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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 Time5 minutes
Active Time5 minutes
Additional Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Kitchen Tips & Tools
Yield: 150
Author: Mel Lockcuff
Cost: $2-$4


  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Glass Measuring Cup
  • Sealable Container



  • Cut a paper towel roll in half.
  • Add warm water to a sealable container.
  • Pour Thieves Household Cleaner into the water.
  • Then add in the tea tree oil.
  • Stir the mixture together well.
  • Drop one half of the paper towel roll, cut side down, into the liquid cleaning mixture, and place the lid on your 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.
  • Once your paper towels are fully soaked, remove the cardboard tube, and your homemade, all-purpose wipes are ready to go!



*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.
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.