There’s nothing like pulling out one of these fresh citrus scented homemade cleaning wipes. These are soft, pleasant to smell, and eco-friendly. If you’ve never taken the plunge to make your own homemade cleaners, these wipes are a great way to start. Over the last year I have changed over as many of my housekeeping cleaners to natural and toxic free solutions. I love the difference it makes to use ingredients I can recognize and not to mention the money I save as well.
These homemade cleaning wipes work really well all over the house for wiping down surfaces and sticky residue that gets left behind through my busy house of boys. I especially like them for doing a quick freshening up in the bathroom and the kitchen surfaces. Here is how to make your own citrus wipes.
Citrus Scented Homemade Cleaning Wipes
1 container (a shallow dish-plastic or glass) with a lid works well (large enough to hold a dozen cloths)
12 thin cloths (utility cloths work great- or cut up recycled old t-shirts)
15 drops of lemon essential oil
15 drops of orange essential oil
1 1/2 cups of vinegar (white distilled)
1 1/2 cups of water
2 tablespoons of fragrance and dye free liquid soap (hand or dish soap)
Add the 1 1/2 cups of vinegar (white distilled), 1 1/2 cups of water, and 2 tablespoons of fragrance and dye free liquid soap (hand or dish soap) in a bowl and gently mix. Add the 15 drops of lemon essential oil and the 15 drops of orange essential oil and mix. Add the cloths into the bowl and with hands squish the cloths until all are wet. Gently squeeze the water (not completely) and neatly place the cloths in the plastic container, making sure the cloths are good and damp. Close with the sealable lid. Store at room temperature, pulling out a cloth whenever you need to clean.
Let me know if you give these homemade cleaning wipes a try. I think you’ll love them!
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