How to Make Clorox Wipes (With Video)

Homemade Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

If you love Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, these Homemade Clorox Wipes are a handy, inexpensive alternative to quickly disinfect that works just as well.

I have seen recipes for Homemade Cleaning Wipes all over the Internet. The one problem I have with most of them is that they use vinegar and tea tree oil. Well, vinegar and tea tree oil do not disinfect properly like you should in a bathroom. I know people swear that these ingredients disinfect and they do disinfect to a certain degree but to say vinegar totally disinfects as well as bleach is not true at all. (Just call your local health department if you don’t believe me.)

Homemade Clorox Wipes

1 cup water
1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
1 tsp. Dawn dish soap (only use Dawn)
2 Tbsp. ammonia (optional)
24 rags – cut into squares. (I cut them to about 4×6 inches but whatever size you have available or whichever size you need will work. I also use old washrags that have seen better days.)

Mix the ingredients and pour over the rags.* Then, when you need to clean your bathroom, use them as you would the disposable Clorox wipes.

The best thing about these homemade wipes is that you can just throw them in the washing machine and use them again! Really! It’s that simple!

*After you make this recipe, you will need to adjust how much of the mixture you pour over your rags. I didn’t have that many rags and they were pretty wet so I just used less of the cleaner.


Update: I have included barcodes for every kind of Clorox below. Based on which Clorox you purchase, you will make your bleach solution with either 1/3 cup OR 1/2 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water. Please note that Clorox splashless bleach does NOT disinfect.

You can make clorox wipes (disposable or reusable) by making the Clorox bleach solution that is designed to kill viruses, specifically COVID-19. All Clorox bottles are labeled specifically. Below are the guidelines for which bleach should be used with which solution.


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