Natural Disinfectants for Your Home

There are many different types of disinfectants on the market. Some people prefer to use natural disinfectants, while others prefer store-bought disinfectants. There are pros and cons to both types of disinfectants.

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Natural Disinfectants for Your Home

You need to disinfect your home; so, you want the best product for the job, right? That’s understandable. However, do you have to run to the store and pick up the first chemically-loaded disinfectant that you come across, or are there alternatives that are natural and safe for your home and family?

When most people think of a common disinfectant, they probably think of Lysol. But is that the best choice to use? What about the natural products available online? Or can you make your own? How do they compare in availability, price, and effectiveness?

Disinfectant Available in Store

If you want the convince of being able to buy a disinfectant, Watkins is an option. They found that pine oil is a natural disinfectant. This naturally-occurring disinfectant may just be what you’re looking for.

Make Your Own Disinfectant

Other eco-friendly essential oils you can use to disinfect are tea tree oil and thyme. These essential oils are interchangeable when used in homemade all-purpose cleaners or disinfectants.

Recipe #1

To make this homemade recipe, combine two tablespoons of borax and one-fourth cup of lemon juice, and two cups of hot water in a spray bottle.

Cover the bottle and shake until the borax is dissolved. Add twenty drops of either tea tree oil or thyme essential oil. Shake it again and then use it as you would any commercial product.

Recipe #2

This one is especially good for disinfecting toilets and is a combination of vinegar and essential oils. Mix two cups of distilled white vinegar with three drops of tea tree, thyme, eucalyptus, or pine essential oils.

Spray in the toilet and then scrub as usual.

When making homemade cleaning products, please make sure to label the bottles. You need to make sure that you know what you are using and where you should be using it.

While it may be easier to find commercially made cleaners and disinfectants, homemade cleaners and disinfectants can be made for pennies on the dollar. You can pronounce all of the ingredients that you add to them, and you can rest assured that what you use won’t be hazardous to your family.

You can use these cleaners around both your family members and your pets without fear.

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