It seems that I am always running out of dish cloths because I am CONSTANTLY cleaning up random messes made by the resident 3 year old. This means that I always have multiple wet rags that never really dry because it is so stinking humid here in the summer. This oogs me out. Too many bugs…too much blech icky grossness in a dish rag…just too much gross for me to have scattered about my kitchen. It was because of this that I set out for a solution. I hit my favorite DIY/Homemade goodies website
Jill always seems to have an answer to what I am looking for. This day held true to that statement. I found her recipe for Homemade REUSABLE Repurposed Cleaning Cloths. Since I had all of these items on hand, I set to making them right away. I AM IN LOVE!
If you use a plain scented castile soap, you can add any essential oil that you like. I had lavender soap so I added a few drops of peppermint and a few drops of rosemary essential oil to the soap and water mixture. I know it sounds like an odd combination, but it smells heavenly. I use the cloths all day every day. When they get gross I just throw them in the washer and then back in my jar of solution. I don’t even throw them through the dryer. What’s the sense of drying something that you are just going to throw immediately into a jar of liquid, right?
These things save so much time and money and you don’t have to worry about chemicals being smeared all over your counters and skin. If you try them please let me know what you think.
** I, personally, would cut back on the soap a bit or beef up the amount of water. It is a little soapy for me, but I just rinsed the cloths a little before I used them. Live and learn J