Reusable Cleaning Wipes

Lysol Wipes (or Clorox Wipes) are — in my opinion — one of the most amazing inventions since sliced bread. I cherish the feeling of cleaning up all the hairspray that is stuck on the bathroom counter with them. The delight I feel when disinfecting my kitchen counter with a simple swipe is indescribable.

A little over the top? Probably. But I seriously love these wipes.

Sadly, it hit me about  two weeks ago that these wonderful wipes are chalk full of chemicals. And because I am trying to decrease the amount of chemicals I use in my house, I finished off my last bottle of them and went in search of a more “green” alternative option.

I found the recipe below on Pinterest and I’ve been using them for about a week. I’m not 100 percent sold because they don’t leave that nice fresh scent that the Lysol Wipes did, but I do think they do a great job cleaning the gunk that accumulates on counters.

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Ingredients:

  •  3 cups hot water
  •  2 tablespoons castile soap
  •  1 cup white vinegar
  •  1 tablespoon borax
  •  20 drops essential oils (I used 10 drops Lavender and 10 drops Tea Tree because they both have antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties.)
  •  A large glass jar with lid (Make sure you can fit your hand into the jar to grab the wipes)
  •  As many rags as you can fold and layer into the container.

Directions:

1. Layer rags in jar.

2. Mix together all the ingredients.

3. Pour the mixed ingredients over the rags.

4. Let cool before use.

 

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To use:

1. Wring out over the jar.

2. Clean cupboards, counter tops or even children’s hands.

3. Wash them with laundry and re-layer in jar to reuse!

 

Note: I wouldn’t put used rags back into the cleaning solution. That way you keep this solution clean longer. According to the website where I found this recipe you can use the same solution until it is all absorbed and then make a new batch.

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