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Make an Endless Supply of Cleaning Wipes for Your Kitchen Using Essential Oils

Good Friday morning, Moppers! It’s been a rainy and wet week in our neck of the woods, but that didn’t stop us from having a good one nonetheless, and hopefully your week went off without a hitch as well. Just keep your head down, focus, and the weekend will be here before you know it.

Recently we’ve been experimenting with a lot of DIY projects around the home, but we’ve come across one in particular that we wanted to share with you today, because…well, we feel it could help everyone keep things a little neater around the kitchen, and help cut back on germs.

What’s this miracle product, you ask?

It’s not a miracle, and it’s not a product. At least not one you buy, but rather one you make yourself, and will have an endless supply of for years to come.

So without further hesitation, here’s how to make some cleaning wipes that you will never, ever, run out of.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2 tablespoons of Castile soap
  • 10 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 1 old t-shirt
  • 1 large mason jar
  • 1 pair of scissors

Step 1: Cut

First off, you want to grab an old, clean t-shirt that you’re not using anymore. Plain colors work best, but you can use whatever is laying around. It doesn’t even have to be a t-shirt. It could be an old pair of pajama bottoms, so long as it’s soft material.

From there, use your scissors to cut your t-shirt into small, rag-sized cloths. How big or small depends on your preference, it’s totally up to you, but we like to keep ours about the size of a regular dishcloth.

Step 2: Mix

Next, grab your mason jar, and pour the water, Castile soap, and lemon essential oil inside, screw the lid on, and give everything a good shake so it gets nice and mixed together.

Step 3: Soak

Once you’ve mixed your solution, grab your cut up t-shirt rags, and place them all inside the jar. Put the lid back on, and turn it upside down a few times to make sure the liquid inside is soaking all that material. Let it sit for an hour or so, just to be sure that they get nice and soaked.

These cleaning wipes are great in the kitchen for cleaning up spills, or for just wiping down your counters at night before bed. The soap works to clean the area, while the lemon essential oil left behind will help to disinfect your countertops, thus cutting back on the amount of germs found in your kitchen.

You can take out the wipes one by one, and when you’ve used one, toss it in the laundry to be washed, and then when you’ve cycled through all the wipes in the jar, you can mix a fresh batch of cleaning solution, and reinsert them in there to be soaked. This way, you’ll always have a supply of wipes on hand, and never have to buy any at the store ever again.

That’s pretty amazing, right?

That’s all for this time, Moppers. We hope you enjoyed today’s DIY tip, and we’ll chat with you again next week. Until then, stay safe…and stay clean!

 

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