DIY Cleaning Wipes

Discover a natural alternative to conventional cleaning wipes you can make right at home.

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Disinfectant cleaning wipes are popular for keeping your home fresh and hygienic; however, conventional brands often use chemicals and synthetic fragrances that may trigger asthma and allergies. This recipe uses a combination of vinegar, rubbing alcohol and essential oils to clean household surfaces and remove odors. These are ideal for wiping up spills or dirt.

Note: Vinegar should not be used on stone, marble, granite or other porous surfaces.

Tip: You can use reusable cloths instead of napkins for this recipe. Pile cloths into container and add enough liquid to dampen them, laundering between uses. This is an eco-sustainable option.

Orange & Bergamot Cleaning Wipes

¾ cup distilled water

½ cup white vinegar

¼ cup 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol

40 drops blood orange essential oil

20 drops bergamot essential oil

80 paper napkins (non-recyclable napkins), or as needed


liquid measuring cup


large rectangular glass container with lid

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