Homemade Disinfectant Wipes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cut your paper towel roll through the middle with a serrated knife.
  2. Flip them over and stick into a jar or previous Lysol/Clorox wipes box.
  3. Mix the water, rubbing alcohol, and dawn dish soap.
  4. Pour around the edges of the paper towel roll. Let it soak in for 2 minutes.
  5. Pull the middle paper towel roll out and throw away. Now you can pull from the middle.
  6. Store in a closed container with a lid.

Spray


Ingredients for Natural Disinfectant Spray

1 – 4 oz glass spray bottle or trigger spray bottle

70% + Isopropyl Alcohol or 140 proof or higher Vodka

10 drops of hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide was effective with a concentration of 0.5% and an incubation time of 1 min.

30 drops of essential oils (any one you like.)


Here are some good ones:

Tea Tree / Melaleuca – Antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral.

Lavender – Antifungal, antihistamine, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic

Orange – Antiseptic

Cinnamon -Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral

Clove – Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, antiviral, disinfectant

Eucalyptus – Antibacterial, anti-infectious, antiviral

Lavender – Antifungal, anti-infectious, antiseptic

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Everything Ends

Everything must come to an end.

No matter how much work has been done.

No matter how much time has been given.

Everything must come to an end.

Sadness envelopes me as it ends.

A chapter of my life, which has gotten me through so many challenging times.

All of my work is gone in an instant.

Friendships, stories, development gone.

Where do we go from here, and how do I overcome this crushing defeat?

All things end, but I wish they didn’t have to.

To Keep a Promise

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To Keep a Promise

A promise is something sweet,

A caring gesture of friendship and love.

Sincere thoughts and a heartfelt vow,

A pledge of honor and faith.

When promises brake and friendships shattered,

You blackened your heart with lies.

How far do you go to recapture that trust?

What will you do to regain that love?

The vow and the faith you once had,

Why do you keep your promise when others do not?

Should you mend something that’s broken?

How do you fix the friendship all in ruins,

A trust that is a dilapidated mess?

How far will you go to keep a promise of a friendship long gone?

Penny

I look at you, and I see Penny.

I hug you and imagine it’s her.

I know this is wrong, but I miss her so much.

I know she would want me to love another dog.

I know she wants me to adopt more and love more.

It’s not fair to you to compare you to her.  

My Penny is gone and my Harper is here. 

I am sorry my dear, I love you too.

Saying goodbye is always so hard.

My Little Baby

Zelda

I sit here looking through old photos, toys, and memories.

I look at you as you grew, and I think,

Where did my baby go?

My little girl, so grown up with a mind of her own.


I miss the days of snuggles and rocking you to sleep. 

I miss your giggles and your nonsense words.


I can’t stop you from growing, 

and I can’t stop you from getting hurt,

but mommy will be here no matter what.

Loving you and snuggling you,

just like I did when you were my little baby. 


You will always be my little baby girl.

If You Were Here…

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If You Were Here…

I just need to talk to someone.

There is no place safe to talk.

Who won’t judge and won’t be hurt by what I say.

I know if you were here, I could talk to you.

I know I would be talking to you now,

And so many other times before.

If you were here.

I need someone to talk to,

A safe place where there is no blame.

A place where I can be honest and 

A place where you won’t be hurt.

A place where I can say whatever I need,

And you will just listen

And no one will be hurt.

I need you, your voice, and your wisdom. 

If you were here.

The darkness pours over my soul

The darkness pours over my soul

The darkness pours over my soul

As endless waves rush in.

The rising of the tide pulls me in further. 

Pulling my heart and filling it with dread. 

I found myself caught in the tide, while my body struggles to be free.

The darkness shrouds my existence, and soon I am gasping for air. 

The dark waters pulling me down, filling my lungs with regret and despair.

I reach out trying to break the surface, but the darkness is always there. 

Pulling me back, pulling me down to the depths, I plummet. 

The pressure keeps me down, night after night, day after day,

I can’t see the light, the darkness is all I know.