Make your own hand wipes using this simple strategy of moistening paper towels with a rubbing alcohol mixture.
1/2cup91% Isopropyl Alcohol*See notes for 70% alcohol
Sheets ofSelect-a-Size Paper Toweling
Rectangular container with a lid
Mix the alcohol, distilled water, and glycerin in a measuring cup.
Fold the sheets of paper toweling into thirds and place in the container.
Lightly moisten the paper toweling with the alcohol mixture. I found the best way to do this was to pick up the stack of paper toweling and turn it on its side, and then slowly pour the alcohol on the edges, and here and there inside the stack. You want the paper toweling to be just moist and damp (not dripping or soaking). You may not need to use all of the alcohol mixture. There should be enough alcohol mixture to lightly moisten about 25 pieces of toweling.
Once the pieces in the container are moistened to your satisfaction, close the lid on the container.
To use: Take a wipe from the container and lightly wipe hands.
If you are using 70% alcohol, omit the distilled water in the mixture to keep the alcohol content a little higher.If you do not have distilled water you can substitute boiled water that has been cooled.If you do not have glycerin, possible substitute ingredients could be aloe gel, vitamin E oil, or fractionated coconut oil.If you have leftover alcohol mixture, you can save it in a jar for a future batch or to re-moisten the wipes if they dry out.