Have you ever noticed that most disinfecting sprays are full of harmful chemicals?
If you want to be more environmentally conscious, but still need a product to clean your surfaces, why not make one yourself?
This DIY approach will have your home or office smelling fresh and feeling sanitized.
Plus, these tips are also approved by our professional disinfecting team from Shah Alam so you can rest easy knowing the solutions you make are highly effective.
Learn how in this blog post!
How to Make Disinfectant With Bleach
If you want to skip out on harsh chemicals and go for a natural disinfecting solution that is not only safe but also highly effective then you should go for bleach.
Bleach contains a lot of chlorine that is toxic to most bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Diluting bleach with water reduces its ability to kill microbes but it will still take care of 99% of them.
To make your own disinfecting solution all you have to do is:
- Take your bleach and pour it into a container
- Fill it up with 1 cup water and mix the solution together
- Apply it to the area you wish to disinfect and let stand for about 20 minutes.
- Once the surface has dried, you may apply essential oil to eliminate the strong smell of bleach.
This solution is safe to use on surfaces such as countertops, floors, and bathroom surfaces.
When using bleach, be sure you wear a face mask so you don’t inhale the fumes.
Vinegar as a Disinfectant Spray
Do you happen to have a bottle of vinegar just lying around the kitchen? If so, then you’ll surely be surprised to know that this is a great natural disinfectant!
Vinegar contains acetic acid which is a naturally occurring sanitizer. So not only does it have great health benefits, but also has amazing disinfectant abilities!
Germs and bacteria which can make you and your loved ones sick can easily be eliminated with a combination of water and vinegar.
Try using this easy recipe to make your own disinfectant spray:
Fill a 16-ounce spray bottle with one cup of white distilled vinegar, add four tablespoons each of lemon juice & water (filtered).
Fill the remaining space in the bottle up with filtered or tap water and shake well.
Apply the solution on surfaces where you suspect the growth of bacteria, germs, and mold.
Let the solution dwell for at least one minute before wiping it off with a clean cloth or paper towel.
Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda Disinfectant
Hydrogen Peroxide is commonly used to treat and clean wounds. But did you know that this wonderful product can also be utilized to disinfect?
If you mix together Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, you’ll end up with a disinfecting solution that is perfect for your home.
This is a great and natural way to disinfect countertops, tables, floors, or any other surface that you wish!
The mixture kills 99% of the bacteria in less than 30 seconds. For best results make sure that the Hydrogen peroxide doesn’t dry out while waiting to be used.
Hydrogen peroxide contains oxygen, which is a powerful disinfectant. Baking soda helps to create the fizzing reaction that can kill bacteria on contact.
The mixture should be made with three parts hydrogen peroxide and one part baking soda for best results! You will know it’s ready when you see bubbles forming in the container.
To make this solution just simply take your Hydrogen Peroxide and pour it into a bowl. Then add some baking soda. The baking soda will start to create the fizzing reaction, and that’s when you know it is ready!
Now put some of this mixture on your countertops or where ever you want disinfected surfaces (just make sure not to pour too much).
Let sit for a few seconds and watch for bubbles forming in the solution. After a few minutes, wipe off the solution using a clean towel, and you’re done!
Lemon and Essential Oil Disinfecting Solution
Lemons are one of the most useful things in life. Not only is it great at making juice but it can actually be used for many other things!
One of the most useful ways to use lemon is in a homemade disinfecting solution.
Using this natural cleaner will help to avoid germs that can make you sick and keep your house smelling pleasant as well. To do so, just mix some water with a few drops of Lemongrass or Lavender essential oils, and add in a squeezed lemon.
This remedy is perfect for getting rid of the smell from your cat litter box or trash cans as well!
You can also use this solution to clean any surface in your home without harmful chemicals that leave a toxic residue.
This cleaner will help you avoid dangerous chemical burns when there’s no other option available, and it smells great too.
This post has shown you how to make your own disinfecting solution, and we hope that it’s been helpful.
We know people may still have questions about the process or ingredients used in this recipe so if you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!