DIY Surface Wipes

Disinfecting wipes are a popular cleaning product because they’re convenient and multi-purpose. However, conventional brands often use disinfectant chemicals and synthetic fragrances that can trigger asthma and allergies. This recipe uses a combination of vinegar, alcohol and essential oils to clean, remove odours and add a shine to surfaces. Ideal for wiping up spills, dust, dirt and any other messes life throws your way!

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DIY Surface Wipes

¾ cup distilled water
½ cup white vinegar
¼ cup 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol
60 drops essential oils (I used 40 drops blood orange and 20 drops bergamot)
approximately 80 paper napkins OR you can use reusable cloths

Add water, vinegar, alcohol and essential oils to a liquid measuring cup and stir to combine.

Add water, vinegar, alcohol and essential oils to a liquid measuring cup and stir to combine.

Pour roughly half of your liquid into reusable container and place napkins inside. Then place remaining napkins on top

Pour roughly half of your liquid into reusable container and place napkins inside. Then place remaining napkins on top

Pour the remaining liquid over the top of the napkins and seal container. If using cloth, simply pile into container and pour liquid over top and seal

Pour the remaining liquid over the top of the napkins and seal container. If using cloth, simply pile into container and pour liquid over top and seal

Once you’ve let the napkins or cloths absorb all the liquid, feel them and check for saturation. You want them to be damp but not overly wet. Add more liquid if they’re too dry or add more napkins or cloths if they’re too wet as needed.

If you’re using napkins, used ones can simply be tossed into your green bin or compost pile. If you’re using cloths, launder on a hot setting and reuse.

I adore these wipes for how quick and easy it is to wipe up spills but also to remove fingerprints and smears from glass and chrome appliances. They’ve become a staple in my cleaning closet and hope you find them as handy as I do!

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