A few months ago I was researching homemade cleaning wipes for my kitchen and bathroom, and I ran across several recipes for them. The first was from Instructables - How to make your own (cheap and green) cleaning wipes and the other one was from One Good Thing by Jillee's Homemade Clorox Wipes. I liked the idea of being able to clean my counters and table without throwing away wipes every time.
One Good Thing by Jillee's Homemade Clorox Wipes uses rags, and I did not have any rags around so I kept looking for different ideas. I then came across the idea at Instructables - How to make your own (cheap and green) cleaning wipes which uses Mr. Clean Wipes. The store had Handi Wipes on sale, so that was great and then I also found Fabuloso in a Citrus and Fruit Scent, which I love. At that point I had what I needed to make my own Homemade Clorox Wipes. I found that the directions from Instructables used too much Fabuloso for the wipes. It was too soapy and took too long to rinse off of my counters and tables. So I cut the soap to water ratio.
Here are the directions for:
Homemade Cloxox Clean Wipes
1/4 cup Fabuloso ( any scent that you like, I like the Citrus and Fruit Scent)
1 cup water
2 6packs of Handi Wipes
Old Clorox Wipes container
Cut your Handi Wipes in half width wise rather then lengthwise.
Next lay first wipe flat and then lay the next wipe over the left 1/2 of the first wipe. Fold the single half of the first wipe over the first half of the second wipe. Then lay a third wipe over the right half of the second wipe ( so it is on top of the first wipe also). Fold like previously and keep going until all of your wipes are folded.
Next roll your wipes up so that they fit in your old clorox wipes container. You can trim them down if necessary to fit in your container. Make sure to pull the very center sheet up to start your wipes.
Then mix the Fabuloso and water and pour over your wipes inside the container.
I then turn the container shake the container several times, so that all of the cleaning mix gets absorbed into the wipes.
Next use as you would your usual wipes. You should have 24 wipes.
After I use them, I just rinse the wipe and let it dry. I then put it in my laundry, and I have a basket on top of my dryer to put them in until I make my next batch.
Let me know what you think of these wipes. I try not to use chemicals in my cleaning supplies, but I have not found something that is chemical free yet, that I like as much as this. When I do I will post an update.
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