Organic Cleaning Wipe Options

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Organic cleaning wipes are the way to go if you love the ease of cleaning wipes, but don't like adding toxins to your home environment. Organic wipes contain none of the chemicals and toxins of conventional wipes and yet are usually just as effective. There are several commercial brands available, and it's also fairly simple to make your own wipes using organic ingredients.

Where to Buy Organic Wipes

Organic wipes can be found at almost any natural foods store such as Whole Foods. You can also find them at many conventional grocers and online. Some brands of organic cleaning wipes are:

  • Seventh Generation Organic Wipes - These disinfecting cleaning wipes are not only 100% organic, they kill 99.9% of bacteria and harmful germs using thyme essential oil.
  • Shaklee Organic Cleaner - Shaklee has disinfecting cleaning wipes that are biodegradable as well as nontoxic. These wipes are a generous size, recyclable, and can be used on a variety of surfaces from marble to mirrors.
  • GreenShield Organics - These wipes can handle numerous types of dirt and microbes in almost any room of your home.
  • EO Sanitizing Wipes - Made with organic lavender, these wipes can be used for cleaning your hands as well as dirty kitchen counters.

Recipes for Organic Wipes

You can easily make your own wipes for cleaning for much less than you can buy commercial wipes. You can either use paper towels in the cleaning solution or, for an even more eco-friendly alternative, use washcloths. The washcloths can be washed after use and then reused.

You will need:

  • Paper towel or washcloths
  • A container with a lid
  • Cleaning solution of choice (recipes follow)

Just place the paper towel or washcloths in the container and cover with the cleaning solution. Place the lid on tightly and allow the mixture to soak overnight. This allows the paper towel to soak up the cleaning solution. Use as you would use any cleaning wipes.

Basic Cleaning Solution

  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups white vinegar
  • 2 or 3 drops organic dish soap

Disinfectant Cleaning Solution

  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups white vinegar
  • 2 drops organic dish soap
  • 10 drops tea tree oil

Glass Cleaner

  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup rubbing alcohol
  • ¼ cup white vinegar

All Natural or Organic Cleaners?

Remember that there is a difference between organic and all natural. Few, if any, cleaning products will be 100% organic. You will want to look for terms like:

  • All natural
  • Non-toxic
  • Eco-friendly

Read labels carefully and be sure that you understand what you are getting. Look for botanical extracts and ingredients you recognize. Most importantly, buy products from companies that you know and trust.

Organic Cleaning Wipe Options