Easy Homemade Cleaning Wipes with 3 Ingredients

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How to make homemade cleaning wipes with just 3 ingredients and half a roll of paper towels. The best DIY Clorox wipes for kitchens, bathrooms, and more.

These all purpose wipes have been my go to cleaning wipes for years. I use them for quick cleanup in the kitchen or on floors, for cleaning the bathrooms, to wipe my washer and dryer down, and more. We even take them camping with us.

hand pulling homemade cleaning wipes made with paper towels out of clear plastic container

Please note: These wipes are NOT meant to replace disinfectants or disinfectant wipes. I can't speak to their effectiveness against bacteria, viruses, fungus, etc. I use them every day as one way to clean different areas of my own home and love them. So naturally, I wanted to share them with you.

For years I bought regular Clorox wipes at the store, and that got to be quite expensive because we'd go through a tub of wipes in no time at all. They also weren't the best wipes to bring into our home.

When I started using Thieves household cleaner and tea tree oil, I found a better, more natural way to clean, free of harmful chemicals; and I found a way to save us a significant amount of money every month by making our own Thieves wipes.

These DIY cleaning wipes require only 3 ingredients to make, along with a half roll of paper towels. They're easy to keep up with making, and I keep tubs all over my house, in the bathrooms, laundry room right off the kitchen, etc.

If you're into making your own stuff, you'll definitely love my homemade baby wipes recipe too. And these no rinse body wipes are absolutely perfect for when you just can't get a shower.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ACTUAL HOW-TO CARD?

If you’d rather skip all of my wipe making tips, important info, and similar kitchen/household tips – and get straight to the natural cleaning wipes recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable how-to card, with a longer video.

INGREDIENTS AND SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED:

Remember, all of the ingredient amounts you’ll need are in the printable how-to card below.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT YOU'LL NEED:

Glass Measuring Cups – make it super easy to measure out the liquids.

Knife and Cutting Board – for cutting the paper towel roll in half.

Sealable Container – to hold your wipes.

FIRST LET'S TALK ABOUT THE PAPER TOWELS

It really doesn't matter what kind of paper towels you use to make DIY wipes, but I do recommend a higher quality paper towel.

In the past, I recommended Viva brand because it makes durable yet soft cleaning wipes. But now I use the (more affordable) Member's Mark brand from Sam's Club, and they work great.

Thieves wipes ingredients, including paper towels, Thieves Household Cleaner, and Young Living Tea Tree oil on white countertop

If you can find whole paper towels without select-a-size, it's better. But again, my towels have select-a-size, and they work just fine. I just prefer to use 2 select-a-size wipes at a time, same as a whole wipe, so it's a bit thicker when cleaning.

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE CLEANING WIPES

It's really easy to make your own Thieves wipes.

  1. Cut a paper towel roll in half.
  2. Add warm water to a sealable container.
  3. Pour Thieves Household Cleaner into the water.
  4. Then add in the tea tree oil.
  5. Stir the mixture together well.
  6. Drop one half of the paper towel roll, cut side down, into the liquid cleaning mixture, and place the lid on your container.
steps for how to make homemade cleaning wipes with paper towels, water, Thieves Household Cleaner, Tea Tree Oil, and a sealable container

Make sure all the liquid has soaked up into the paper towels before trying to use the wipes. To do this, I like to turn the container upside down, but this isn't absolutely necessary.

natural cleaning wipes sitting upside down in a sealable container on white countertop 'til liquid cleaning mixture soaks into the paper towels

Once your paper towels are fully soaked, remove the cardboard tube, and your homemade, all-purpose wipes are ready to go!

hand pulling natural cleaning wipes out of plastic sealable container

They really do make the best homemade bathroom wipes or kitchen cleaning wipes, perfect for a camping kitchen too!

IMPORTANT NOTE:

These wipes are NOT meant to replace disinfectants or disinfectant wipes. I can't speak to their effectiveness against bacteria, viruses, fungus, etc. I use them every day as one way to clean different areas of my own home and love them. So naturally, I wanted to share them with you.

These wipes are not meant for cleaning any part of your body. They're also not meant to be used as baby wipes. If you need body wipes, here is my body wipes recipe; if you need baby wipes, here is my baby wipes recipe.

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Easy Homemade Cleaning Wipes with Just 3 Ingredients

Easy Homemade Cleaning Wipes with Just 3 Ingredients

How to make homemade cleaning wipes with just 3 ingredients and half a roll of paper towels. The best DIY Clorox wipes for kitchens, bathrooms, and more.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2-$4

Instructions

  1. Cut a paper towel roll in half.
  2. Add warm water to a sealable container.
  3. Pour Thieves Household Cleaner into the water.
  4. Then add in the tea tree oil.
  5. Stir the mixture together well.
  6. Drop one half of the paper towel roll, cut side down, into the liquid cleaning mixture, and place the lid on your container.
  7. Make sure all the liquid has soaked up into the paper towels before trying to use the wipes. To do this, I like to turn the container upside down, but this isn't absolutely necessary.
  8. Once your paper towels are fully soaked, remove the cardboard tube, and your homemade, all-purpose wipes are ready to go!

Notes

*It really doesn't matter what kind of paper towels you use to make DIY Clorox wipes, but I do recommend a higher quality paper towel. In the past, I recommended Viva brand because it makes durable yet soft cleaning wipes. But now I use the Member's Mark brand from Sam's Club, and they work great. If you can find whole paper towels without select-a-size, it's better. But again, my towels have select-a-size, and they work just fine. I just prefer to use 2 select-a-size wipes at a time, same as a whole wipe, so it's a bit thicker when cleaning.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

These wipes are NOT meant to replace disinfectants or disinfectant wipes. I can't speak to their effectiveness against bacteria, viruses, fungus, etc. I use them every day as one way to clean different areas of my own home and love them. So naturally, I wanted to share them with you.

These wipes are not meant for cleaning any part of your body. They're also not meant to be used as baby wipes.

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