Antibacterial wipes are convenient, but the cost of store-bought varieties is really increasing! Fortunately, you can make your own wet wipes at home with paper towels or cotton towels. Choose an airtight plastic or glass container and place the towel inside. Mix warm water, detergent and alcohol together to create a simple cleaning solution and pour it over the wet napkin. The dryers dry up the solution and are ready to use within minutes. Remember to keep the lid closed when you are not using your wipes so they do not dry out!
[ Edit ] Ingredients
[ Edit ] Basic Multi-Purpose Cleaning Solution
- or Hot Water
- or dish soap [1
- 10 drops of essential oil (optional)
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[ Edit ] Selecting fabric materials and containers
- Use a roll of paper towels to make disposable towels. Plain two-layer paper towels with perforations are perfect for this project, as you can easily tear one dryer at a time. If you plan to clean up hard movements, go with three-layer paper towels. 
- Avoid 1-layer paper towels – they tend to disintegrate when they get wet. 
- Wear washable cotton cloths if you prefer a reusable alternative. If environmental and waste problems are a concern for you, use cotton laundry clothes instead of disposable paper towels. You can still store cotton cloths in the cleaning solution – be sure to wash the wipe after each use. 
- If you have large pieces of cotton or old T-shirts, cut them into boxes for this project. They don't have to be completely square, but try to make them uniform in size.
- Buy a tall, rectangular plastic container with a lid for a simple solution. You will need a 4 liter (3.8 liter) container to hold the paper towel full length, but you do not need to use this size. You can easily cut through a paper towel roll with a grooved knife to cut it down to size, if needed. A flip-top is the most practical option, but it is not required – a regular airtight lid works just fine. 
- The container does not have to be a cylinder. A roll of paper towels will be adapted to a rectangular shape.
- For cotton cloths, get a container that holds at least (0.9 liters). 
- You can use square plastic containers for this! Just pull the individual paper towel from the roll before storing it.
- Try a large glass container with an airtight lid if you are not using plastic. If you use cotton cloths to make your wipes, choose a glass jar that can hold at least (0.9 liters). Go with a minimum of 2 liters (1.9 liters) if you use paper towels so you can fit in at least half of a paper towel roll there.
- Keep in mind that the lid must be airtight to preserve your wet wipes. 
- Go with bag-top baggie for a convenient and portable option. Freezer bags are the most durable option, but regular plastic bags work well as long as they can be completely closed. You can easily take these smaller packages in your bag or in the car when you are on the go. 
- Separate the paper towel and remove them from the scroll if you go this route.
[ Edit ] Infuse clothing with the cleaning solution
- Mix the warm water, isopropyl alcohol and dish soap in a bowl. Measure out hot water, isopropyl alcohol and wash water and dump them all into a medium sized bowl. Stir the ingredients with a spoon until completely incorporated. 
- Use at least 70% isopropyl alcohol for the most effective disinfection properties.
- Filtered tap water is good for this. You may want to use distilled water if you do not think you will use your wipes within a few months. 
- Add 10 drops of essential oil for fragrance and antibacterial properties, if desired. You can use any essential oils you like if scent is your only concern. If you want extra bacterial bud power, go with lemon, orange, tea tree, lavender or peppermint essential oil. You can use 1 essential oil or try a custom combination. 
- Essential oil is really concentrated, so avoid using more than 10 drops.
- Place the wet napkin in the selected storage container. If you need to cut down a roll of paper towels to fit into the container, flip the roll on the side and slice through it with a knurled knife. Then slide the roller vertically into the high plastic container. For cotton towels or individual paper towels, simply stack them in the container.
- You can also roll up the cotton garments before placing them in the container if you prefer. 
- Pour the cleaning solution over the wet napkin to saturate them. Lift up the bowl and slowly dump the cleaning solution directly on top of the wipe. The absorbent rags begin to soak the solution immediately. Do not pour too fast as the container can float! 
- You can knead or press the wipes to help them drink the solution faster if you want.
- If you are using paper towels, pull out the paper roll. The paper towel is softened and pulled away from the cardboard roll in the middle when fully saturated. You can just reach in, squeeze the roller and pull it out of the container. The wipers will have their shape without the support of the carton. 
- The carton starts to decompose over time, so don't forget this step.
- Close container lid when done.
[ Edit ] Storing and using your wet wipes
- Keep the airtight lid closed so that the dryer does not dry out. Alcohol dries quickly when exposed to oxygen, so make sure the airtight lid is safe before you dry your wipes. Try to avoid leaving the lid for extended periods when you are also using the wipe. Quickly take 1 or 2 wipes at a time and close the container immediately. 
- Grasp the inner dryer and pull it up to remove it from the container. If you used a paper towel roll, pull out individual wet wipes that start in the middle of the roll and work your way out. The perforations make it easy to pick out one paper towel at a time. 
- If you used cotton cloths or individual paper towels, grasp the dryer at the top.
 Use your wet wipes on hard surfaces to clean and disinfect them. Alcohol kills bacteria, so you can use your wipes to clean up the mess and disinfect hard surfaces, such as countertops and tiles. Avoid using your wipes on fabric or delicate materials, as alcohol can be very harsh and can cause damage. 
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[ Edit ]  Things You Need
- 1 roll of paper towel with two layers or 3 layers or 8 inch cotton swabs
- Plastic or glass airtight container
- Medium sized bowl
[ Edit ] References
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