Turn Baby Wipes Into Sanitizing Wipes

May 6, 2009

Woman Pulling up Baby Wipe from ContainerI was worried that hand sanitizer alone would not clean our hands well enough so I invented my own sanitizing wipes. I buy a container of baby wipes and open them and pour in 1/2 bottle of alcohol. I pour most on top and some in-between the wipes. I keep it in the car so every time we get in the car after shopping we can clean our hands very easily. Our hands feel very clean and germ free.


By SUSAN PRINCE from Oakland, TN

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Yes, this does work! In fact I love the way alcohol refreshes & renews dried-up wipes after they've sat to long in an opened container! I use these alcohol-wipes to clean & wipe down things in our booth at the Saturday Market fairs where I sell things. These wipes also make great on-the-go cleaning & sanitizing wipes for when you travel or go camping. Use them to help sanitize public toilets before you put the paper covers on. When you travel with kids these alcohol-wipes are great to clean up sticky car messes & wipe off dirty hands. I like to clean my steering wheel with them & I also use them to wipe off my armpits when I'm camping or when it's really hot in my car & I'm away from water.

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Hand sanitizer recipes call for 60% alcohol to be effective so I imagine that you should use higher strength isopropyl like 91 or 99% to offset whatever in in the Wet Ones. Try maybe a cup or so? They probably should be extra saturated to be effective.


Keep in mind that this will dry out your skin as the alcohol is very harsh compared to Wet Wipes. I would recommend using these only when traveling as washing your hands with soap and water is the most effective way to kill germs.

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March 17, 20201 found this helpful
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I know these posts are a bit dated, but in light of today's pandemic it is important that we have the facts. Vinegar is, in fact, a disinfectant. There is no evidence that it is strong enough to kill the new strains of viruses. My opinion is rubbing alcohol in the right mixture is a safer bet.

Please do your own research to get the latest and best information because opinions are not facts. We are all exasperated by the increase of disinformation these days, so it is understandable why a rude response was posted.

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March 21, 20201 found this helpful
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Vinegar is NOT effective against Covid 19. For DIY sanitizer use 70% or higher alcohol. 2/3 cup alcohol to 1/3 cup aloe vera gel. Or straight 70%+ alcohol.


4 teaspoons of bleach to a quart of water works as well. Be careful of some surfaces. Spray on and leave for 10 minutes before wiping if cleaning up after a sick person.

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