Homemade Wipes Recipe

Homemade wipes…safe and chemical free!

You may wonder why I make homemade wipes, but have you ever wondered what’s really in your cleaning products? If you already know, that’s great, but if you don’t, I hope you’ll take some time to go to ewg.org to look them up and see if you’re comfortable. I became uncomfortable with these toxic products a few years ago and we switched to natural cleaning methods. One of my favorite ways to clean naturally is to keep homemade wipes around for quick clean ups, door handles, light switches and remotes when we’re trying to keep everyone well.

Warnings without ingredients…seriously?

After years of overusing store-bought cleaners, I had an awakening! I am not sure exactly how or when I realized that cleaning wipes, abrasive powder cleaners, foaming cleaners, shower cleaners, pretty much ALL cleaners are filled with toxic chemicals. So toxic in fact, that if you read the label, it usually has instructions to open a window or use in a space of 5,200 square feet (that would be one nice bathroom!). There are also emergency instructions in the event it is swallowed or gets on your skin. I never paid much attention to these warnings because I had seen them all my life. I was used to them!

When I started reading about how these chemicals can break down your immune system, cause major respiratory issues, disrupt the endocrine system and are even linked to the thing we fear most, something had to change. And, but the way, I was infuriated when I learned that old laws protect these companies and they do not have to put the ingredients on their products. Seriously?!! It was one of my first realizations that it’s up to me and my husband to protect our daughters; we cannot assume that because it is sold on a shelf it is safe. Sadly, it’s usually not.

Making the switch is easy…

Okay, enough of my rant! Rather than complain and be angry, I set to work learning how I could clean my house more naturally. I do not miss the chemical cleaners at all. My house is just as clean as before and we all feel better for it. Baking soda and vinegar have become my friend, but I know I wouldn’t be able to clean as effectively without Thieves Household Cleaner. It’s 100% plant based; includes powerhouse essential oils like Clove, Cinnamon, Lemon, Eucalyptus Radiata and Rosemary; and it works! All you germaphobe mamas out there, I was just like you once and believe me, this stuff works! And the best part is, you can use it around your kids. Even they can use it and you don’t have to worry about their skin absorbing something harmful.

Homemade Wipes Recipe

All you need to make the best homemade wipes ever:

  • One gallon glass storage jar
  • Paper towel roll, halved (or tightly rolled washcloths)
  • 2 teaspoons Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 2 cups of water

How to Make Homemade Wipes

Here’s a 2 minute video where I show how to make them and give some great storage tips.

Thieves Household Cleaner lasts a very long time because it’s concentrated. If you’re interested in ordering or learning more, click here, where you can order a bottle at retail price or you can become a wholesale member with a Thieves Starter Kit or a Premium Starter Kit and save 24% on everything you order from Young Living (including your Thieves Household Cleaner).

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Wishing you a happier and healthier cleaning experience!

Disclaimer: *The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.


Unique Teacher Gifts

Useful & Affordable Teacher Christmas Gift Ideas

As an educator and a mother of elementary school-age daughters, I know that it is customary to give a small holiday or Christmas gift to your child’s teacher each year. Over the years I have seen so many creative teacher gifts, but I have never seen a Young Living gift. This year I am planning to gift my daughters’ teachers some Young Living love and I thought I’d share a few ideas with you! These gifts are affordable, useful, unique and I can very nearly guarantee that your child’s teacher will appreciate any of these ideas! Add a nice holiday box of tissue or roll of paper towels and you have a useful and meaningful gift!

Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier

I carry one of these handy little purifiers with me everywhere I go and both of my daughters have them in their desks at school. What I love most about Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier is that is doesn’t dry my hands out and it smells wonderful. A three pack of these for your child’s teacher gift would be very welcome, I am sure!

Homemade Desk Cleaner with Essential Oils!

Homemade gifts for teachers are always a hit and you can’t go wrong with a lovely blue glass bottle filled with 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup white vinegar and add a nice aroma with 24 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil (so cheap to make too!). You can give this gift on its own with a nice roll of paper towels or to make it even better, throw in the bottle of lemon essential oil so the teacher can re-make the spray. This is a nice way to limit chemical exposure for the children during the week because they can use the desk spray instead of chemical wipes. Glass bottles are $1.15 from www.abundanthealth4u.com (buy several and mix up some more gifts).

Thieves® Spray

Thieves® Spray is wonderful for door handles, desk tops, computer mice and any surface that needs cleansing to protect from dust, mold, and undesirable microorganisms.* This small bottle is very concentrated and would be the perfect addition to your child’s teacher’s desk, purse or briefcase. At just $9 this is a very affordable and nice teacher gift option!

Visit my Order Oils page to view ordering options. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about ordering.

homemade gifts for teachers



Disclaimer: *The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. The statements, products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please read the full disclaimer here.