About three weeks ago KC, my preschooler, brought home a cold and it has been making the rounds here ever since. AJ is the latest victims of the sneezing, hard coughing and green runny nose. As you can imagine I’ve been doing everything I can to make sure the cycle doesn’t start all over again.
I thought now would be a good time to try another DIY project. This time I’m making homemade disinfectant wipes. There are several recipes on Pinterest to choose from. Some require white vinegar, tea tree oil, and pine sole while others suggest using bleach.
You can make disposable or those that are reusable. While I debated using washcloths and making them reusable I finally decided to use paper towels instead that way I could just toss them in the trash along with the germs they were picking up.
In the end I chose the DIY disinfectant wipes recipe below because they are easy to make and I already had everything on hand.
Homemade Disinfectant Wipes Recipe
Empty and sanitize a container with a lid to store your homemade disinfectant wipes.
1 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Rubbing Alcohol
2 TBSP Dawn Dish Soap
15 Viva or Bounty paper towels – I personally use the Viva paper towels that has no design on them because they have the least amount of lint.
1. Mix together the water, rubbing alcohol and Dawn dish soap in a bowl. Set aside.
2. Cut your 15 paper towels in half so that you have a total of 30 wipes per batch. Fold them so that they fit into your container but can also be easily pulled back out when needed.
3. Pour mixture over the Viva paper towels making sure to get everything wet.
Your homemade disinfectant wipes are ready and easy to use to wipe down any surfaces you need to clean.
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