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DIY: Homemade Cleansing Wipes

Cleansing wipes are extremely convenient and great to have on hand when you are cleaning surfaces.

Most commercial disinfecting wipes are made of harsh chemicals and fragrances which can be unsafe for your family and the environment.

 Take the worry out of your life by making your own cleansing wipes. Making your own wipes is easy, fun, effective, and affordable. You probably already have everything you need in your home, so get going!

 What you need:

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  • 1 roll premium paper towels
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil
  • 3 drops On Guard Protective Blend
  • 3 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons On Guard Foaming Hand Wash
  • An airtight storage container


Cut paper towel in half widthwise with a serrated or electric knife. Use half the roll now, and half later.

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Combine water, fractionated coconut oil, essential oils, and On Guard Foaming Hand Wash in a small bowl.

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Pour the mixture over the paper towels and then cover with the airtight lid letting the mixture absorb for 10 minutes.

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Turn the container over and let sit for another 10 minutes.

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Remove and discard the cardboard middle. Just pull the wipes from the center when you are ready to use.

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 Submitted by Heather Gunnerson, Independent Product Consultant

“I use the sanitizing wipes just like I would use brand name wipes. The difference is, even my kids can wipe door knobs, walls, light switches, etc., and I am not worried about the chemicals.”

This was originally featured in the Spring 2012 dōTERRA Living Magazine.

Essential oils can be purchased online, or from any of our Independent Product Consultants. If you would like to locate a Product Consultant in your area, click here.

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