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Monday, January 7, 2013

Homemade Sanitizing Wipes

I have been sick literally for over a month now, since just after Thanksgiving! And everyone is getting sick in the house, and I'm tired of it!!! So I did some research and saw a few different  recipes for "Homemade Clorox Wipes"  and they didn't even have Clorox in them LOL!
I saw some with vinegar, I saw some with actual Clorox though, and a few with different ingredients in them, but settled on this recipe. I didn't really like the idea of putting my bare hands on the actual Clorox ones because it seemed to me like it was a really strong solution to water ratio, no thanks. I felt this recipe with the Alcohol would work just fine for my purpose! I used paper towels because I really didn't have a whole lot of rags to use.
In hindsight I will use about 1/2 tablespoon of Dawn when adding the ammonia (makes it to sudsy) If you choose to omit the ammonia then use the two tablespoons of Dawn, or adjust it as you see fit otherwise 1/2 tablespoon should do the trick . But you can experiment to see what you like. :)

(optional) but I used it! 
Here is what you need:

1 Cup of Water
1/4 Cup of Alcohol
2 Tablespoons of Dawn dish soap (only use Dawn)
2 Tablespoons of Ammonia (optional)
Container to store them in

Mix Water, Alcohol, Dawn, and Ammonia (if your using ammonia)
I used the other half of my Viva paper towels from my Baby Wipes recipe
I unrolled about half of the roll and layered it accordion style (see picture below) I didn't tear them apart I left them together.

If you have rags you can use those if you want and just wash and reuse them!

Place your paper towels (or rags) in the container and pour mixture over the paper towels. I let them sit about 10 min., then flipped the whole stack over the other way, to make sure they were saturated completely.

I'm going to have to play with this recipe or maybe make a whole new one? (I know Alcohol doesn't kill everything!) We'll see... until then.... these will  have to do.

I labeled my container so it wouldn't be mistaken for the Baby Wipes...that would be bad! Although they are in two different looking containers, still, Ouch!  lol

Maybe I'll get better soon  (-’_'-) ....


  1. I hope you're healthy now. Well, that's a great tips. Thanks for sharing

    1. Hi Deasy86,
      I am better, Thank You!! I was sick for 3 months total, it went from one thing to the next, it was bad! But I'm good now!
      Thanks for dropping by...and leaving a comment :)

  2. Love this idea! One of my favorite blogs is She posts several money saving or "green" alternatives. I'll definitely have to try these out.

  3. This seems to be the natural home made disinfected wipe which is natural and its use is good for health.

  4. Good hand sanitizing product and safe for cleaning hands with it.


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