Create a healthier home with these all-natural, non-toxic cleaning wipes. With just a few ingredients, you can replace your germ x and cleaning products with these homemade cleaning wipes.
We all like a germ free home, but if you are anything like me, you also like a toxic-free home. When I first started using essential oils, having a toxic-free home was my goal! It took several years to get to where I am now. I just started with one thing at a time. Don’t overwhelm yourself.
I researched recipes and started trying different things. Let me tell you, I was impressed! I still get that clean, fresh look and scent without the chemicals. I use a couple of essential oils and a few different homemade products to clean my entire house, and it still sparkles. See all my cleaning recipes HERE.
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I have 4 little kids (all under 5!) running around my house, so keeping it clean is tough. We spend most of our days outside because they have energy and I want sanity, oh, and a clean house! My rules are; the kitchen is only for mealtimes and don’t color on the walls. But let’s face it; kids don’t always listen…or at least mine don’t! I made these simple, all-natural wipes to have on hand when I need them and I love them!
They are great for wiping down the tables and chairs after mealtime, wiping down the countertops, bathroom vanities, or toys. You can use them to clean toys because if your little ones are anything like my baby, they put EVERYTHING in their mouths. I like knowing these are made with non-toxic ingredients and it is ok if my baby gets this in his mouth. Keep a pack in your car to wipe germs off grocery carts and dirty hands after playing at the park.
I used to buy antibacterial disinfecting wipes from the store and wiped EVERYTHING with them! When I learned of the chemicals they were filled with, I quickly got them out of my house.
FIVE PROBLEMS WITH CONVENTIONAL ANTIBACTERIAL WIPES
- Antibacterial products have the potential of creating an antibiotic-resistant.
- They are filled with chemicals and toxins.
- These products can act as endocrine disrupters and mimic estrogen causing hormone imbalances.
- They can cause health problems, allergies, and improper immune function when overexposed.
- The main ingredients found in disinfecting wipes can cause respiratory issues and alter thyroid functions.
When you use wipes or any products on the skin, it is being absorbed into the body. Studies have shown triclosan (one of the chemicals found in many cleaning and personal products) in urine, serum, breastmilk, and tumors! The products going on my skin are just as important as the food going in my mouth. This is why I strive to make my own natural products!
PLUS IT’S CHEAPER
MAKING HOMEMADE ALL NATURAL CLEANING WIPES
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HOMEMADE ALL NATURAL CLEANING WIPES INGREDIENTS
- 1 roll of paper towels
- 2 cups warm water
- 2 tbs fractioned coconut oil
- 3 drops wild orange
- 2 drops lemon
- 1 drop clove
- 1 tbs of castile soap
HOMEMADE CLEANING WIPES INSTRUCTIONS
- Cut paper towels in half widthwise and set upright in an airtight container. Use half now and save the other half for later unless making a double batch.
- Combine water, fractioned coconut oil, essential oils, and castile soap in a bowl.
- Pour mixture over paper towels and let it absorb for 10 minutes.
- Flip the container over and let it absorb for 10 more minutes.
- Store in an airtight container.
HOW TO USE YOUR HOMEMADE CLEANING WIPES
To clean, deodorize and disinfect surfaces: Wipe surface clean with a homemade all-natural cleaning wipe. Use enough wipes for the treated surface to remain visibly damp for a few minutes. Let surface dry.
For highly soiled surfaces, remove excess crumbs and dirt first.
We love using these wipes for cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing. I hope you find them helpful too!
CAN I MAKE REUSABLE CLEANING WIPES?
Yes, you can and this is a great option, especially when at home. I love having disposable wipes when I am out and about, but making reusable is even easier at home. Plus, it is better for the environment! Now that is a win-win. 😉
Simply make the same solution as above and store it in a glass spray bottle. You can then spray this on a surface or little hands and wipe it off with a clean washcloth.
Or you can spray it straight on the clean washcloth and then wipe the surface or little hands with the cloth.
Have you ever made your own cleaning wipes? What ingredients did you add? Share your favorites in the comments below!
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