Do you make resolutions for the New Year? I try not to. I mean, yes, I do try to make some goals for the year but I tend to make them low-key. You know, no pressure type goals.
Most of my goals revolve around health and a healthy lifestyle. I find that biting off small chunks at a time lead to more permanent successes. One of my recent “small chunks” was to ditch those chemical laden disinfecting wipes. I hadn’t used them in my house for a couple of years on a regular bases but I did tend to keep a container around just in case. I mean, they are so darn convenient.
I decided that I was going to try to create some DIY disinfecting wipes that I would actually use. It was critical that they were easy to make as well. We’re talking less than 10 minutes of work. And so, I hunted around the internet and got some good ideas about how to make this all work.
You ready to see what I came up with? I think you will love these wipes. Why? Because they are super quick and easy to make and they are oh-so convenient. Grab and wipe and the mess is gone. Boom.
You will need:
- Airtight container (I used an old baby wipes container I had hanging around)
- Paper towels (go with a better brand like Bounty – trust me)
- 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 30 drops of your choice of the following essential oils:
How to make:
- Cut the roll of paper towels in half with a sharp knife. Do NOT use a serrated knife. You will have a mess on your hands.
- Put the paper towels cut side down in your container.
- Mix the vinegar, water, and essential oils in a bowl or jar. This is your cleaning solution.
- Pour the cleaning solution over the paper towels.
- Remove the cardboard tube.
- Pull out wipes from center to use.
- If they begin to dry out, add more water or cleaning solution as necessary.