Using Lysol to Make Disinfecting Wipes?

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.


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March 22, 20200 found this helpful
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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!

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March 22, 20200 found this helpful
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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)
Isopropyl alcohol
Hydrogen peroxide"

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.

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March 22, 20201 found this helpful

This is a terrible idea to tell you the truth. There are so many sites right now that tell you the truth about making disinfecting wipes at home. They do recommend that if you just scrub your hand with good old soap and water you are killing more germs and bacteria than making one of these disinfecting wipes yourself at home. Please read this before you go further.

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March 22, 20200 found this helpful

I would not use laundry sanitizer in hand sanitizer.You need to use 99 percent rubbing alcohol. It could get into your eyes,or your mouth.

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March 22, 20200 found this helpful

Here is a recipe online for sanitizer/disinfecting spray -

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March 24, 20200 found this helpful

this is a bad idea because Lysol is so hazardous and is a dangerous chemical. It is as bad an idea as using an all-bleach sanitizer


many hand sanitizers exist, one good one uses alcohol and aloe vera gel

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