How to Make your own Disinfecting Wipes

How to make disinfectant wipes

Today, I want to share with you a simple and inexpensive way to make your own homemade NATURAL disinfecting wipes that kill 99.9% of germs on the spot and keeps germs away for up to 3 days {unlike comparable chemical based brands that kill germs within about 10 minutes and only last up to 1 day}.

This is what you will need:

  • A large plastic container that will fit a roll of paper towels
  • A roll of paper towels, doesn’t have to be a full roll
  • Basic G concentrate
Now let me show you the steps on how to put these 3 items together to create your own homemade disinfectant wipes….
Step 1:

Fill empty container with water {about ¼-1/2 of the way full}

Step 2:
Add ¼ tsp of Basic G to water

Step 3:
Remove cardboard insert in paper towels and cut the end of the paper towel roll if needed to make sure it will fit inside your container.

Step 4:
Insert paper towels into container and shake for a few minutes to make sure all paper towels get saturated with Basic G mixture. Add a little more water if needed.

There you have it!! Your own homemade natural disinfectant wipes! I love my new wipes and I decided to begin making them myself because I use them A LOT! I clean up my bathroom counter every morning with these wipes and they go quickly. Now I can make my own and use them in the car, bathroom, kitchen, cleaning up quick messes, and using them when I am out and about…especially on cart handles at the grocery store!
One bottle of BasicG will make 64 gallons of product when mixed with water! So these wipes would cost only PENNIES to make!!! Plus, Basic G is SAFE, biodegradable, and kills 99.9% of household germs without making us sick from the chemicals other cleaners use!

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"Hi I'm Anna! Welcome to Ask Anna where I love to answer your household questions! I have always loved to clean, organize and decorate and this blog is a fun way for me to help you love it too! I am a busy mom of a beautiful little girl and I'm married to the love of my life. Together we fill our days with projects , laughter and love. I serve an incredible God and overall I'd say I'm truly blessed!"

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  1. elainejoyce says:

    This is sorta what I do. Instead of paper towels and Basic G, I use cut up rags and vinegar. I wonder if my way kills the germs as well.

  2. Jennifer- that looks great! How do you cut the paper towels? I have all the supplies that you showed here, too – so I’m going to try this :)

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  3. Hi Anna:

    I found you via Pinterest. What’s in Basic G? I don’t live in the US and was wondering if I can find a similar sort of product here (instead of shipping half way around the world).


  4. Thanks for sharing your method! I just received my Basic G in the mail after using Basic H for several months and I was wondering if it would be possible to create my own disinfecting wipes and found your blog right away! I just bought the Get Clean Starter kit and have a container of wipes to use up, but will try this when they run out.

  5. Not sure if you know this (I didn’t until last month), but any product labeled as a “sanitizer” kills at least 99.9% of bacteria, while anything labeled a disinfectant has to kill bacteria *and viruses* (like flu/H1N1, rotavirus, and more). If a product doesn’t kill viruses, it can’t be called a disinfectant. (I also learned that “germs” = viruses, in the legal world of cleaning products.)

    • just checked the Basic G blurb, and it does disinfect. :)

      “Bacteria, fungi, and viruses can wreak havoc on your family’s health and safety. Used as directed, Basic-G tackles over 40 of these pesky microbes, including several animal viruses. That makes it an excellent choice for use in the kitchen, bathroom, or pet area. In addition to being economical – one quart makes up to 64 gallons – it’s also EPA registered.”