Homemade Disinfectant Wipes

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Homemade Disinfectant Wipes
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These homemade disinfectant wipes take just a few minutes to make and keep really well. Use paper towels or old rags. No need for bleach or rubbing alcohol for this version!


1 cup 190 proof grain alcohol
1/4 cup distilled water
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid soap
8-10 drops essential oils (optional)


  1. Stir together all ingredients really well in a mixing bowl.
  2. If you are using paper towels, cut a roll in half with a serrated knife, then tear off individual half sheets and fold them interweaved so when you pull one sheet out, the next one will follow. Fold 25 paper towel sheets into a stack.
  3. Place stack of wipes in a quart-sized plastic bag. Pour in half of the alcohol mixture. Try to distribute the liquid on all sides of the bag so it soaks evenly into the wipes.
  4. Seal bag. When ready to use, cut a small slit in the face of the plastic bag so you can pull a wipe through the whole. When not using, seal the bag with a piece of tape as the wipes will evaporate quickly since they are high in alcohol content.