DIY Nontoxic Reusable Cleaning Wipes

Disposable store-bought wipes can be expensive and are usually full of toxic chemicals. It's really easy to make your own DIY reusable cleaning wipes using a few household ingredients. You'll never have to buy cleaning wipes again, and when you run out, you can wash your wipes and use your supplies to make new ones!

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Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups of water

  • 2 tablespoons of Castile soap

  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil

  • 10 drops of lemon or other citrus essential oil

  • reusable kitchen cloth

  • airtight container

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Step 1

Cut reusable wipes so they will fit in your container.

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Step 2

Add 2 tablespoons of Castile soap to your container.

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Step 3

Add 10 drops each of lavender and lemon essential oil.

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Step 4

Place the reusable cleaning wipes in the container.

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Step 5

Add water to container and shake well.

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Buy materials for this tutorial:

Castile soap

How to Use Reusable Cleaning Wipes

  1. Remove a cleaning wipe from the container and squeeze to remove some of the excess liquid. The cleaning wipe should be damp.
  2. Clean surfaces with cleaning wipe.
  3. Wash wipes in washing machine with other laundry.
  4. Set aside until you are ready to make a new batch.