How To Make DIY Disinfectant Wipes
Grocery shopping during a pandemic definitely poses its challenges. I went to the grocery store yesterday, and they were completely sold out of flour, toilet paper (of course), and pretty much all of the cleaning supplies. Thankfully, there are many things we can make ourselves to replace the supplies that are in such high demand right now.
Because cleaning supplies are so scare right now, I wanted to share some instructions for making your own disinfectant wipes. I only have one container of Lysol wipes that are quickly dwindling, and I’ve been wiping down our light switches, door handles, faucets, and other frequently touched surfaces a couple of times each day.
Thankfully, it’s extremely easy to make your own disinfectant wipes. Jessica Griggs of the blog 12 Tomatoes outlines the steps for making DIY disinfectant wipes. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Paper towels (not the cheap ones, but name-brand ones)
- A plastic container
- Rubbing alcohol
- Dish soap
Step 1: Choose a large plastic container that’s big enough to fit a roll of paper towels. If you don’t have a container big enough, simply use a knife to make the roll of paper towels smaller. Put the paper towel roll in the container.
Step 2: Mix together 12 ounces of water, 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol, and three to five drops of liquid dish soap. In three stages, pour the solution into the container so that it covers the paper towel roll.
Step 3: Once you’ve poured in all of the liquid, remove the cardboard at the center of the paper towel roll. You now have a batch of ready-made disinfectant wipes that you can use to keep the surfaces in your home free of germs!
Thanks so much for sharing this awesome hack, 12 Tomatoes! It’s important to remember that although we rely on so many store-bought products in our day-to-day life, we can actually make our own most of the time. Stay safe, everyone!