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)
- Add water, vinegar, alcohol and thieves (Or oils) to container and stir.
- Add cut-up cloths to container, and press down to soak up all the solution. (I fold my washcloths in ½ and roll)
- Cover container, and flip it upside down to ensure all cloths are moistened.
- 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).
- 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 🙂