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How to make homemade disinfectant wipes

Taking care of our hygiene and that of our home is vital to our health and that of our entire family. Although we work hard for it, sometimes we don’t have the product we need on hand or we just want to save some money and gain health by making some more durable products at home.

For example, it is common to use disinfectant wipes or towels to clean our house and also to clean and disinfect the skin on our hands. If you are thinking of preparing them at home and you are wondering how to make homemade disinfectant wipes with products that you can easily have in your cupboards, then take note of these 4 recipes to make homemade and easy disinfectant wipes that we propose. Choose a recipe depending on whether you want to use chlorine or alcohol, if you want to add aloe vera or aloe to take care of your hands or if you want to take advantage of some baby wipes that were drying or turn them into a highly disinfectant product for surfaces.

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Index
  1. How to Make Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Wipes – Step by Step
  2. How to make aloe vera disinfectant wipes
  3. How to make disinfectant wipes with wet wipes
  4. How to Make Bleach Disinfectant Wipes

How to Make Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Wipes – Step by Step

If you want to make some hand sanitizing wipes , we recommend a recipe with rubbing alcohol and hand soap. The hand wipes that we suggest you make will provide you with great hygiene and at the same time a good aroma, since both to enhance the antibacterial or antiseptic properties of this product we consider that it is a very good idea to include a few drops of essential oils , of the aromas that you prefer but that it has these properties for better hygiene, and thus you will also get these wipes to smell better and not only to the strong smell of alcohol or soap. So if you’re wondering how to make homemade rubbing alcohol to clean your hands, take note:

Materials

  • Glass jar.
  • Large container for mixing (jug, glass jar, bowl, etc.).
  • Absorbent kitchen paper or paper towels.
  • Knife to cut bread (with saw and long).
  • Ladle or stick to stir the mixture.
  • 2/3 of a large cup of alcohol at 70º minimum (it can be up to 96º)
  • 2 cups of lukewarm water.
  • 1 large tablespoon of hand soap or dish soap or dish soap.
  • 10-15 drops of antiseptic essential oils (we recommend tea tree, eucalyptus, lemon, orange, peppermint or lavender).

The amounts may vary depending on the size of the glass jar you choose. If you modify them, do it proportionally, that is, increase or decrease the same of all the ingredients.

Steps to Make Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Wipes

  1. Prepare the warm water and pour it into the bowl to make the mixture.
  2. Add the alcohol to the warm water. You can measure the amount with a measuring glass if you have one and if not, use a large coffee cup and put alcohol up to, more or less, 2/3 of its capacity.
  3. Add a large tablespoon of dish soap or dish soap or hand soap. If you have bars of soap, grate the amount of a tablespoon, with a grater or with the knife, and break the shavings in a little hot water.
  4. Put between 10 and 20 drops of the essential oil you have chosen (we recommend mixing at most two essential oils and putting 5 or 10 drops of each one).
  5. Mix everything with the ladle so that the ingredients are integrated.
  6. Now prepare the roll of absorbent paper. To do this you have to put it inside the bottle in which you want to have the wipes ready and check how high the roll is to cut the opening of the bottle just below, so it will close better. If necessary, cut the remaining piece of the roll with the saw knife, if it is already well inside you can skip this step and put the whole roll. Also, keep in mind that if you are doing this craft with children, do not let them do this step or take the knife.
  7. Once the roll is in the pot, pour all the disinfectant mixture inside.
  8. Wait 1 minute to allow the paper to absorb as much disinfectant liquid as possible.
  9. When it’s thoroughly soaked, carefully remove the cardboard from the center of the roll.
  10. Now you can take the tip of one of the wipes from the central part and pull carefully, you will see that it comes out unrolling and that you can break it in the area marked with points or wherever you need it easily. So ready! You can now use your alcohol disinfectant wipes for your hands.

The effect of these wipes is very similar to the antibacterial gel that we suggest you prepare at home with this practical guide: How to make natural antibacterial gel .

How to make aloe vera disinfectant wipes

Another option to make these disinfectant towels for hands , but this time they are softer and take more care of the skin, is to eliminate essential oils that can sometimes be somewhat strong if we add a lot or if our skin is somewhat sensitive and, in its Instead, add aloe vera or aloe vera. The odor will not be very noticeable, so the wipes will smell like soap and alcohol. Some of you may think that alcohol or soap may be stronger for the skin than essential oils themselves, but we want to clarify that in this case we do not remove them because they are mainly disinfectant products. Without them, we would only have a few wet wipes to refresh ourselves and for a basic or more superficial cleaning, not with great disinfecting power against bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens. If you wantMake homemade disinfectant wipes with aloe vera to disinfect your skin but also take care of it and, thus, balance the impact on it, follow this easy recipe:

Materials

  • Glass jar.
  • Large mixing bowl.
  • Absorbent kitchen paper or paper towels.
  • Knife to cut with saw and long.
  • Ladle to stir.
  • 2/3 of a large cup of 70º alcohol (maximum of 96º).
  • 2 cups of lukewarm water.
  • 1 large tablespoon of hand soap, dish soap, or dish soap.
  • 1 cup of aloe vera or aloe vera gel.

Steps to make homemade aloe vera disinfectant wipes

  1. Heat the water so that it is warm and add it to the mixing bowl.
  2. Put the alcohol in warm water. You can measure the amount with a measuring cup or use a large coffee cup and put 2/3 of alcohol.
  3. Add a large tablespoon of soap.
  4. Add the cup of aloe vera gel to the mixture. You can buy it or, if you have a plant at home, you can prepare it as explained here: How to make homemade aloe vera gel .
  5. Stir well with the ladle so that everything is integrated and the mixture is as homogeneous as possible.
  6. Cut, if necessary, the roll of absorbent paper or towel just by the height of the boat, as we have explained in the previous recipe.
  7. Place the roll in the jar and pour all the mixture inside, spreading it all over the roll to make it easier to soak evenly.
  8. Let the paper absorb as much liquid as possible for a few seconds to a minute.
  9. Remove the cardboard from the roll little by little so as not to tear it or break the wipes.
  10. Now you can take the tip of the wipes, starting at the center of the roll. Do it by pulling carefully, you will see that it goes well and that you can break it without problems. You can now use your sanitizing hand towels with alcohol, soap and aloe vera.

How to make disinfectant wipes with wet wipes

If when you were looking for how to make homemade disinfectant towels you were thinking of taking advantage of ones that you already have but that have been drying out or, if you want to make some baby wipes or toilet wipes are very disinfectant to be able to use them on furniture or for your hands for a deeper hygiene, then take note of this recipe. Here’s how to make homemade disinfectant wipes with wet wipes :

Materials

  • 1 tightly packed package of toilet wipes or baby wipes. They can be dry or wet wipes, in the first case you recover them and give them more disinfecting power and in the second you enhance these properties. From AgroCorrn, of course, we encourage you to recover the dry wipes, instead of throwing them away and buying others right away. If the package does not close properly, you can use a glass jar with a lid that does close well.
  • 2/3 of alcohol of 70º (maximum of 96º).
  • 2 cups of lukewarm water.
  • 1 tablespoon of hand soap.
  • A few drops of essential oils (optional).
  • Large mixing bowl.
  • Ladle.

Steps to make disinfectant wipes with normal wipes

  1. Prepare the warm water and pour it into the container to make the mixture.
  2. Add the alcohol.
  3. Add the hand soap. It is more recommended to use hand soap if you will use them to clean your hands and, on the other hand, if they will be to clean the house you can use soap to wash the dishes.
  4. If you want the wipes to smell good and have more disinfectant properties, add 10 drops of essential oil (any of those mentioned in the first recipe will do).
  5. Mix all the liquid well so that it looks as integrated as possible.
  6. Open the bottle of wipes or place the wipes in the new jar. If they are sanitary towels that go in a plastic bag, it is better that you transfer them to a glass bottle, since the bag is easy to get liquid out every time you go to take one.
  7. Pour in the disinfectant liquid little by little, making sure that all parts of the towels are soaked.
  8. When you’ve poured out all of the liquid, let it soak in more for about 2 minutes before you start using it. Clever! You have already recovered some dry wipes or enhanced the effect of some basic hygiene products.

How to Make Bleach Disinfectant Wipes

To prepare disinfectant towels to clean surfaces you can use paper towels or absorbent, alcohol or bleach and some essence if you want there to be a good aroma when you finish cleaning the house. If they are made with chlorine, bleach or bleach, we recommend using them only for cleaning the home, since this product is too harsh for the skin of the hands if it is used regularly, for this it is better to use the previous recipes. Follow these tips on how to make chlorine disinfectant wipes :

Materials

  • 2/3 of a large cup of bleach, it can be Clorox type or another similar bleach.
  • 2 cups of lukewarm water.
  • 1 package of dry or normal wipes or 1 roll of absorbent paper or towel.
  • Essential oil drops (optional).
  • Serrated knife, in case you need to cut the roll of paper.
  • Glass jar that closes well.
  • Container for mixing.
  • Ladle.

Steps to make homemade disinfectant towels

  1. Prepare the warm water and add it to the container.
  2. Pour the chlorine into it. This is the normal process to reduce bleach or chlorine a little, so it is still a very disinfectant product but not so aggressive with some surfaces.
  3. Add 10 drops of the essential oil you have chosen if you want to improve the smell of the wipes, it is optional.
  4. Mix well to get a homogeneous sanitizing liquid.
  5. Place the roll of paper, and if necessary cut the excess part, or the wipes in the glass jar where you will leave them at the end.
  6. Pour in the disinfectant liquid little by little to get all the paper wet.
  7. Wait 1 minute for as much liquid as possible to be absorbed. If you used the roll, now remove the center cardboard.
  8. You already have the homemade disinfectant towels ready to clean the house. Remember to close them well each time you use them so that the liquid does not evaporate in a short time (this advice is valid for all recipes).

If it has been practical for you to discover this craft with household products, and even reuse some, and learn how to make homemade disinfectant wipes for hands and for the home , we recommend you also know this other AgroCorrn article on How to make a natural disinfectant .

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