DIY Disinfectant Wipes

Forever coming up with new ways to make things just a little bit cleaner, greener and easier around our house. Today, that meant making a container of pre-soaked disinfecting wipes to store in the bathroom. Not that cleaning is all that difficult and having only one bathroom makes it even easier, but it’s nice to know that I can wipe up messes as I go about my day without needing to go grab a rag and some spray. 

For now, these wipes are made with paper towels but if I can find my fabric squares somewhere around this house I’ll make some reusable ones instead. Also, please ignore my compost bin in the background, it’s quite full.


You will need:

Paper towels.
Essential oil.
Measuring cup.
Container (plastic or glass).

I happened to save a Kool-Aid mix container a little while back hoping that I could find some way to reuse or repurpose it so I’m really glad that I completed a project that keeps it out of the trash.


Much like with the DIY All Natural Baby Wipes you’ll need to fold your paper towels accordion style to start. After you’ve folded them you will need to cut them down to size so they are able to fit inside of your container, for me this meant cutting my paper towels into three sections and then folding them back and forth to shrink them even more so. By folding rather than cutting you save the actual size of the wipe and get the same result. It fits!

Once you’ve crammed all of your paper towels into your container you can start to mix up your cleaning mix.

I used:

3/4 cup white distilled vinegar.
1/4 cup water.
10 drops of the Relaxation essential oil by Eden’s Garden.


The reason I use a 3:1 ratio for vinegar and water is to make sure the solution is strong enough to kill all the nasty bathroom germs that are lurking around. You can also use less essential oils or more to create a weaker or stronger aroma. Again, I went with more because…poop.

When your vinegar, water, and oil are all measured out give them a quick whisk to disperse the oil throughout and then pour the mixture over the top of the wipes allowing them to all become saturated.

Seal tightly and use as needed for a beautiful shine in little to no time!


2 thoughts on “DIY Disinfectant Wipes

    • They make mini baby wipe containers and travel ones that would be perfect for storing larger homemade disinfectant wipes in too! Perfect for in the car or anywhere really, the Huggies mini wipe containers are adorable. I bought one and tossed the wipes before just to have it. 🙂


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