Works for me Wednesday- D.I.Y. Sanitizing Wipes

I am still in love with Huggies Wipes!  Yes, my girls are way past diapers, but I still buy Huggies wipes in bulk and use them in freely and liberally around the house and on the go.

Today I want to show you an easy and inexpensive way to keep sanitizing wipes on hand.

1. Buy Huggies All Natural Wipes. 


2. Wring out excess moisture.

3. Place in refillable hard travel case.  Ours are plain white, like this:


 but you can jazz yours up if you want. Head on over to Kaboodle for this one: 


or for this one:

Cute aren't they?

4. Soak with rubbing Alcohol. I prefer to use 70% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol.

That’s it! It is that easy to make your own sanitizing wipes.

I suggest buying multiple refillable hard travel cases when they are on sale. We keep one in the kitchen, garage and car. 
These wipes are great for cleaning up questionable track-ins in the mud room, wiping down icky flip flops and kids feet, cleaning hands for quick snacks outside or while traveling, stopping chigger and no-seeum bites after working in the yard, or kids running/playing in the grass. 

These D.I.Y. wipes are indispensable at our house. Make some up for you and your family too!

Do you make your own cleaning products? I'd love to see them! Please contact me if you would be interested in guest posting about them here.



  1. You clever girl! I was wondering what you would use them on with isopropol alcohol. Flip flops is a good idea since they can get grimey.

    So you call those nasty biters 'no-see-ums' too! We don't have chiggers though. Does it work as good as After Bite...something that you put on after a mosquito bite and it stops the itch?

  2. I use baby wipes to wipe down everything especially since we still have kiddos in diapers. I never thought of adding alcohol to make them sanitizing wipes. Thanks for the great suggestion!!

  3. Interesting, good idea. I love sanitizing wipes but hate buying the name brand ones ($$$).

  4. Thanks Donna!

    Yep, we call em' no-see-ums here too.

    I've never used After Bite, but I have used these wipes on bites and they seem to stop the initial itchiness!

  5. Hi April,

    I remember those days of diapers and wipes and Cheerios being a constant in my bag.
    I never had more than one child at a time in diapers. I applaud you and all Moms changing multiple back-sides! :-)

    So glad you found this helpful!

  6. Hi Tammy,

    Thanks! I save us a ton by making these wipes myself. :-)

  7. Great Idea Linda! Thanks so much I will be "stealing" this idea! lol

  8. Klafave519,

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting, I appreciate it. And yes, please feel free to "steal" my idea!

    Have a great day!

  9. So handy! How much time does it take to wring them out first?

  10. Thanks Katy,

    It will only take you a couple seconds to grab a handful and wring them out. Most travel containers hold around 16 wipes, but I can squeeze 20 into the one I make up for hubby to put in his truck.

  11. My youngest is four years old, but babby wipes are a must at our home and in the car too. :) Wringing them out and adding rubbing alcohol is a great idea! Thanks for that idea!

    I wonder if you guys can buy biodegradable wipes in the States, because that's what I buy here in South Africa. At our home we try to be as eco friendly as possible.

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  12. Hi Christina,

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting. So glad you found my post helpful.
    I will stop by your poetry site soon!


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