I love the convenience of pre-made wipes. They have helped me sweep away an infinite number of messes with ease over the years; even before I had babies. But, once I had babies, I suddenly had two problems with my favorite store-bought wipes. First of all, they were expensive to buy again and again and secondly, the ingredients were too harsh to be around the new, sensitive noses in my home. Now that my children have grown into toddlers, we have even more reasons to use wipes and they are so willing to help me in all my cleaning endeavors. I decided that we needed a reusable, natural solution for our wipes and now I am excited to share that with you.
We make these wipes all the time. I give them as gifts, I stash them in my car before road trips, I even share them with the neighbors. There are so many times that these wipes have come in handy, that I love recreating this simple project over and over again with my children.
The materials are simple. Reuse a jar and upcycle a teeshirt or other cloth. I use Thieves from Young Living for my concentrated cleaning supply and rely on water for the rest of the work. I’ll share how to put it all together in just a few simple steps. The next time you need a rainy day activity, ask the kids to help assemble these useful household wipe jars and you won’t regret it!
- Thieves Household Cleaner
Cut the tshirt into a simple shape for wipes. I find that rectangles, about 6 inches by 8 inches work best.
Add ¼ capful of thieves oil to the jar. Just that small amount will do the trick. It has the best smell and is an all-natural option for cleaning. If you want to use these wipes for baby bottoms, try tea tree oil mixed with water. Fill about 1/3 of the jar with water, then shake to combine.
Stuff the wipes in the jar one by one. When they are all inside, turn the jar over to soak all the wipes.
Voila! It’s that simple to make your own effective cleaning wipes. Now you’ll be prepped and ready to tackle the next mess. There are so many amazing uses for Essential Oils in the home. I am a distributor for Young Living Essential Oils and I would love to share my tips with you anytime! Email me to set up a phone call or one:to:one meeting if you live in the area.
If you loved this post, check out what the rest of my friends whipped up with their Essential Oils. You’ve got an early start on the Holiday, so make the most of the time to DIY special gifts for your loved ones.
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