When I saw a headline about the Clorox disinfecting wipes shortage lasting until at least 2021, I must admit that I had a mild panic attack. I only had three packs left in my cupboard!
Now, this may seem like a lot, but I use these for literally everything, from the bathroom to the kitchen and all the light switches and doorknobs in between. It’s a loyalty I inherited from my mom, who used Clorox wipes in place of every other household cleaner. If the shortage is to continue, I have to find a solution and fast.
Then it clicked: why not make my own? It couldn't be that difficult.
I decided to use Thieves household cleaner as my base because I love the smell and I use this for my general cleaning around the house. Every ingredient in the Thieves cleaner is plant-based and non-toxic, so I can be certain that no harmful chemicals are entering my home--and it still gives me an amazing clean!
After a bit of trial and error, I came up with this awesome dupe to replace my usual wipes. It’s simple, safe, and effective, and I hope you give it a try!
If you're pressed for time but intrigued about all-natural Thieves cleaning wipes, head over to the shop to pick some up.
DIY All-Natural, Non-Toxic Thieves Wipes
Cut the paper towel roll in half (you can save the second half for next time) and place it in the coffee can.
Measure the rest of the ingredients into a mason jar, shake to mix well, and pour the mixture over your paper towel roll. Pop the lid on and wait for 15 minutes.
Remove the central paper core from the roll of wipes. Do not punch a hole in the lid or your wipes will dry out too quickly.