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DIY Disinfecting Wipes (Natural & Reusable)

These homemade disinfecting wipes clean and sanitize hands and household surfaces without chemicals. Made with vodka, castile soap and essential oils instead of harsh antibacterial agents. No isopropyl alcohol! Eco-friendly, reusable and non-toxic.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Green Cleaning, Green Living
Cuisine: DIY Products
Servings: 1 batch
Author: Kim @ A Life Adjacent





  • Pour the vodka into your sterilized mason jar.
    Homemade DIY disinfecting wipes made with vodka
  • Add the essential oils which will combine easily with the alcohol. Shake vigorously to combine.
    Homemade cleaning wipes with essential oils
  • Add your soap and then gently swirl it into the mixture. Please note, shaking will cause the castile soap to sud.
    DIY cleaning wipes with castile soap
  • Roll your cloths as shown in the photo and place them in the mason jar.
    Homemade reusable cleaning wipes
  • Replace the lid and again swirl gently so the cloths become soaked with the liquid.
  • Store your sanitizing wipes with the lid tightly secured in a cool, dark place such as under the kitchen or bathroom sink.


Your DIY sanitizing wipes should last approximately 3-4 weeks if stored correctly.
We do not recommend storing products with high concentrations of essential oils in plastic bottles or containers. We use glass storage containers for all of our DIY products with essential oils, as essential oils are extremely potent and can leach toxins from plastic containers.
Please consult with your health care provider about using essential oils, especially if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, have allergies, or have small children in your home. Certain essential oils such as rosemary, clove and eucalyptus are contradicted for use during pregnancy. As well, certain essential oils such as rosemary, peppermint, oregano and eucalyptus should be avoided, or used with caution around children under 10.