DIY disinfectant wipes 

I have been absent from my blog because I have been lacking motivation to write. I am working on a big project for this blog but day-to-day posts have become harder to muster up.

However, something that I haven’t been lacking in is doing research on how essential oils can be used in my home because we spent the money on them, so of course I’m going to use them!

My latest creation: DIY disinfectant wipes!


My family would go through Clorox wipes like nobody’s business. I cleaned my counters with them, my stove, the trays on Violet’s and Olivia’s high chairs, and the list goes on. We would buy them in the largest pack the store we were shopping in offered, and over time that can really add up. These wipes are so cost effective and can be used for a very long time if you are careful not to cross-contaminate the liquid in the canister.

Large canister, preferably glass
Package of flats for cloth diapering or another kind of cotton towel

1/2 cup distilled vinegar

5 drops lemon EO

5 drops thieves EO

Top with water but don’t fill to top- let the towels absorb the water little by little until you can ring liquid out.

When ready to use:
Ring out the excess liquid over your canister to save it.

Wipe counters and other kitchen/bathroom surfaces and reuse until too dirty to use again.

Toss into wash, and when dry, add the towels back to the container!

*turn canister over occasionally to redistribute liquid to towels on the top of the stack
*wet with faucet water anytime it dries out