTree, 10 drops of each. If you need help acquiring them I am available. No need to rinse and is safe for babies.

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  11. My mother-in-law was just asking today for a recipe for this!! Thanks.

    I'm so glad you linked up at Romance on a Dime! I'm pinning this.

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  12. This looks very easy. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Excellent idea! This is very helpful- especially for the bathroom. When your done- you just wash them and that saves the landfills!

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  14. This is such a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  15. Fantastic idea! I found you through the blog hop and I'm off to peek around your blog! Have a fantastic week!

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  16. You are features at New Nostalgia's Anti-Procrastination Tuesday as one of the most clicked on links! Thanks for linking up!

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  17. Then add the wipes, put the lid on, and flip the container over so the liquid can be absorbed into the rags.
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  18. What a fantastic idea! I can't wait to make this. Thanks for the link party today! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

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  19. This is a soooper dooper idea you have posted to use cotton rags in disinfecting wipes.......Great!!!

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  20. This seems to be the natural home made disinfected wipe which is natural and its use is good for health.

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  21. Clorox Disinfecting Wipes are really good for home as they are very much hygienic and clean the surface very thoroughly and vividly.

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