Make Your Own Sanitizer Wipes

Make Your Own Sanitizer Wipes

If you can’t find Lysol wipes or any type of disinfectant, don’t panic. Yes, it’s smart to wipe everything down right now to avoid the coronavirus, but if you can’t find them, you simply can’t. Knowing how to make your own sanitizer wipes will give you some peace of mind.

To Make Your Own Sanitizer Wipes

You’ll need:

  • Rubbing alcohol (70% or higher)
  • Paper towels or old rags
  • An airtight container

Simple Tips to Make Your Own Lysol Wipes and Disinfectant

There are many different things you can do to disinfect your home from COVID-19.

  • Cut a thick roll of paper towels in half and soak in the rubbing alcohol (no need to dilute).
  • Alternately, you can simply wet the paper towel with the rubbing alcohol when you need to clean something.
  • If you can’t find paper towels, clean and cut up old rags to use for the towels.

Things You Should Disinfect During Coronavirus Outbreak

  • Frequently used items, such as your cell phone and car keys.
  • High contact areas (door knobs, light switches, fridge door handle, cabinet knobs).
  • Car steering wheel, handles, gear shift, etc.

Walk through your home and take the same trajectory you would upon entering. Wipe down anything and everything you or someone else may have touched.

I’ve been doing a lot of reading on the virus and most of the way it is transmitted is by touching a surface and then touching your face. This is why they recommend washing your hands frequently. However, it is also occasionally transmitted other ways, so go ahead and wipe down anything and everything.


Our homes are a safe zone right now, or should be. Take the time to disinfect frequently. If you don’t have access to disinfecting wipes, make sanitizer wipes. When you can’t find rubbing alcohol, try diluted bleach. If you can’t find that, try whatever sanitizer you have that kills viruses. Good old soap and water is also one of the best things you can use to kill the virus, so you can always go after surfaces with hot soapy water.

#Stayhome, stay safe, #COVID-19 We are all in this together. 


Crabby Housewife

AuthorCrabby Housewife

Lori is a full-time housewife and writer, living in the Midwest with her husband of 28 years - they have two daughters. They have a house full of pets and her house is never quite perfect.