DIY Cleaning & Sanitizing Wipes

Homemade solutions are made easily, with Tupperware.   Using a few basic ingredients and Tupperware items, it is easy, and fun, to make household cleansers of all types.  By making these items, the packaging used for commercial products is reduced, the cost of transporting items is removed, adding up to significant savings for the savvy consumer. 

Below are 2 recipes for DIY Cleaning Wipes and Hand Sanitizing Wipes. Yes, you can always use a paper-towel roll cut in 1/2 to fit your container, pulling from the center like you would the wipes you purchase at the store. But I personal prefer to use washcloths or cut up old towels, blankets or t-shirts.  Keep in mind, smoother fabric (like the receiving blankets or t-shirts) will be good for simple wipe downs, but the “scrubbiness” of a wash cloth works great for tougher jobs.

Try them out, and let me know what you think.

DIY Cleaning Wipes

  • 7 regular washclothes or 10 thin cloths, 8-10 inches
  • Large quart-sized container with tight-fitting lid
  • 1 cup distilled water (distilled is best, but filtered tap water is fine for short term storage)
  • 1/2 cup vinegar (white distilled vinegar)
  • 1/4 cup isopropyl alcohol (also known as rubbing alcohol)
  • 1 ½ caps of thieves concentrated cleaner or 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil (teatree, orange, lemon or lavendar are recommended)
  1. Add water, vinegar, alcohol and thieves (Or oils) to container and stir.
  2. Add cut-up cloths to container, and press down to soak up all the solution. (I fold my washcloths in ½ and roll)
  3. Cover container, and flip it upside down to ensure all cloths are moistened.
  4. Use as needed for quick cleanups!

Note:   You can add a few drops of dish soap for extra grease-fighting power.   You can leave out the alcohol, but make sure to increase the vinegar/water a bit so the liquid ratio stays the same.

DIY Sanitizing Wipes

  • Small reusable wash clothes, or paper towels cut in half to fit. 
  • A Tupperware container (I used a Fresh N Cool Medium). 
  • 1/4 cup of hot water
  • 2 tablespoons of gel aloe or baby oil with aloe, 
  • 1 1/2 cup of 99% rubbing alcohol (the higher the concentration, the more effective the sanitizing).
  1. That’s it, fold, mix, pour, store.

****You can make this solution to fit any size container, as long as the end solution is 60% alcohol.****

Want to learn more?  Schedule your own DIY Class with me and we’ll make everything from detergent to bath bombs 🙂

Corinne Brown

Fresh Recipe: Asparagus Risotto

If you have been following me, you know that I love Risotto!  It is my comfort food and one of my go to’s on a cold, raining day.  This week I tweaked my recipe for Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto, also throwing in some grilled veggies to the side.  OH MY IS IT GOOD! I even has a grandson of a customer try it when they came by the studio.  He said “It looked gross and I don’t normally like asparagus, but man is that good!” Huge shout out to Farm Fresh Carolinas for the Fresh Veggies (they really do make a difference).  Also, be sure to watch my Fresh Tip Tuesday and learn some fun facts about Asparagus!

 

Asparagus Risotto

Ingredients

– 1 cup Arborio rice
–  8oz. (about 1 cup) fresh asparagus, coarsely chopped
– 1 tsp. coarse kosher salt
– 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
– 2 1⁄4 cups vegetable stock or water*
– 1 small onion, peeled, halved and chopped in Chop ’N Prep Chef
– 1 garlic clove
– 1 Tbsp. Italian Herb Seasoning
– 1⁄2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated in Grate Master Shredder

Preparation

  1. Rinse Arborio rice in strainer until water runs clear, about 30–60 seconds.
  2. Pour rice into Tupperware Microwave Pressure Cooker base and add vegetable stock, asparagus, onion, garlic, seasoning salt and oil. Seal and microwave on 70% power 13 minutes.
  3. Remove from microwave and set aside. (this allows the pressure to release naturally  – until pressure indicator fully lowers – about 4–6 minutes.)
  4. Remove cover and stir in Parmesan cheese.
  5. ENJOY!

    FOR THE GRILLED VEGGIES:
    Put peeled carrots and asparagus in the MicroPro Grill.  Drizzle with Olive Oil and Italian Herb Seasoning. Place Cover in the Grill position for 6 mins.  DONE!

Get my Fresh Product Picks (Pressure Cooker, Chop N Prep, Grate Master and More) at www.twcorinne.com. Want to get it FREE?  Date a Tupperware Party with me and you can get spoiled rotten. (At a distance?  No worries, I do Facebook Parties too)

Corinne Brown

Fresh Recipe: Detox Soup

Detox is a popular term and practice these days.  To be honest, we all need a reboot for our bodies from time to time and detoxing is very popular at the beginning of a new year.  Personally,  juicing just never really satisfies me.  I like to feel like I am eating, so for me, kick-starting my clean eating is with a Detox Vegetable Soup.

When I got my list of fresh veggies this week from Farm Fresh Carolinas this recipe was a no brainer. Made with a variety of different vegetables, this soup will help you glow inside and out!

The best part about this recipe, it’s easily customizable. Trade out any veggies you don’t like with ones you do and you should win your detox every time.  Try it out and let me know what you think.  If you don’t have a Tupperware Pressure Cooker, you could use a standard one or alternative.  Watch my LIVE here 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 onion (medium or half large chopped)
  • 2 full broccoli stalks (about 1 cup of florets chopped, and stalks )
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 sweet potato (medium, about 1-1 1/2 cups, chopped)
  • 1 cup sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets (chopped)
  • 2 cups cauliflower greens (chopped small)
  • 1 cup cabbage (sliced thin)
  • 2 tomatoes –  diced in the PowerChef System
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tablespoon italian herb seasoning (or a mixture of dried parsley, basil, oregano etc..)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

     

Directions

  1. Prep all veggies using the PowerChef System to mince and chop fine or a knife.
  2. Place all ingredients in Tupperware Microwave Pressure Cooker.  Cook for 20 mins on high.
  3. Let the pressure release before removing, about 8 minutes.
  4. Serve.

detox

Yep, it really is that simple!  ENJOY!!!!

Corinne Brown

 

 

 

Order your Tupperware Fresh Finds at www.twcorinne.com, or message me at corinne@thefreshexpert.com/ today to schedule your own Tupperware Party (Facebook or in person) so that you can earn your products for FREE!