Thursday, April 12, 2012
Homemade Kitchen Wipes
It's so darn handy to grab a wipe, clean of a counter and pitch it. I don't always have a lot of time *ahem* in my life, so my solution had to be quick and easy. Finally, and completely out of nowhere, it came to me: here's my solution.
You will need:
A container in which to keep wipes (must be leakproof and it's great if it has a flip top lid)
Rags (or old baby washcloths, in my case)
1/2 cup liquid castille soap (I like peppermint Dr. Bronner's)
2-3 cups water
Essential oils for fragrance, if preferred (hel-lo lemon!)
Tea tree oil for disinfecting properties, if preferred
Combine all liquid ingredients in the container, starting with 2 cups of water. Mix well. (This is also when you should add several drops of essential oil, if you're using it. Tea tree oil is a natural disinfectant, so if that's important to you then use some, although it has a strong smell. Sniff first.)
Because my bathroom is right next to my kitchen, I've been throwing the used rags into my laundry bin right there. If you don't have a bathroom handy you could always keep a small pail next to your waste basket to take to the laundry room when you get the chance.
May I just mention that I am in love, love, love with the scent combination of peppermint and lemon? My house smells so fresh and clean. I even use these in the bathroom when I'm doing my swish and swipes and I stick the dirty wipes in the diaper pail (I figure if they clean the toilet seat, they belong with the diaper laundry). Pepperminty, lemony clean just makes me so happy.
Doesn't it feel (and smell) good to clean green?