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DIY: Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

The Clorox company has already announced that there will be global shortage of Clorox Wipes until next year, prompting some consumers to DIY: Clorox disinfecting wipes. If you are one of those living in the area where there is little to no supply of the said wipes, or its alternatives, and plan to DIY the wipes yourself, check out our step-by-step guide below:

What you need for your DIY: Clorox disinfecting wipes

  • Kitchen roll / Tissue roll
  • Used wipes container or zip lock bag
  • 2 Spoonful Clorox bleach
  • Water
  • Cutter/Knife
  • Rubber Gloves
  • (Optional) Fabric conditioner / Essential Oil

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Some notes on the materials:

  • Get the kitchen roll tissue paper that is 2-ply or 3-ply because single ply will break easily – we got ours at a local Japan store.
  • If you happen to have thrown away your old wipes tube/container, you can use a zip lock bag instead or any container that can make it air tight. Chlorine diffuses in time and making your DIY: Clorox disinfecting wipes ineffective.
  • Steak knives make cutting tissue rolls easier.
  • If you don’t like the smell of chlorine, add fabric conditioner or essential oils, but never alcohol or alcohol based perfumes.

Step 1

Measure your tissue roll and cut it. Make sure to have half inch allowance at the bottom and and inch allowance at the top. If you are using a regular tissue roll, you can skip this step. After cutting it, do not place it in just yet. Set it aside for a moment.

Step 2

Add water in your container. The volume actually may differ depending on the size of your kitchen towel or tissue roll. You can start off with just a cup and check later if your wipes are just moist enough and not too damp. Too much water will make your wipes break easily.

Step 3

Add 2 spoonful of clorox bleach and a spoonful of your favorite fabric conditioner (or a couple drops of your favorite essential oil). It may seem too much based on recommended dillution, but you are mixing this with water and as we mentioned above, Cholorine diffuses in the air, so your chlorine cocktail will not be as potent as it was, a week from now.

Step 4

Mix all liquid evenly inside your container. This will ensure that the chlorine and scents will be distributed evenly throughout the kitchen roll when you place it in.

Step 5

Place the kitchen roll inside the container and cover it. Let it sit and absorb the mixture. This may take some time (5-10 minutes) depending on how much tissue you placed inside.

Step 6

After checking if your wipes are already moist up to the top, remove the spine or cardboard in the middle of the roll. The moisture will help loosen it and even give you the tongue of your wipes (piece of tissue that will help you pull wipes in the future). You can leave it be if you are using a ziplock bag.

Step 7

You now have your DIY: Clorox Disinfecting Wipes ready to use. Make sure to keep it covered and air tight, keep it in a cool, dry space and away from sunlight.

Bonus! Best uses of Clorox wipes

1. Removing grimes and tile stains fast – use a couple of wipes and place it over hard to remove grimes and stains in your bathroom tiles and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Remove and brush lightly.

2. Polishing bathroom fixtures and kitchen faucets – place a couple of wipes over fixtures, faucets, kitchen sink drains and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Remove, scrub with sponge a little and rinse.

3. Restore chopping board – spread a clorox wipe on the chopping board, let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Scrub a little and rinse.

4. Make cut flowers last longer in a vase – wrap clorox wipes at the end of the stems of your flowers, place them in the vase and add water. This will prevent grime from forming at the bottom. No need to change water daily and keeps your flowers fresh longer.

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