Homemade Kitchen & Bathroom Cleaning Wipes {with essential oil}

I love the feeling of a clean home, but cleaning is not something I like to do.

So I like to make it as simple and fast to clean as I can.

That’s where these essential oil cleaning wipes come in.

They clean and disinfect with just a quick wipe.

And I feel so much better about using these around my family than the store-bought kind because these are all natural and toxin free.

 

They’re made with a few common ingredients, and it only takes about 2 minutes to whip up a batch.

Then once they’re made, it’s super convenient to just reach into the jar and pull out a wipe.

They’re so handy and effective! Here are just a few of the ways I use them:

  • clean up spills and messes on kitchen counters
  • give the handle of a shopping cart a quick wipe to keep it germ free
  • use it to clean car’s interior (test on an inconspicuous spot first)
  • clean and shine kitchen sink
  • get rid of mold and mildew in bathroom
  • wipe out microwave
  • disinfect toilets
  • sanitize doorknobs, remote controls, and light switches
  • clean up streaks on refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens

 

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Easy all-natural essential oil cleaning wipes for kitchen counters, shopping carts, sinks, mold & mildew, bathrooms, stainless steel & more. all natural and toxic way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize. made with lemon essential oil, tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. #essentialoilrecipe #essentialoilcleaning #essentialoilDIY

 

What you need to make these DIY kitchen & bath cleaning wipes

distilled water OR filtered water that’s been boiled and cooled

white vinegar

unscented liquid Castile soap – you can find this at Target, Sprouts, natural food stores, and some grocery stores.  I get it online here.

tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)

lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)

eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus radiate)

select-a-size paper towels (find online here) OR disposable guest towels (find online here)

large glass jar – you can find at Walmart, Target, some hardware stores, and Bed Bath & Beyond.  Find it online here.

click here for free printable jar label

 

Easy all-natural essential oil cleaning wipes for kitchen counters, shopping carts, sinks, mold & mildew, bathrooms, stainless steel & more. all natural and toxic way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize. made with lemon essential oil, tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. #essentialoilrecipe #essentialoilcleaning #essentialoilDIY

 

After you make these kitchen & bathroom cleaning wipes, check out these other favorite essential oil cleaning recipes:

 

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How to make homemade kitchen & bath cleaning wipes

click here to get a free printable of the recipe and jar label

step 1:  add 3/4 cup distilled water to glass canister (click here for the glass jar I used)

note:  you can substitute boiled and cooled filtered water for the distilled water

note:  you can use certain types of plastic containers instead of the glass jar if you’d like.  Look at the bottom of your plastic canister to make sure that it is either PET plastic #1 or HDPE plastic #2.  Those types of plastic are considered safe to use with diluted essential oils.

Easy all-natural essential oil cleaning wipes for kitchen counters, shopping carts, sinks, mold & mildew, bathrooms, stainless steel & more. all natural and toxic way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize. made with lemon essential oil, tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. #essentialoilrecipe #essentialoilcleaning #essentialoilDIY

 

step 2:  add 1/4 cup white vinegar

Easy all-natural essential oil cleaning wipes for kitchen counters, shopping carts, sinks, mold & mildew, bathrooms, stainless steel & more. all natural and toxic way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize. made with lemon essential oil, tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. #essentialoilrecipe #essentialoilcleaning #essentialoilDIY

 

step 3:  add 1/2 teaspoon unscented liquid Castile soap (click here to get it online)

Easy all-natural essential oil cleaning wipes for kitchen counters, shopping carts, sinks, mold & mildew, bathrooms, stainless steel & more. all natural and toxic way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize. made with lemon essential oil, tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. #essentialoilrecipe #essentialoilcleaning #essentialoilDIY

 

step 4:  add 30 drops of essential oils

I used these:

10 drops tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)

10 drops lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)

10 drops eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus radiate)

Easy all-natural essential oil cleaning wipes for kitchen counters, shopping carts, sinks, mold & mildew, bathrooms, stainless steel & more. all natural and toxic way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize. made with lemon essential oil, tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. #essentialoilrecipe #essentialoilcleaning #essentialoilDIY

 

step 5:  gently stir everything together

note: try to not stir it too briskly so that the Castile soap doesn’t bubble up too much

Easy all-natural essential oil cleaning wipes for kitchen counters, shopping carts, sinks, mold & mildew, bathrooms, stainless steel & more. all natural and toxic way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize. made with lemon essential oil, tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. #essentialoilrecipe #essentialoilcleaning #essentialoilDIY

 

step 6:  get your paper towels or disposal guest towels ready

I used 30 select-a-size paper towels (like these), and I folded them in half to make them easier to pull out of the jar.

Alternatively, you can use premium paper dinner napkins or disposable guest towels (like these).

You just want to be sure to use a sturdy, thick paper product so it will hold up to sitting in the cleaning solution and scrubbing as you clean.

Easy all-natural essential oil cleaning wipes for kitchen counters, shopping carts, sinks, mold & mildew, bathrooms, stainless steel & more. all natural and toxic way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize. made with lemon essential oil, tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. #essentialoilrecipe #essentialoilcleaning #essentialoilDIY

 

step 7:  roll up the paper towels, then put them in the glass jar so that they sit in the cleaning solution.  Gently twist the paper towels around a little in the jar so that the cleaning solution is swirled around them on the bottom.

Easy all-natural essential oil cleaning wipes for kitchen counters, shopping carts, sinks, mold & mildew, bathrooms, stainless steel & more. all natural and toxic way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize. made with lemon essential oil, tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. #essentialoilrecipe #essentialoilcleaning #essentialoilDIY

Easy all-natural essential oil cleaning wipes for kitchen counters, shopping carts, sinks, mold & mildew, bathrooms, stainless steel & more. all natural and toxic way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize. made with lemon essential oil, tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. #essentialoilrecipe #essentialoilcleaning #essentialoilDIY

 

step 8:  Put on the lid.  The cleaning solution will work its way up the paper towels on its own.  And before long the paper towels will be completely saturated in the cleaning solution.

Easy all-natural essential oil cleaning wipes for kitchen counters, shopping carts, sinks, mold & mildew, bathrooms, stainless steel & more. all natural and toxic way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize. made with lemon essential oil, tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. #essentialoilrecipe #essentialoilcleaning #essentialoilDIY

 

step 9 (optional):  click here for a free printable label for your cleaning wipes

You can print this label on full sheet label paper, or you can print on plain printer paper and adhere to jar using either a glue stick or packing tape.

Easy all-natural essential oil cleaning wipes for kitchen counters, shopping carts, sinks, mold & mildew, bathrooms, stainless steel & more. all natural and toxic way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize. made with lemon essential oil, tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. #essentialoilrecipe #essentialoilcleaning #essentialoilDIY

 

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Here’s the kitchen & bathroom cleaning wipes recipe one more time

click here to get a free printable of the recipe and jar label

1) add the following to a glass canister (click here for the glass jar I used)

  • 3/4 cup distilled water  or substitute with boiled and cooled filtered water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon unscented liquid Castile soap (click here to get it online)
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)
  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus radiate)

2) gently stir everything together

note: try to not stir it too briskly so that the Castile soap doesn’t bubble up too much

3) get your paper towels or disposal guest towels ready

I used 30 select-a-size paper towels (like these), and I folded them in half to make them easier to pull out of the jar.

Alternatively, you can use premium paper dinner napkins or disposable guest towels (like these).

You just want to be sure to use a sturdy, thick paper product so it will hold up to sitting in the cleaning solution and scrubbing as you clean.

4) roll up the paper towels, then put them in the glass jar so that they sit in the cleaning solution.  Gently twist the paper towels around a little in the jar so that the cleaning solution is swirled around them on the bottom.

5) put on the lid

The cleaning solution will work its way up the paper towels on its own.  And before long the paper towels will be completely saturated in the cleaning solution.

6) click here for a free printable label for your cleaning wipes

You can print this label on full sheet label paper, or you can print on plain printer paper and adhere to jar using either a glue stick or packing tape.

 

Easy all-natural essential oil cleaning wipes for kitchen counters, shopping carts, sinks, mold & mildew, bathrooms, stainless steel & more. all natural and toxic way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize. made with lemon essential oil, tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. #essentialoilrecipe #essentialoilcleaning #essentialoilDIY

 

How to use essential oil cleaning wipes

These wipes are useful for cleaning so many different surfaces:

  • clean up spills and messes on kitchen counters
  • give the handle of your shopping cart a quick wipe to keep it germ free
  • use it to clean your car’s interior (test in an inconspicuous spot first)
  • clean and shine your kitchen sink
  • get rid of mold and mildew in your bathroom – wipe down surface and make sure it stays wet for several minutes.  let it dry naturally.  repeat this once or twice a week and you’ll notice that mold and mildew have been banished from your bathroom.
  • wipe out your microwave
  • disinfect your toilets
  • sanitize doorknobs, remote controls, and light switches
  • clean up streaks on refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens

 

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here are a few other essential oil posts that I think you’ll like:

DIY Trash Can Deodorizer Tabs – no more stinky trash cans

Homemade Lysol Disinfecting Spray Cleaner {with essential oils} 

Streak-Free Window & Mirror Glass Cleaner

How to Make Natural Dishwasher Detergent Tabs

Homemade Dish Soap with Essential Oils

DIY Soft Scrub Cleaner with Essential Oils

8 DIY Recipes for Cleaning with Lemon Essential Oil

Homemade Poo-Pourri (No.2 “Before You Go” Toilet Spray)

 

click here to get a free printable of the recipe and jar label

Easy all-natural essential oil cleaning wipes for kitchen counters, shopping carts, sinks, mold & mildew, bathrooms, stainless steel & more. all natural and toxic way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize. made with lemon essential oil, tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. #essentialoilrecipe #essentialoilcleaning #essentialoilDIY

 

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Easy all-natural essential oil cleaning wipes for kitchen counters, shopping carts, sinks, mold & mildew, bathrooms, stainless steel & more. all natural and toxic way to clean, disinfect, and sanitize. made with lemon essential oil, tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil, and eucalyptus essential oil. #essentialoilrecipe #essentialoilcleaning #essentialoilDIY

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