Homemade Hand Sanitizing Wipes
Now that the kids are back in school, it’s time to start thinking about staying healthy! It’s inevitable that germs and colds will spread around the classroom and make their way into your house, but in our family we are sure to stay hydrated and germ-free to prevent any colds. It can be hard when you’re always on the go, but luckily we’ve got Tum-E Yummies as our go-to drink choice for the kids after school and a fun and easy DIY hack for homemade hand sanitizing wipes. Tum-E Yummies are a fun and colorful option for the kids, and I appreciate the inexpensive ingredients for the wipes, so that can be made over and over again throughout the year (take that germs!).
To make DIY Hand Sanitizing Wipes, you will need:
- Dry wipes, body wipes, baby wipes, or even small reusable towels that can be washed.
- Plastic or glass container with a lid (I got this one at a local dollar store)
- 1 cup of hot water
- 2 tablespoons of gel aloe
- 3 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol
- A mixing cup or bowl, and a mixing spoon
Watch how I make homemade hand sanitizing wipes!
- Place your wipes of choice in the container.
- Combine the hot water, aloe, and rubbing alcohol with a spoon until fully combined.
- Pour the mixture over the towels in the container until the towels are fully saturated. If you’re using dry wipes, you might need to double up on the recipe. So easy!
- If the hand sanitizing towels dry out (as they do over time), re-wet them with the same solution. Talk about saving money!
Rubbing alcohol is a highly effective disinfectant. It dries quickly, which makes it a great choice for a DIY hand sanitizer. But, because rubbing alcohol is drying on the skin, adding the aloe will keep your hands soft and moisturized at the same time. Plus, the soothing smell of aloe makes the DIY wipes smell good! We really love the idea of using small cloth towels and washing them for repeated use. So smart!
Click here to download our Homemade Hand Sanitizing Wipes printable:
Use a little double-sided tape to attach the label to your container. Or, use clear packaging tape to attach and “water-proof” the label on your container.
Along with keeping our children’s hands clean and germ free, it’s important to keep their bodies healthy too. We also want our kids to stay hydrated which is why we get Tum-E Yummies for them!
Tum-E Yummies are a great after-school vitamin packed drink for kids. They are an excellent choice for tossing in your ice chest for after school sports. Tum-E Yummies are a non-carbonated, great tasting, fruit flavored water drink. They have 50 calories and 100% daily value of Vitamins C, B6 & B12. My kids love the cool sport cap bottles, colors, and flavor choices. I love that they are getting their vitamins in a drink that is just their size. They taste great and my kids love drinking them!
Add one in your child’s lunchbox or keep them nice and cold in the refrigerator for when the kids come running in the door from school. Let them sip on some while they do their homework! You know they’re going to want to go outside and play as soon as they’re finished, so I think this is this perfect time of day for them to rehydrate.
Keeping your hands clean and having the right vitamins is crucial for fighting off colds and viruses. Surround your kids with things that can help keep them healthy, like hand sanitizer wipes and Tum-E Yummies.
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If you love DIY hacks as much as we do, you’ll probably love our tutorial for re-usable lavender laundry sponges. They smell great and they save you money in the laundry room!
This content is sponsored by Tum-E Yummies.