It is always frustrating to not have disinfecting wipes when you need them. This is a time when everyone needs to ensure their home is clean and healthy, but it is not easy when the stores are quickly selling out of disinfecting wipes. Luckily, you can make your own disinfecting wipes by following these simple steps.
Gather the Ingredients
The first thing you want to do is gather the ingredients you need to make your disinfecting wipes. This includes three cups of isopropyl alcohol 100, three-fourth teaspoons of three percent hydrogen peroxide, and several drops of an essential oil with disinfecting properties. The example for this project is lemon essential oil, and you are going to need 20 drops of it for your wipes.
Mix the Ingredients
The next step is to pour about two cups of your isopropyl alcohol 100, hydrogen peroxide and lemon essential oil into your container. You want to make sure the container is safe for your ingredients. A glass or stainless steel container is always a safe choice for your wipes. It should also hold at least 30 paper towels to give you enough wipes, and it should include an airtight lid to keep the wipes from drying out.
Prepare the Wipes
When preparing your wipes, you want to make sure you are using thick, strong paper. Paper towels or dinner napkins are always a great choice for your wipes. You want to stack at least 30 wipes on top of each other, but you can use more than 30 wipes if you have enough space in your container. Remember to fold the paper towels in half to ensure they fit inside the container and stay as thick as traditional wipes. You can place them in a rectangular or round container.
Mix the Wipes and Ingredients
Once you have placed the wipes in the container, you want to swirl the container to ensure the wipes are covered in your disinfecting solution. Next, you are going to pour the excess solution over the wipes. If you find any solution at the bottom of the container, leave it there to keep your wipes moist. The last thing you want is for your wipes to dry out before you can use them. Finish it off by adding a label to your container.
It is very easy to make your own disinfecting wipes, and it is also a great way to save money while staying at home.
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan