GIY Housecleaning Wipes with Dr. Bronner’s (Video)

When my kids were super young, every day was made up of a million tiny tasks, none of which I could ever remember when anyone asked that simple but awful question, “What did you do today?”

“Uh, well, I kept everyone alive?”  No small task, some days.

Any little scrap of a timesaver was life blood.  I am convinced that whomever invented housecleaning wipes was a mother, or at least lived with one.

The likelihood that I can find both a cloth and the correct cleaner at the same moment that they’re actually needed is very, very low.  And by the time I have laid my hands on both, the initial mess has probably exploded.

All that to say, having the cloth and cleaner in the same container is such a beautiful thing.

Here’s the super simple recipe:

For Reusable Wipes: an old t-shirt or two cut into wipe-sized squares
For Disposable Wipes: a paper towel roll cut in half (an electric knife works best)
A Glass or Plastic container

1 1/2 c. filtered, distilled, or boiled then cooled water
1 tbsp. Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap or 1/2 tbsp. Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds
1/4 tsp. (20 drops) tea tree essential oil

Put the wipes in your container.  Mix up the solution ingredients and pour it over the wipes.  Let them sit for 20 minutes or so to soak up all the liquid.

Now they’re good to go!

These have a shelf-life of 1 to 2 weeks, so make up as many as you’d use in the period of time.

8 thoughts on “GIY Housecleaning Wipes with Dr. Bronner’s (Video)

  1. thanks for the tip the kids are all grown but the husband is still here and some days it’s like the kids never left can’t wait to try this

  2. I may be the biggest Dr. Bronner’s fan on the planet!
    Thank you for this recipe! I have a quart spray bottle with water and 1 tablespoon of Salsuds and it is my kitchen countertop cleaner ….. it is my everything cleaner and I absolutely love it! No more spray and wash store bought product that is harmful to the environment and the people who made it. I use SalSuds in a spray bottle for everything…. toilet bowls… car wash….
    My motto is buy fair trade it is only fair 🙂 I have a box in the backseat of my car filled with spiritual gifts and Dr. Bronner’s products. As a nurse I have constant opportunity to educate patients and their families about fair trade and what they are applying dermally to their body which is one of the many ways to medicate oneself for the good or the bad.
    I call myself a disciple of fair trade:)
    There are other brands that are fair trade but there is no company in the cosmos that has the heart and the spirit of Dr. Bronner’s.

    Shabbat shalom!

    • Thank you for all the kind words, Linda! It’s great to hear that you’re in sync with what is near to our heart as well.

  3. Wow. These wipes sound great Lisa. I will be trying it in the morning. So glad the Sal Suds is back in circulation, I’ve been busy cleaning Mum’s today.

  4. IF this was made with the Tea Tree Castile liquid soap, is the 1/4 tsp tea tree eo still required?

    • Hi Rachel – They’d still work well without it. It just gives a little extra anti-bad stuff boost.

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