Make your own swiffer wet pads using 11"x11" cleaning rags. Only 3 simple ingredients!
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DIY Swiffer Wet Pads

Save money and avoid chemicals by making your own Swiffer wet pads. 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cleaning, homemade diy
Cuisine: Cleaners
Keyword: cleaning
Servings: 12 Pads
Author: Karrie


  • 4 cups distilled water
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 10-14 drops of pure essential oil
  • 12 11”x11” clean rags
  • an empty Swiffer pad container or a 2 gallon Ziploc bag


  • Pour the distilled water and vinegar into the empty container or Ziploc bag. Add your essential oil. I choose lemon essential oil because of its de-greasing properties.
  • Next, place your clean rags in, one at a time into the container. They should soak up most of the solution between all of them. I've found the "11 x 11" cleaning rags are the perfect size, and because their edges are already sewn, they’ll last through lots of cycles in the washer.
  • Store with the lid on, or if using the ziploc bag, with the top zipped.
  • To use, attach a rag to your Swiffer mop, just like you would the other wet pads. Make sure the rag is pulled taught. And by all means, feel free to flip the rag over and use the other side.