So as promised I am keeping you all in the loop about how we are preparing for a Plastic Free July style camping trip and I wanted to share a quick DIY with you. Typically wipes are made from synthetic fibers and doused with fragrance to mask the harsh scent of the sanitizer. Well ditch the chemicals and try this recipe out, it’s a great zero waste option.
These wet wipes are great around the house as well, so don’t relegate them only to camping trips! With just a few ingredients, these bad boys remove the worst picnic table stickiness and ash smears naturally.
Ingredients and Supplies
- 6-10 Rags, cloths or j-cloths
- 1 Medium mason jar with lid or water tight container of your choice large enough to hold said cloths
- 1 1/2 Cups Distilled Water (or boiled/cooled tap water if you’re going to use the ASAP)
- 1/2 Cup White Vinegar
- 2 ounces of rubbing alcohol *optional*
- 6 Drops rops lavender essential oil
- 6 Drops citrus essential oil
- 2 C. Measuring Cup
Since the ingredients are all fairly benign I don’t hesitate to wipe my hands with them to get sticky marshmallow off or dirt from my legs. These wipes are healthy for you and for the environment!
The Mom’s reading this are saying “10 Wipes! I’ll go through 5X that!” In that case don’t hesitate to upsize this recipe. If I needed more of these I would cut my rags or j-cloths in half (and increase the number of them) lay them flat in a 3x5x8 tupperware bin and triple the recipe. I think that would make enough for a large family or a longer trip.