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Monday, 5 March 2018

Easy Reusable Disinfecting Wipes DIY

Easy Reusable Disinfecting Wipes
Prep Time
10 mins
  • 2 Old T-Shirts I used two women's medium shirts
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 3 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dish Soap
  • Airtight Container I used a Glad Tupperware container
  • Lemon or Tea Tree Essential Oil Optional

  1. Cut the t-shirts into washcloth sizes (or any size that you'd like for cleaning)
  2. In the container, mix the three ingredients (water, vinegar, and dish soap) and stir.
  3. Add in the essential oil (optional) and mix thoroughly.
  4. Set the wipes in the container and, if need be, press until the mixture soaks up into all of them.
  5. Seal the container and pull a wipe out whenever you need it.
  6. Once used, toss in the washer and wash then dry as usual and repeat the process.
Recipe Notes
I always have a plethora of old t-shirts with stains or tears so this is a great way to reuse them. If you don't though, you can buy the t-shirt rags from most hardware stores or even just use washcloths.
As for the container, it just needs to seal so the wipes retain the moisture.
You may need to increase or decrease the amount of the mixture you use in the container depending on the size and amount of shirts used. The rags should soak up the entire mixture and be completely damp.
If your wipes start to feel dry overtime, add more of the mixture into the container.
Use Tea Tree or Lemon Essential Oils for added disinfecting properties.

Source: https://www.hellonatureblog.com/easy-reusable-disinfecting-wipes-diy/

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