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Im trying to switch all our cleaning supplies to natural/eco products. I usually use clorox disinfectant wipes (I know, bad!) Now, Im at a loss of what to clean the counters with, I am just so used to grabbing for a wipe. What do you use to clean your counters? Do you know of a natural wipe? Thanks.
 

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I have the same problem; I can't let go of the wipes. The only natural ones I've found that disinfect are made by Shaklee and are very expensive. Currently on sale for $7.60 for 35 wipes. <a href="http://www.shaklee.com/00312.html" target="_blank">http://www.shaklee.com/00312.html</a> I haven't tried them yet.
 

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I just use paper towels with vinegar for the countertops....but I'll admit, I still use Clorox wipes for the toilet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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Its tough, I feel like its an addiction. I cant let go of the wipes. And, at costco I get the clorox wipes for 3 large containers for $5, so $7 for 1 container is a lot.
 

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you could just make your own wipes. (like cloth diaper wipes) with an essential oil solution. tto is good for disinfecting i believe.
 

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I use my own wipes for everything now. I just cut up some old receiving blankets (ordinary flannel) into squares and keep a big basket of them on my counter. I use them for washing dishes, cleaning the counters, wiping the floor, whatever. And in the bathroom I have old onesies that I cut up that I use for cleaning the toilet, sink, tub, floor, mirrors, etc. For a thorough cleaning of the bathroom I can easily go through 6+ wipes, but as I'm not throwing them away I don't mind. I much prefer grabbing a clean one for each job.<br><br>
Right now all mine are dry, and I usually wet them simply in a sink with water/dishsoap. But it would be easy to keep them in a container with a homemade solution if you prefer.
 

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I gave up my disinfecting wipes too! I have a big basket full of rags on my counter. I use a spray bottle full of 50% water, 50% Heinz white distilled vinegar. Works great! I use the spray on everything: windows, mirrors, countertops, microwave, refrigerator, door handles, dishwasher, sinks.<br><br>
You can add an essential oil if you can't stand the smell of vinegar. The smell disappears after the vinegar evaporates.<br><br>
A lot of my rags are old clothes cut up, old washcloths, some flannel cloth baby wipes that I hated for DD, and a towel that I cut up and serged the edges. Or you could get some old washcloths at garage sales or thrift stores.
 

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If you're looking for something disposable, Method brand (available at Target, etc) makes a sanitizing wipe that's compostable. Personally, one of the first things I worked on doing was eliminating "waste" so I use 50/50 vinegar/water in a spray bottle & rags to clean.
 

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W/V and a rag!
 
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