DIY Cleaning Wipes for the Kitchen

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Do you have any idea how toxic most of the cleaning wipes on the market are? Read the back of the containers the next time you’re on the cleaning aisle. One bottle I read indicates that we should wash our hands for 20 minutes after using it. That is toxic!

Let me show you how easy peasy it is to make your own DIY cleaning wipes for your kitchen and bathroom! These contain no harsh chemicals or additives.

diy cleaning wipes

You Will Need:

No paper towels? You can use these reusable wipes instead.

Use a knife to cut the paper towel roll to fit the size of the container you’re going to store these cleaning wipes in.

Also use the knife to slice a slit into the center of the container lid.

Place the roll into that container.

In a bowl, or in your measuring cup, mix the warm water, the castile soap and the essential oil.

how to make DIY cleaner wipes

Next pour the soap water mixture over the paper towel roll that is in the storage container.

Once the roll is wet, you can pull out the cardboard tube in the middle.

Now you can pull from the middle to get the roll started so you can pop the lid on container and feed the paper towel sheets through the lid.

diy counter wipes using paper towels

And tada, you now have homemade cleaning wipes that are not full of unnecessary chemicals and harsh ingredients. This took all of ten minutes to make.

These can be used to clean in the kitchen, the bathrooms or anywhere in your house.

The castile soap will gently clean, the tea tree oil is an AMAZING disinfectant and the Bounty paper towels are heavy duty.

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  1. Well, I am a Bounty baby 🙂 My dad worked for P&G and we ONLY used Bounty in our household when I was growing up. It is all I ever buy as well. Nothing works as well.

    Someone once gave me a roll of paper towels from another company and I had to use about 5 – 7 sheets to do a small job that Bounty would have done w/1sheet.

    Love your cleaning wipes idea! I will be sharing this with friends and family.

    1. Sheila- I love your testimony! What an amazing story. Did you watch the video? You would certainly appreciate it. It does a great job capturing all of the generations who have used Bounty.

      You will love these wipes and they are so simple to make!

  2. Jillease Brand says:

    I make my own wipes as well but use the heavy duty blue shop/auto wipes. Plus 3/4 C white vinegar, 3/4 C water, 16 drops of lemon essential oil, 8 drops lavender essential oil, and 4 drops bergamot essential oil and put them in recycled wipe containers.

  3. What a wonderful idea to eliminate all the unwanted chemicals/toxins. Thanks for bringing this to #HomeMattersParty

  4. This is such a great idea Crystal. I go through so many of those and they always seem to dry out on me. Thank you so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. It was such a pleasure to have you join us. I’m featuring this post at tomorrow’s party. Hope to see you again sometime.

    Anne @ Domesblissity x

  5. Does anyone know how well this will work for raw meat? I always use Lysol wipes after cooking to clean up any leftover raw meat that may have leaked onto the counters. I love this idea, but would hate to still have things be unsanitized for something as serious as that.

    1. If you use Thieves oil it kills 99% of bacteria. If you sub it out with something else, it depends on what that is. I use a Thieves cleaner on my counters after chicken.

      1. Oh, great, I have that! Thanks!!

  6. Do you need to put something over the top so the wipes don’t dry out? I’m thinking of adding an extra cover without the slit in it.

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