March 31
Cleaning Wipes

Cleaning Wipes

If you know me, follow me on social media, or go through my DIY cleaning posts, you will know that I make my own cleaning products.

Cleaning wipes are fantastic to even make when you have friends and family over and want a quick wipe down.  They are great when your kids start to help to clean around the home.  Perfect for picnics, travelling in the car, cleaning the car, or even when your shopping for the trolley!

I do have a recipe for paper towel wipes for personal use, so if prefer paper towel then use that.  I however hate the wastage of paper towel and prefer to reserve paper towel for the toilet only.

With the scarcity of cleaning products at the moment, I thought I would share with you how I make my own re-usable cleaning wipes.

You can use an array of pure essential oils to supercharge the efficacy of wipes.  Just make sure you use pure essential oils that contain anti-microbial/viral, anti-bacterial, antiseptic properties.

dōTERRA essential oils that are great for DIY cleaning:

  • Arborvitae
  • Clove
  • Eucalyptus
  • Grapefruit
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Lime
  • Litsea
  • OnGuard
  • Oregano (use in small quantities as it’s strong smelling)
  • Patchouli
  • Peppermint
  • Petitgrain
  • Rosemary
  • Spearmint
  • Tea Tree (aka Melaleuca)
  • Thyme (use in small quantiies as it’s strong smelling)
  • Wild Orange


I have a range of drops of essential oils to use.  If your not experienced with essential oils, then I suggest to start with 10 drops, but if your more experienced love the aroma of your essential oils then keep adding til you hit the right aroma.  I’ve never used more than 30 drops.  I do find that quite strong but the house smells amazing!

If you don’t yet have essential oils start your journey now and join me and my team.  If you already have your wholesale customer account, then I hope your stocking up with your essential oils for cleaning your next order.

Other products I use in this recipe:

  • I buy my cleaning wipes in a 50-pack roll from Kmart for $2, or you can use an old shirt or sheets.  Many years ago my mum cut up unused baby flannel blankets and sheets that we no longer needed and overlocked them for me to use as wipes.
  • I love using the 1.8 Litre Korken Glass Jars from Ikea.  I pop the used jars into a cute plastic basket I got from Daiso that sits on my laundry bench, then I pop them into a stocking/lingerie bag to wash them, then air dry them on the clothesline in the sun (they take minutes to dry).
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