Here is my first time making reusable eco-friendly cleaning wipes. It was actually really easy and the wipes are working great. I take one out of the jar wring it then clean as I would with the throw aways. I then rinse the cloth and throw it in my kitchen hamper. Better for the environment and cheaper then buying the throw aways win - win is what I call that.
My husband loved those wipes from the store as they are so easy to grab so I had to come up with an alternative as I wanted to get those nasty expensive wipes out of my house. The first time I made them my husband used them to clean the kitchen. He was extremely impressed as they didn't even leave any streaks on our stainless steal like the store bought ones did. I should add don't put more baking soda as that will leave streaks!! I accidentally didn't measure once and a pile fell in, I thought meh - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO not meh!!! White streaks everywhere, I learned my lesson. I know use a proper measuring spoon. Other then that they work
Get your jar either new or used and some rags which again you can purchase or you can use old shirts.
3 cups of vinegar
1 tbsp of baking soda
1 cup of water
30 drops of essential oils
I used an old huge pickle jar to make my wipes in and we had some rags left over that my husband purchased by the box years ago. I put in the baking soda first then add some vinegar, make sure it doesn't over flow from the reaction. Then I add the rest of the ingredients followed by the rags which I push down into the jar.
How much do you save? Let's see
3 cups of vinegar cost: $1.97 (not on sale) $.05 per 100ml about $.36 total
1 tbsp baking soda cost: $1.08 for 500g about $0.11 total
1 cup of water cost: I call this free $0
20 drops of essential oils cost: I will use about 10 drops of protective blend $1.74 and 10 drops of lemon $.60
For a very large jar of wipes which includes about 40 rags costs $ 2.81.
Keep in mind these 40 rags, 1 rag goes about at least 3x as far as a regular wipe you get from the store. You will also want to adjust the amount of ingredients according to the size of your jar. You want all the rags to get wet but not too much soaking as that is just a waste. Although if I do have a little at the end when I'm done I use what is left to clean the inside of the toilet.
*** make sure to only use pure essential oils, the higher the quality the better. Once you get into higher quality oils not only do they help more with the cleaning but they also have side benefits on a therapeutic level. Make sure you 100% trust the company you are purchasing from and not just relying on what you see on the label as many companies have been caught lying on their bottles which can be dangerous. If you have any questions or need any help please again feel free to reach out to me.
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*** make sure to only use pure essential oils, the higher the quality the better. Once you get into higher quality oils not only do they help more with the cleaning but they also have side benefits on a therapeutic level. Make sure you 100% trust the company you are purchasing from and not just relying on what you see on the labels. If you have any questions or need any help please again feel free to reach out to me.