Sunday, February 7, 2010

Homemade Clorox Wipes

Dannele wrote in and wanted to know if I had a recipe for homemade Clorox wipes. So here's how to make your own for WAY cheaper than store bought.

Homemade Clorox Wipes

1/2 roll extra strong paper towels
2 and 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup bleach

Cut paper towels in half with serrated or electric knife.Place cut side down in airtight container. Boil water, add bleach, pour over paper towels. Remove wet cardboard tube. To use, pull out wipes one at a time from center. Store in a recycled clorox wipe canister or a small plastic tub with a lid.

If you don't want to use bleach you can use this recipe....

Natural Disinfectant Wipes

1 cup witch hazel
1 teaspoon tea tree oil or peppermint oil (natural disinfectant)
1/2 cup water


noelle said...

LOVE that! I don't use wipes to clean, but they sure help my kids to do clean up jobs (ie their bathroom). This will be a great thing for them.

Emily said...

Or save the cost of the paper towels and mix up a bleach and water solution in a spray bottle and use terry cloth towels. Super thrifty, no waste, etc.!

Anonymous said...

Where do you find tree tea oil? I saw another "recipe" that called for it, but I have no idea where to find it.

Cyndi said...

Love this Idea can't wait to try it!


flowerpower said...

Here is a link to a site thet has a nice recepe for laundry soap.

Naomi said...

My homemade baby wipes recipe was very similar to the natural disinfectant wipes recipe you have posted, but it used aloe vera gel instead of the witch hazel. When I ran out of aloe vera gel, I decided to try your version, but my recipe only calls for 2 drops of tea tree oil. I put 4/5 drops in your recipe, but I think a whole teaspoonful would make the smell of the wipes very overpowering.

Tiffany said...

You can find tree oil at Walgreens