DIY Alcohol Hand Wipes

By Noreen Doll.

Make DIY alcohol hand wipes.

DIY Alcohol Hand Wipes - Crafty Journal

Especially during cold and flu season, I  use hand wipes a lot. And they are expensive!

I keep a bag or two of them in my car, and carry a few with me in a ziplock sandwich bag.

Because I use so many, I decided to make my own, and here’s how I do it.

Crafty Journal - DIY Alcohol Hand Wipes


Unscented Baby Wipes

Bottle of Alcohol

Quart Ziplock Bags

How to DIY Alcohol Hand Wipes.

1. Open the baby wipes and remove a stack of the wipes that is about 1 inch thick.

2. Put the wipes in a quart ziplock bag.

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3. In the quart bag, separate the wipes in a couple of places and pour  alcohol in.

Crafty Journal - DIY Alcohol Hand Wipes

I usually use 1/4 to 1/2 cup total on the wipes.

4. After you’ve added the alcohol knead the wipes a little to make sure they are saturated with alcohol.

5. Press the air out of the ziplock bag and seal tightly.

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The DIY alcohol wipes are ready to be used.

© Noreen Doll

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  1. What a great idea, Noreen! TFS!

  2. We are going to Disney this summer and this is a great idea to keep in the small pack I’ll be carrying into the parks. I would love for my family to wash hands before we eat and this would be the ideal solution.

    I think I’m going to cut the wipes in half and use a sandwich bag to make them even more compact since space is limited.

  3. I fold a few up small and keep them in a sandwich bag for when I forget to use one in the car or need one suddenly. I like your idea for cutting them in half – it’s the alcohol that does the job, not the size.


  4. Great idea! I always wish I had one after going to an ATM machine.

  5. quite brilliant! I am somewhat of a germ-a-phobe so I will be doing this asap! Thanks!

  6. What a great idea! I’m definitely going to do this. (tweeting and pinning, too!) Have a lovely day.

  7. Great idea :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays…

  8. What a great and easy DIY “keeping the germ’s away” idea……..making mine right now!
    Thanks!!!!! :)

  9. Brilliant idea!! I am so trying this one out and pinning!

  10. thanks so much these will be very useful with fall sports upcoming

  11. Super simple and easy! I love it. I’m not a huge fan of sticky antibacterial hand sanitizers, but would definitely use these, especially since I’ve got a newborn and we go out pretty often. They’d be great to use on shopping carts and out in public. Thanks so much for sharing, Noreen!

  12. I’m germ-o-phobic, and I can’t touch a shopping cart handle until I’ve cleaned it with an alcohol wipe!

  13. What a great idea! With a 1 year old who loves to get into everything, this will sure come in handy!

  14. I can’t wait to make these, what a great way to save some money! This is a feature today, thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  15. I like how these are thicker/bigger than ones you buy!

  16. These would be perfect for a road trip! Thanks so much for sharing this great idea!

  17. This looks awesome!!!

  18. Thanks for linking -over at Sugar Bee Crafts – you were featured today!

  19. Oh, this is interesting! I’ll have to give it a try this flu season.

  20. Thanks for this! need it, especially with a messy baby!!!

  21. I had no idea you could make your own. How clever!

  22. Amy Perdew says:

    I love the smell of rubbing alcohol. This is a great way to save money and stay sanitized.

  23. What a great thrifty idea! Thanks.


  24. G’day and what a great way to save money too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  25. This is so timely for back to school time. What a great money saver and mommy solution in so many ways!

    Thanks for linking up at The Mommy Club. I shared this over on Facebook with my community and I am giving it a pin!

  26. Such a great and frugal idea! Thanks for sharing it at the Frugal Crafty Home blog hop!

  27. What a great idea!

    Thanks so much for sharing at this week’s Project Inspire{d}!

    Pinning to my party board ~

    Have a lovely weekend and I hope to see you for the next party!

    Mary Beth

  28. What a clever idea! These would come in very handy. I am a co-host at the blog strut and I am pinning this to my DIY board! Thanks for linking up!

  29. This is genius! I’m going to make some of these for our upcoming cruise. I had been planning to bring a little bottle of sanitizer, but hate the thought of using Triclosan, which is in most brands. Thanks! :)

  30. This is such a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing at One More Time Events…Tammy

  31. I love DIY recipes and I need this one for shopping trips. Every time a grab a cart at a big box store I have to switch the germ warning signal off in my brain. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  32. Great idea!

  33. Fantastic tip, and especially for me as I don’t even see alcohol wipes here in Israel! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  34. This is such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Thursday’s Temptation. I am going to be featuring this at tonights link party!

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