DIY Disinfecting Wipes

These are so easy to put together and I like that they are totally safe.. no nasty chemicals! I can count on them to clean and disinfect my house. They work great for wiping down counters, sinks, doorknobs, light switches, and such.

DIY Disinfecting Wipes

You’ll need:

  • 1 roll of high-quality paper towels
  • A deep container
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • essential oil (I used lemon)

Cut paper towels down to fit in your container.. the deepest one I had would hold slightly less than half a roll of paper towels.

DIY Disinfecting Wipes

Set out your container and add the water.

DIY Disinfecting Wipes

Then add the vinegar and essential oil into the container. 5 to 10 drops of essential oil is good.

DIY Disinfecting Wipes

DIY Disinfecting Wipes

Put the paper towels in and let them soak for several minutes.

DIY Disinfecting Wipes

Put the lid on, flip the container upside down, and let sit for another 5 to 10 minutes.

DIY Disinfecting Wipes

Remove the lid and pull from the center.

DIY Disinfecting Wipes

And then start cleaning! :-)

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  1. Looks easy enough! Thanks for sharing this tip. It’s especially helpful with people cooped up with their germs this time of year!
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  2. That is GREAT advice! Never would have thought that it could be this easy. Thank you!

  3. Hi from DIY Dreamer. I used to make my own baby wipes using a similiar method. I never thought to do this! Pinned on my board.

  4. I’ve read that vinegar disinfects as well as bleach. Don’t know if it’s true, but I’d always rather use vinegar.
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  5. That is one great and clever way to make your own wipes! Thanks for sharing.
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  6. Such a good idea, I love cleaning with vinegar. I bet these come in handy. Thanks for sharing.
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  7. Love it! Seems easy enough and less harmful. Can’t wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing!
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