Homemade Counter Wipes Recipe

Avoid harmful chemical cleaners in your kitchen by making this nontoxic cleaning solution to wipe down your counters after a day of cooking.


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Keep these handy for disinfecting after you’ve washed down your counters in the kitchen. If you wash the cloths after each use instead of returning them directly to the soaking jar, you’ll only need to change out the liquid recipe once every week or two.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 ounce castile soap
  • 7 to 9 drops essential oil (optional)
  • Pint jar
  • 2 to 3 (6-by-6-inch) squares
  • cotton fabric

Directions:

  1. Brew a strong thyme tea by combining thyme leaves with boiling distilled water. Cover and allow tea to completely cool. Strain, then compost strained thyme leaves.
  2. To the strained tea, add castile soap and any essential oil you wish.
  3. Pour tea mix into pint jar.
  4. Fold fabric squares and immerse them in the tea.
  5. Add a lid to the jar and store on the counter until needed.

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Dawn Combs is an ethnobotanist and herbalist. She is the formulator at Mockingbird Meadows and chief soda jerk at her family’s unique storefront apothecary, Soda Pharm. She’s also the author of Sweet Remedies: Healing Herbal HoneysHeal Local, and Conceiving Healthy Babies.



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