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Homemade Disinfecting Wipes

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Homemade Disinfecting Wipes are so easy to make at home. This DIY version is cheaper than what you would find in stores and easy to keep on hand at home. These are especially nice to have during this corona virus outbreak seeing the stores soled out with products including disinfecting wipes.

We’ve been making All Natural Cleaners for years and love using ingredients that we know and feel safe about. You will also want to check out our Homemade Hand Sanitizer that meets the guidelines of killing viruses.

Homemade Disinfecting Wipes

Homemade Disinfecting Wipes

Every year we are so desperate to keep our house free from germs so we don’t get sick. This year has been even more intense as we navigate new illnesses.

It makes me feel prepared and safe when I know that I have the ability to clean my house with ingredients I have at home if I run out of the store bought stuff.

Homemade Disinfecting Wipes

What Are Ingredients for Homemade Disinfecting Wipes

  • distilled water
  • Isopropyl alcohol at least 70%
  • dawn dish soap
  • orange essential oil (optional)
  • 1 paper towel roll

How To Make Homemade Disinfectant Wipes

Take an empty wet wipe container you’ve got laying around the house or glass jar with a lid that is big enough to fit a paper towel roll.
Place the roll inside of your container and measure where you should cut the roll, and cut with a large knife.
Homemade Disinfecting Wipes
Separately, mix together the sanitizing ingredients: water, alcohol, and dish soap. If you have essential oils you want to use for scent add that in as well. We really like to use the citrus scents in these.
Homemade Disinfecting Wipes
Pour the alcohol mixture on top of the paper towels and let mixture absorb all the way to the bottom of the roll. Then pull the tube from the center of the roll and pull the middle paper towel out of the top.
Homemade Disinfecting Wipes
Voila – you’ve made your own disinfecting wipes!

What Are Some Other All Natural Cleaners I Can Make?

Here are some other ways we clean up at home with ingredients similar to the ones listed here.
Spotless Floor Cleaner

DIY Oven Cleaner

Glass Cleaner, Dusting Spray and more 

Homemade Disinfecting Wipes
5 from 2 votes

Homemade Disinfecting Wipes

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
 
Homemade Disinfecting Wipes are so easy to make at home. This DIY version is cheaper than what you would find in stores and easy to keep on hand at home. These are especially nice to have during this corona virus outbreak seeing the stores soled out with products including disinfecting wipes.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 1 1/4 cups Isopropyl alcohol at least 70%
  • 1 Tbsp dawn dish soap
  • 1 drop orange essential oil optional
  • 1 paper towel roll

Instructions

  1. Take an empty wet wipe container or glass jar with lid that will fit a paper towel roll.

  2. Place roll inside of container and measure where you should cut the roll with a large knife.

  3. Mix together water, alcohol, and dawn in a separate container. Pour the alcohol mixture on top of the paper towels and let mixture absorb to the bottom of the roll.

  4. Then pull the tube from the center of the roll and pull the middle paper towel out of the top.

  5. Place lid over container for storing.

 

Homemade Disinfecting Wipes

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6 comments

  1. I am so glad to see this.  I told my husband just yesterday that I needed to find a receipe for disinfecting wipes.  Thanks so much for posting.

  2. My son and I have been having major sinus problems this year. Well we finally found out that the house that we are currently residing in is filled with black mold. I know that if you rent older house’s that there is going to be some mold. But the garage is under the house and it was added after the house was built. Whoever done this didn’t put in any kind of drainage. The garage is useless because it fills with mud and water everytime it rains. And the sump pump just can’t keep up. So voila mold. I sprayed just peroxide on i, let stand for ten minutes and it came right off. Temporary fix, yes but no chemical smell and little scrubbing.

  3. By using distilled water, aren’t you diluting the alcohol thereby reducing the percentage & rendering it ineffective at killing viruses?

  4. I am going to try this for my truck. I should be able to find the stuff I need easily. However, will gain dish soap work? That’s currently what I like use.

  5. I agree with the comment below. While these wipes would be useful for some things, like cleaning up messes, they are not strong enough to kill the coronavirus. I just did the math (C1V1=C2V2) and the final concentration of the solution is about 27% isopropanol, which isn’t strong enough to kill the coronavirus. It needs to be at least 70% isopropanol  to disrupt the cell membrane and prevent it from merging with cells. In order to have disinfecting properties, you would need to mix 3 cups of 90% isopropanol with 1/4 cup of water, which will give the final solution a concentration of  70%. Hope this helps!