DIY Cleaning Wipes

7 Materials
15 Minutes

Making your own cleaning wipes can help you save money — and a trip to the store!

Learn how to make homemade cleaning wipes that are great for quick clean-ups in the kitchen or anywhere around the house.

DIY Cleaning Wipes Supplies

Start by gathering all the necessary supplies.

Prepare Container

If you want to paint your container (totally optional) go ahead and give the outside a coat or two of spray paint. Leave the inside unpainted.

Using scissors, cut a small slit or hole in the center of the lid. This will allow you to pull wipes out through the hole without opening the container.

Cut Paper Towels

Then, use a serrated bread knife to cut your roll of paper towels in half. Place half the roll into the coffee container.

You can use the other half in the kitchen or save them for the next time you make wipes.

Mix Cleaning Solution

In a large bowl, combine water, vinegar, dish soap, lavender essential oil, and the juice from your lemon. Mix it together.

Then pour the mixture into the container, right over the paper towels.

Remove the cardboard tube from the center of the roll. The tube should be well saturated and easy to pull out. 

Ready to Use

Finally, pull a paper towel up through the center of the roll and thread it through the hole in the lid.

You are now ready to use your homemade wipes!

Please visit my full  DIY Cleaning Wipes blog post to view and print out the full instructions and measurements.

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 7 questions
  • Tina Hill
    on Apr 7, 2020

    What brand paper towels do you suggest? The ones i have on hand are walmart great value and the only thing great about them is that i didn't buy more than one package...these would not survive pulling thru the lid slit.

  • Mimi
    on Jul 11, 2020

    Are there specific amounts of ingredients??

  • Laura
    on Jul 12, 2020

    My son's allergic to lavender, what would you suggest to replace it?

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  • Debbie Watts
    on Jul 11, 2020

    you forgot to say how much of each ingredient!

  • Annie Bannany
    on Sep 22, 2020

    Even without the ingredient amounts, this mix wouldn't work all that well with the dish soap. Just my opinion

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