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Last Updated on January 23, 2024 by Kiersten James

I share my homemade natural disinfectant wipes I use to give bathrooms and counters quick daily wipe-downs. Non-toxic and reusable!

If you’re reading this post to find a way to make natural disinfectant wipes, you’ve probably realized how dangerous bleach can be.

I’ll admit, I used to swoon over Lysol and Clorox wipes. There’s something about that fresh, sterile smell that always gave me a “job well done” feeling…That was also before I did thousands of hours of research on all of the toxins lurking in our homes.

Benefits of Using Natural Disinfectant Wipes in the Home

Glass jar on a bathroom counter filled with turquoise colored cotton wipes. There is a natural horse hair bristled brush next to the jar.

Effective natural, non-toxic cleaning solution.

This can’t be emphasized enough.

Triggers for disease are everywhere – our diets, clothes, medical treatments, household and personal care products, toys, linens, cookware, etc.

Autoimmune disease and cancer are rampant in our family, just like many other families these days. This alone encourages me to remove the toxins, hormone disruptors, and synthetics that can reasonably be replaced.

The wipes are reusable.

I throw all the used wipes in a small laundry basket and wash them once weekly on Saturdays with the microfiber cleaning rags.

Having reusable wipes saves a ton of money over the course of the year when you factor in the cost of products and the gas to get there.

It saves me a lot of time.

I used to do major deep cleanings every Saturday which would take up most of the day. Since I started making these natural disinfectant wipes, I can now wipe down the bathrooms down every day.

Seeing the jar of wipes on the shelf gives me a mental cue while I’m brushing my teeth to give everything a quick once over. I also don’t have to go to the store anymore.

Zero waste.

Reusable wipes in a glass jar mean nothing goes into the trash. Our household tries to minimize our footprint to the best of our ability so this factor was important to us.

pinking shears cutting a white cloth with turquoise polka dots

Tools You May Need

  • Pinking shears (optional)
  • Measuring cup/spoon

Materials to Make Natural Disinfectant Wipes

  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 1 cup isopropyl alcohol
  • 1 tbsp castile soap
  • 30 drops essential oils (see suggested blends)
  • 15 to 20 6″x6” pre-cut cotton cloth wipes
  • Large glass jar with lid

How to Make Natural Disinfectant Wipes

  1. Pour distilled water, isopropyl alcohol, and castile soap into a large glass jar.
  2. Add your preferred blend of essential oils.
  3. Gently swirl the jar to combine the liquid ingredients.
  4. Add the pre-cut cotton squares to the jar, pushing down as needed to submerge in the liquid cleaner.
  5. Put the lid on and invert the jar once or twice to coat the rags.
  6. Use for daily surface cleaning as desired!

Essential Oil Cleaning Blends

Antibacterial: 15 drops tea tree, 10 drops lemon, 5 drops orange

Citrus: 6 drops lemon, 6 drops lemon eucalyptus, 6 drops orange, 6 drops lime, 6 drops orange

*Citrus essential oils should not be used on granite countertops.

Floral: 15 drops lavender, 15 drops geranium

Pine: 20 drops pine, 10 drops lemon

Check Out More Natural Cleaning Solutions

Natural Homemade Mop Solution

Hand Sanitizer Spray with Essential Oils

DIY Antibacterial Spray

All Natural Bathroom Freshening Spray

DIY Natural Toilet Bombs (with essential oils)

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