There are lots of things we only need a little of to go a long way.
Be Safe. Be Well. Be Kind.
The COVID-19 pandemic will forever change the way we think about germs and viruses. The CDC tells us to wash your hands often, avoid close contact, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Soak iT Up Cloths are Eco-friendly are Bleach Safe!
The CDC suggests this DIY cleaning solution:
- 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per gallon of water
- 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
Check out this recipe for eco-friendly DIY handy wipes.
The most important ingredient to making handy wipes sanitary is rubbing alcohol. To prevent your hands from getting too dry or irritated from the rubbing alcohol, you can add a moisturizing ingredient like essential oils, aloe, or tea tree oil. As long as the solution you mix contains 60% rubbing alcohol you’ll have effective sanitizing wipes.
Rubbing alcohol is a highly effective disinfectant and dries quickly, which makes it a great choice for DIY handy wipes. Soak iT Up Cloths allows you to reuse and remake wipes for months because they can be washed and put in the microwave to sterilize. So smart!
Thick, strong, compostable Soak iT Up Cloths work great because they won’t fall apart like paper towels and are environmentally friendly.
The CDC says alcohol (both isopropyl and ethyl) are most effective against bacteria, viruses, and fungi when alcohol makes up at least 60-90% of a solution.
These easy, disinfecting, homemade wipes are perfect for on-the-go cleaning. With just three simple ingredients, you’ll save time and money and promote a happy environment.
Here's What You Will Need:
- Soak iT Up Cloths (we used 3 with measurements below)
- ¾ cup high-proof ethyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol*
- ¼ cup distilled or filtered water
- 40 drops favorite essential oil or aloe
- Plastic or glass container for mixing
- Reusable resealable waterproof bag
*NOTE: You can make this solution to fit any size container, as long as the end solution (with all combined ingredients) is at least 60% alcohol. If you drop below 60%, the effectiveness drops dramatically.
- If Soak iT Up Cloths are new, rinse with warm water, squeeze excess water and put in the microwave for 1-4 minutes to dry. (Depending on microwave) Or let air dry.
- Combine rubbing alcohol, water, and oil or aloe in a flat container.
- Place dry Soak iT Up Cloths in the container until they are fully saturated.
- Once saturated, squeeze to distribute liquid and place in resealable waterproof bag.
- Take with you to clean hands, doorknobs, steering wheels, shopping carts, sports equipment, you name it!
- If the hand sanitizing soak it up cloths dry out (as they do overtime), rinse cloths, put in microwave to sterilize again and re-wet with the same solution.