When you have littles in the house doing chores, it’s definitely handy to have some helpful (and safe) cleaning tools availalbe. One of my favourites are disinfectant wipes – for when the kids have been sick and you just want to wipe things down quickly, or if there’s a sticky mess on the floor or wall, doorknobs and cupboard handles needing to be cleaned, or the bathrooms need a quick mid-week wipe-down.
The downside of store-bought disinfectant wipes is they’re expensive, loaded with chemicals, and generally antibacterial – which, as recent studies have been showing, isn’t the greatest way to be doing our cleaning.
The beauty of homemade wipes is they’re cost-effective and full of all-natural products, making it totally safe for your kiddos! There are tons of variations of recipes out there so you can pretty much always find one to suit what you have on hand.
My current favourite recipe uses vinegar, water, castille soap, tea tree oil or Thieves oil. You can certainly skip the Thieves oil, but I like the fact that it’s adding extra germ-killing to my cleaning. (If you’re interested in purchasing Thieves oil, you can order directly from Young Living and use my distributor #1417777.)
DIY Disinfectant Wipes
- 1 1/2 cups boiled or distilled water
- 2-3 squirts of liquid castille soap
- 1/4 cup of vinegar
- 3-4 drops of tea tree oil OR 4 drops thieves oil
- half a roll of GOOD quality paper towel (think Bounty :D) OR t-shirt rags
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