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.
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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.