How Can I Make My Own Disinfecting Wipes?

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After the COVID-19 outbreak began in the United States in 2020, many disinfectant cleaners and wipes disappeared completely from store shelves. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advised everyone to disinfect commonly touched areas in the home as well as areas outside the home that were touched by others, such as shopping cart handles and ATM keypads, triggering panic buying of stockpiles of supplies.

Because of the shortage in disinfecting cleaning supplies, many people started thinking about ways to make their own safe, effective disinfecting wipes. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that it’s never a bad idea to know how to make your own disinfectants, even if it’s a talent you only hope to need in the future for saving money. Here’s what you need to know to make disinfecting wipes at home using only a few materials.