Cleaning wipes are so convenient, but many brands use chemicals that are irritating to the skin and respiratory system. In fact, the Environmental Working Group tested over 400 general cleaning products and gave over half of them a failing grade for toxicity! One popular product with ‘Green’ in its brand name received a high concern warning for causing cancer! Other failing brands used ammonium which is a respiratory irritant and almost all the brands contained synthetic fragrance ingredients which are often linked to hormone disruption. That doesn’t sound very ‘clean’ now does it?!
This all-natural recipe will clean your surfaces without leaving any harmful residues behind. Plus, it’s easy to make and you can either compost your napkins for a super-convenient option or you can go extra green and re-use rags.
You are going to love cleaning up with these non-toxic Cleaning Wipes – it makes cleaning such a breeze!
The acidity of the vinegar helps to disinfect, neutralize odours and create a streak-free shine. Most soaps are alkaline, meaning that when we mix them with vinegar, the effectiveness of both ingredients is reduced. But this recipe uses Sal Suds which is a detergent, not a soap. The detergent will help to remove grease and lift away stubborn stains. The anti-microbial essential oils will add a beautiful natural fragrance to freshen spaces and also boost germ-fighting power. I can hear you cheering from afar, mamas!
*These are bleached without chlorine and strong enough to not fall apart when used. Alternatively, you can cut square rags out of old cotton sheets or clothing
**A square food storage container works well
***Distilled water extends the shelf-life. However, if you will use these wipes within 2 weeks, you can use tap water instead
****Dr. Bronners makes this product. While it contains SLS, the form they use is not contaminated with carcinogens and is formulated to be non-irritating to the skin
Note: Vinegar should not be used on stone or granite countertops. Simply omit the vinegar and use diluted Sal Suds and essential oils instead.
Do you use all natural cleaning products in your home? What are some of your favourite products?