Making your own cleaners is fun and it can also be cost-effective. Last month I shared a great Wood Cleaner + Polish recipe. While I don’t make all my own cleaners, I like to have a couple go-to recipes in my cleaning arsenal. I don’t use a disinfectant on every surface, but it’s great in bathrooms and when sickness is running its course through the house. Today I have a easy disinfecting cleaner recipe to share with you. Make it in a pinch, it’s all-natural and better yet, it’s safe to use around your family and pets.
All-Natural Disinfectant Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of white vinegar (vinegar alone has natural germ-killing properties)
- 2 cups of hot water (hot water to dissolve the ingredients properly)
- 1 teaspoon Arm + Hammer Washing soda (not necessary, but I like the extra cleaning kick that it provides to the solution)
- 10-20 drops Melaleuca essential oil (also known as tea tree oil) – this is a natural oil that is notorious for killing germs.
Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle, spray surfaces, let sit for 10 minutes and wipe clean with a cleaning cloth or paper towel.
If you love making your own cleaning products or are looking for some ideas, you’ll love the current series on my blog (it just started this week) – DIY Homemade Cleaners. I’m sharing a free printable recipe page and 9 of my favorite recipes – come check it out!
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