DIY Multipurpose Cleaning Wipes
I love convenience products, especially the ones that save time, and make the life of busy humans so much easier. For many years my convenience product of choice, was my all purpose disinfecting wipes. You know the one’s I am talking about?? They are able to be used to clean your bathroom, kitchen, children’s toys, or any dirty thing.
I have shared a little of my daughters health story here on the blog, but the cliffs notes version is that in 2014 she was diagnosed with Reactive Lung Disease. This diagnoses came after 15 years of chronic illness. On the day we were given that bombshell, her doctor advised us to take a hard look at the household cleaners, candles, air fresheners, perfumes, and all scent producing products that we used in our home. He was the first person who ever made me question store bought cleaners.
The cleaners were here to help, right?
The companies that produce the cleaners had to get approval to put it on my store’s shelves? right?
If the cleaners were completely safe for me and my family, why was my doctor bringing it to my attention?
After I left his office that day, I went home and reached for my beloved disinfecting wipes, turned the container over until I found the ingredient list, taking the first ingredient on the list, I did an internet search.
“The dangers of alkyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chloride”
My search brought me to a fabulous resource, a website called www.scorecard.goodguide.com, which allows you to type in any chemical or cleaner by name into a search engine. The results of that search broke down the hazard ranking and the human health hazards. I was destroyed when I saw the results as they showed across my screen.
I didn’t understand how it was possible that the very thing I was depending on to keep my children well, was quite possibly making them sick. The main ingredient used in my prized disinfecting wipes, was known to hold a risk for respiratory toxicity. As if that wouldn’t be hard to swallow all by itself, the list continued; gastrointestinal toxicity, immunotoxicant, neurotoxicant, and had the potential to cause severe acne and a long list of skin issues. My magic cleaning wipes were quite possibly taxing their immune systems, causing their asthma and allergies to be off the charts, even slowing down their brain function, and increasing anxiety and depression in my babies.
That was all I needed to see! I was done with being a blind consumer. Part of me still wished that I could put my head in the sand and pretend that this wasn’t something I needed to be concerned with, but the fact of the matter is that I couldn’t unsee the evidence on my screen.
We are living in a world with an epidemic health crisis. Adults and children, struggling with serious mental and medical conditions, and my children were among the victims. In fact these magic disinfecting wipes are on every school’s supply list. We need to share the truth that there is a better way. Better in both cost and health.
I now make my own magic cleaning wipes, thanks to Thieves Household Cleaner. If you aren’t familiar with this product, I hope that you will be very soon. Thieves Household Cleaner is an all-purpose, concentrated cleaner formulated with 100 percent plant- and mineral-based ingredients. It is biodegradable and complies with EPA standards. (To read more about it click here)
To make the cleaning wipes, I first start by cutting a roll of paper towel in half using a serrated knife. (this is the hardest part of the whole project) Once armed with your storage container, measure out 1 1/2 cups of water and 1/4 cup of Thieves Household Cleaner,and pour into the bottom of your container. Place your paper towel over the liquid. Apply a gentle pressure to the paper towel to be able to firmly close your container. Flip the container over and let sit for 10 minutes, pull out the cardboard center, and you are ready to clean. You will love how easy they are to make and how economical it is for your family.
You can order Thieves Household Cleaner right from our Purchase Young Living Tab on the menu bar or contact me today to help you kick those cleaners to the curb.