Skip Nav
Bedrooms
The 8-Step Guide to Power Cleaning Your Bedroom in 1 Hour
Home Life
Never Iron Again! 6 Ways to Have Wrinkle-Free Clothes Without Ironing
Life Hacks
6 Things to Do When You Can't Get to Sleep
David Jones Autumn Winter 2017
The New Fashion Collection That Will Make You Wish For Winter Now

DIY Natural Cleaning Wipes

Make Your Own: Homemade Cleaning Wipes and Canister

When there's a mess, instead of reaching for expensive cleaning wipes, make your own for less than a dollar. With the help of vinegar and liquid dish soap, your counters will sparkle without the use of harsh chemicals. And you'll love how this easy DIY can be made over and over with the help of a repurposed coffee canister. Made from all-natural ingredients that power through any mess, adding a few sprinkles of your favourite essential oil personalises these eco-friendly cleaning wipes.

What You'll Need:

  • 500g instant coffee canister with plastic lid
  • Paper towel roll
  • Sharp knife
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap
  • 10 drops essential oil (optional)
  • Spray paint (optional)
  • Needle
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. After picking up the ingredients for these homemade wipes, they cost just about nothing to make, which means you can have a can of wipes in every room of your home. Vinegar does an amazing job of cleaning up messes while naturally whisking away germs, preventing mould, and killing bacteria. And you can use your favourite dish soap or make your own.

  1. Repurposing an old coffee can for this DIY is a fun way to create a container that can be used over and over again. Either leave the can as is, or give it a quick coat of spray paint, inside and out, for a fun look and to keep the inside of the can from rusting.

  1. To create the cleaning wipes, cut the paper towels in half using a sharp serrated knife, and squish them into the painted can. And using eco-friendly paper towels makes this DIY even greener.

  1. Mix together the vinegar, dish soap, rubbing alcohol, and water in a small bowl. You can add several drops of essential oil to the wipes, which personalises the cleaner and boosts its antibacterial powers.

  1. Slowly pour the liquid over the paper towels. Once they're saturated, carefully remove the cardboard center, and pull a paper towel from the middle.

  1. Press a craft needle through the center of the plastic lid several times, and then fit the scissors through to cut a circle from the center, around one half-inch in diameter.

  1. Now feed the paper towel through the hole in the plastic lid, and secure it to the painted coffee can. Not only are these wipes great at cleaning and disinfecting your home, but they also look seriously cute adorning counter tops. Simply add a few drops of water to the canister as needed to keep wipes moist.

For more fun DIYs, check out our list of homemade cleaning products!

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff
Around The Web
More From POPSUGAR
Join The Conversation
Homemade Wood-Floor Cleaner
Homemade Laundry Booster
Homemade Dryer Sheets
How to Make Soft Scrub
Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Homemade Reusable Floor Wipes
DIY Eco Laundry Bombs
DIY Pots and Pans Cleaner
Dry DIY Carpet Cleaner
Homemade Carpet Cleaner

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Smart Living
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds