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I spent most of the first 5 years of my marriage buying canned goods, jarred and boxed foods and cleaning supplies that can very easily be made at home.
A few weeks ago, Emily at Live Renewed inspired me to make homemade disinfectant wipes. She wrote her post on it in September 2009. I had stumbled upon it months ago but kept putting it off, thinking making them would probably be long and complicated.
Was I ever wrong!
Making these wipes was a PIECE OF CAKE!
I even had most of what I needed already in the house. In fact, the only thing I had to hunt down was castile soap. (If you are local, you can find it here, or anyone should be able to order it online here or find it at their local health food store.)
I’ve been using these for over a month now, and I must say–they are WONDERFUL.
They don’t create extra laundry because I just throw them in the wash with the other rags. I thought I might have to ring them out, but, no…they are ready right out of their container!
I love these wipes because they:
1. Save my family money.
2. Are much healthier for my family than conventional cleaners.
3. Are great for God’s creation!
Without further ado, here’s June’s “Homemade Homemaking” recipe for reusable disinfectant wipes:
- old baby wipes container (I used Huggies)
- white vinegar (found at Wal-Mart or Target)
- tea tree oil (found at a health food store, but cheapest at Wal-Mart or Target in the supplements section)
- lavender oil
- castile soap
- some of your hubby’s old T-shirts
- Cut up old T-shirts into squares (the size doesn’t matter)
- Put squares of cloth into wipes container
- Mix about a cup of water, a squirt of castille soap, 1/4 c. of vinegar, and 3-4 drops tea tree oil and 3-4 drops lavender
- Pour liquid mixture over cloth
Do YOU make any of your own natural cleaners? If so, please share your recipes! I’m so excited about cleaning more naturally–and more frugally! 🙂
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