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I use a Folger's plastic coffee can for my container. It's the perfect size! To use: fill with cold water and 1/4 cup white vinegar and let sit overnight, this removes the coffee smell.
These are great when traveling with kids or at the grocery stores to wipe off the handle of your cart. Fold paper towels or napkins and put them into a wipe container. Use 1 1/2 cup of warm water, add 1 Tbsp. of coconut oil, and 1 tsp. of alcohol. Add 3 drops of lavender oil if you like. Then mix well and pour the mixture into the container of napkins to saturate them. Makes 2 containers.These are very handy.
By coville123 from Brockville, Ontario
For inexpensive all purpose skin wipes, I fill plastic reusable baby wipe containers or (other plastic containers with lids) with a mixture of distilled water and a few drops of baby body wash. I then add a few paper towels or napkins to the mixture and place the containers in convenient places throughout my home. It works well in older children's bedrooms for pencil markings or sneaky snack messes. It works wonders on preschoolers and baby messes. And is handy in the kitchen for quick clean up or in between hand washes. The entire solution is a fraction of the cost of name brand wipes and I control the size of the towelets.
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Does anyone know if I could use Lysol laundry sanitizer to make disinfectant wipes? If so how much and what other ingredients? Any other ideas are appreciated.
I am not clear on your question. You want to use this product for other its intended purpose of laundry?
If you have questions about the product, here is the company's contact info: 1-800-228-4722.
I would call them and be very clear what you need and ask for their guidance.
This is not the time to be mixing and matching chemicals. I know there are shortages of things and things are bad, but safety first!!! And I say that with all due respect. I would be so afraid of taking any guidance I hear on this on social media. Too much incorrect and downright dangerous info floating around with all of the germs.
I am guessing there will be a long wait time if you call, which is why you are probably coming to social media for answers, but I would hold for their answer.
If you do this, please share what they tell you so we all can learn from it.
Personally, in a time of crisis, there are many things I will take from social media, but things with chemicals and cleaning...NO!!
That is just me!! Whatever you decide, please be safe!
If you are talking about disinfectant wipes for cleaning surfaces then CDC states that Lysol is an approved cleaner - in and of itself.
Lysol is not a cleaner to use for making hand sanitizer wipes.
"Disinfectant for cleaning surfaces:
Disinfecting wipes (Clorox, Lysol, or store brand will do)
Disinfectant spray (Purell, Clorox, Lysol, all make sprays that will work)
Here is the link about Lysol as well as other information.
Scroll about half way down to find this information:
Here is information approved by CDC and you can make your own hand sanitizer even if you do not have all of the best recommended ingredients or the high content alcohol.
"Mix 12 fluid ounces of alcohol with 2 teaspoons of glycerol. You can buy jugs of glycerol online, and it's an important ingredient because it keeps the alcohol from drying out your hands. If you can't find glycerol, proceed with the rest of the recipe anyway and just remember to moisturize your hands after applying the sanitizer.
Mix in 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide, then 3 fluid ounces of distilled or boiled (then cooled) water.
(If you're working with a lower-concentration solution of rubbing alcohol, use far less water; remember, at least ¾ of your final mixture has to be alcohol.)"
Washing hands is always recommended first.
Does anyone have a recipie on how to make Antibacterial "Wet Ones"?
Glenda from River Falls, WI
I don't know how much the supplies would cost to make your own antibacterial wipes but your time is worth something too! I buy a container of them at Wal-Mart (Equate brand) and they last a long time. I keep one in my mini van at all times and not just to use on the kids. Also you can buy some of that hand sanitizer for cheap. I bought a small bottle at Wal-Mart for .50 and it's a very handy size to carry in my purse.
My sister-in-law uses them for her daughter. She cuts a paper towel in half and then makes a solution of aloe vera gel, tea tree oil drops, lavender oil drops and water. She soaks the towels in the solution in a container, and as long as you keep a lid on, they should stay moist.
I think this was all good info because I have a gr 8 science project and this stuff helped a lot. Thank you. It did work for me and I really liked that.
This is a page about turning baby wipes into sanitizing wipes. Normal baby wipes do not have sanitizing ingredients. Adding alcohol to your container of baby wipes, turns them into sanitizing wipes.
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|Does anyone know how to make your own sanitizing or antibacterial wipes??|
Thanks in Advance,
|Make Your Own Sanitizing Wipes?||07/28/2004|
|I used the inexpensive brand of baby wipes at BJ's and add 1 cup of water that one teaspoon of tea tree oil has been added and mixed and let the wipes absorb the the water.|
|Make Your Own Sanitizing Wipes?||07/29/2004|
|Cut a roll of paper towels in half (serrated Knife works well) so it looks like two toilet tissue rolls.|
Into a liquid tight container. big enough to hold the cut roll of towels (old baby wipe container or regular plastic-ware.)
1 cup water
I wouldn't use this on the baby as I do not know what it could do to sensitive skin it is related to eucalyptus. Put smooth side of roll down into the liquid, leave to 15 minutes, flip over so smooth side is up, cardboard core should lift right out of the center. I throw out the first towel as it has glue on it.
For the second Roll get another container
1 cup water pour
Soak towels flip..now leave in bathroom for a quick clean-up.
Don't confuse the two. LABEL YOUR CONTAINERS!
Alcohol is used in sanitizing products, I have not tried this with paper towels.
|Make Your Own Sanitizing Wipes?||01/15/2005|
|I use alcohol, paper towels and an empty baby wipe container. I have never had trouble with anyone getting sick at my in home day care.|
|By johnsonya (Guest Post)|