I have been into the homemade and all natural versions of most cleaning products out there for like 8 years, but I still get really excited when I learn about more ways to make stuff myself. A couple months ago I tried out homemade baby wipes, which ended up being awesome!! This sent me on the search for what other types of wipes you can make yourself. I am a lazy cleaner, so I love those dang cleaning wipes. I am also cheap, so I hate paying for those dang wipes. Add in a kid and a dog and you have yourself a lot of cleaning to do everyday! Here is my solution I came up with. Which, by the way, works really well. I scrubbed down a white plastic rocking chair we have (that I had seriously just wiped down the day before with regular cleaner and a rag), and it was unknowingly disgusting. I had become very unaware of just how not white the chair had become.
P.s. look at my pretty plant that I miraculously haven't killed!
- roll of paper towels (this kind is the absolute best, super good for scrubbing)
- 1 3/4 cup boiled&cooled or distilled water
- 3 tablespoons castile soap
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 5 drops of lemon essential oil
- 10 drops of thieves blend essential oil (this is an amazing germ killer)
- Some sort of container with a lid that will fit 1/2 the roll
Cut the roll of paper towels in half with a serrated knife
Put the roll cut side down in container,
Mix all of the ingredients together and pour over roll
Let your concoction sit for 5 minutes
Put on the lid and flip the container upside down for five minutes just to make sure the paper towels get evenly saturated
Pull the cardboard tube out of the middle, enjoy a wipe and close the lid!