Make Your Own Sanitizing Wipes for the Gym, the House, the Office, or the Classroom!

Who doesn't love the convenience of a sanitizing wipe? You just pull one out, wipe the surface you want to clean, and toss it out. No laundering rags, no spraying cleaners and waiting for them to soak in and work their magic... The only problem is that they often contain such harsh, toxic chemicals and many of us don't want to expose our families to them - plus, they're not so great for our planet either. Today, we're teaching you how to make your own natural wipes in less than 5 minutes!

What You're Going to Need:
  • an empty wipes container (or a tupperware-style container)
  • a roll of paper towels
  • distilled water
  • liquid castile soap
  • our organic Lemon essential oil
  • a knife
How to Make Your Wipes:
  1. If you're using a tube-shaped container, stand your paper towel roll up next to it. You're going to want to use your knife to cut your paper towel roll down so it's a little shorter than your container.
  2. If you're using a square/rectangular-shaped tupperware container, I've found that the easiest way to make the wipes is to separate the paper towels and fold them in half or in quarters, making a stack of folded paper towels ready to be added to the container.
  3. Add your paper towels to the container you've chosen.
  4. Add 1 TBSP of castile soap to a small bowl. Mix in 15 drops of your Lemon essential oil (you could also use Tea Tree or our Good Samaritan blend).
  5. Stir in 1/2-1 cup of water.
  6. Pour your water/soap/essential oil mixture over your paper towels, trying to evenly disperse the mixture throughout the container. Pour just until you have an even, light saturation through the towels. We want our towels moist, but without a puddle of extra liquid at the bottom of the container.
  7. At this point, if you used a tube container, you can remove the cardboard towel roll tube from your roll of paper towels.
  8. Seal up your containers and enjoy!
I like to keep a sandwich-sized tupperware container of folded wipes in my gym bag. This makes it super easy to pull a wipe out so I can sanitize the equipment (or my yoga mat) before/after using it. For at-home use, I prefer to use the tube container, as I can usually store more wipes in it and it makes cleaning up super quick!


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