Homemade Natural Disinfectant Wipes

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For the past couple of years we have been making our own disinfectant wipes and absolutely love them.  So today, I thought I’d share with you a simple and inexpensive way to make your own homemade natural disinfectant wipes that kill 99.9% of germs on the spot and keeps germs away for up to 3 days. {these wipes are free of toxic chemicals that can be harmful to you, your children, pets, etc.}

These wipes are particularly helpful for quick cleanups throughout your home, for the car, your diaper bag, workshop areas, classrooms, food prep areas, bathrooms, and anywhere else you want to kill germs.
You’ll love that even your kiddos can help you clean because the ingredients are safe, natural, and not harmful to touch.


Container {the one I used holds about 35 wipes and contents when made is a little over 9 oz}
1 roll of paper towels {Kirkland brand from Costco or Bounty select-a-size work best}
1/2 cup purified or distilled water

I used an empty Basic G wipe container I had on hand but you could use any container that is similar to shape and size as the one above.


Step 1:

Fill empty container with 1/2 cup water

Step 2:

Add ¼ tsp of Basic G to water

Step 3:

Pull out about 35 sheets of paper towels from your paper towel roll but make sure to leave them all connected. After removing them from the main roll, roll them back up and cut off the end if needed so that it will fit into your container.

Step 4:

Insert paper towels into container, put on the lid, and set upside down for about five minutes to make sure all paper towels get saturated with Basic G mixture.


Note: You can also use a full roll of paper towels for your wipes. Here is a quick tutorial and measurements for this size.



Container- you can use a rubbermaid container from the grocery store like this….

Rubbermain storage container


1 roll of paper towel {again Kirkland brand from Costco or Bounty select-a-size work best}

2 cups of purified or distilled water

1 tsp. Basic G concentrate 



Fill container with water and add in 1 tsp. Basic G. Next, cut your paper towel roll in half using a sharp knife. Place your paper towel roll into your container, put the lid on, and turn upside down and let sit for about 5 minutes. Once the time is up, remove the cardboard from the inner part of your paper towel roll {it will be easier to do this when the towels are wet}. Pull out the start of a new paper towel {now disinfectant wipe} and have it ready for your first use!


There you have it!! Your own homemade natural disinfectant wipes!


You can throw some of these wipes into a ziplock bag to take with you on travel or even to make space saving in car, diaper bag, etc.
These wipes will last about 1-2 weeks per container. This ends up saving a lot of money in the long run and is much safer to use than Clorox wipes or expensive “green” cleaning wipes.

One bottle of BasicG costs $17.30 {member price} and will make 64 gallons of product when mixed with water! So these wipes would cost only PENNIES to make LITERALLY!!! Plus, Basic G is SAFE, biodegradable, and kills 99.9% of household germs without making us sick from the chemicals other cleaners use!


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  1. says

    Ah! I received my Shaklee order on Friday and making wipes was my first order or business! I go through them like crazy too. Where were you when I was scouring the web for the water:basicG ratio a few days ago? :) Mine worked out nonetheless and I LOVE them! I added some Basic H to mine for some hard cleaning power and well, I’m a little “cleaning lady acting like a cat lady” crazy over them. Glad to have found your blog through House of Grace.

  2. says

    Are these still biodegradable since they are homemade?? Or is it Basic G it’s self that makes it biodegradable. Just wondering. Really going to try this though!

    • says

      Heather, Basic G is the natural biodegradable material and although paper towels are not 100% easily biodegradable by themselves, I did do some research and found that if they are placed in newspaper in a compost pile…worms will eat the matter and help to decompose it. That could help or you could try placing them in your recycle with the newspaper and see if your recycle company will take them.

      I hope yours turn out great!

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