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Clean Your Home With Natural Disinfectants

September 14, 2010

If you want to disinfect various surfaces around your home, consider cleaning with home remedy disinfectants.  Although you can buy commercial disinfectants, they are costly and often contain toxic ingredients that are harmful to people and the environment.  Choose homemade disinfectants to sanitize your home, protect yourself and the environment, and save money. 

Here are some green cleaning recipes for disinfecting your home:  

Recipe #1:  Combine 2 teaspoons borax, 4 tablespoons white vinegar, and 3 cups hot water in a clean, empty spray bottle.  Shake bottle.  Spray.  Let the surface air-dry without rinsing.  If you notice any residue from the cleaning solution, buff the area with a dry cloth. 

This solution can be used on kitchen and bathroom countertops, tile floors, appliances, toilets, bathtubs, and walls.

Recipe #2:  Pour 2 cups hot water, 1 teaspoon borax, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon eucalyptus oil, 1/4 teaspoon lavender oil, and 3 drops of tea tree oil into a medium bowl. Stir with a spoon until the dry ingredients have dissolved completely.

Use a funnel to transfer the mixture to a clean, empty spray bottle. Secure the lid on the bottle, and shake it up.

Spray the mixture onto any surface except glass. Scrub with a dry cloth, then rinse with a damp cloth.

Always test your homemade disinfectant on an inconspicuous area of the surface or item you are cleaning to check for any color changes or damage to the surface.

Label your bottles of disinfectants appropriately.

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