Cleaning surfaces can be as simple as using hot water and soap, but if you want to disinfect, this simple and inexpensive DIY natural disinfectant is perfect. The best part? You don’t need to worry about harmful chemicals!
To get rid of harmful germs, use two simple household items, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Here’s how it’s done.
How To Use
First, you’ll need your supplies to get the job done. Gather your undiluted white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide (3% solution), two spray bottles. You’ll need two spray bottles because combining the two creates a new chemical that isn’t as effective.
Pour vinegar into one spray bottle. Remove the spray nozzle from the other and attach it to the hydrogen peroxide bottle. You’ll want to make sure you keep the hydrogen peroxide in it’s own bottle as it is light sensitive.
Start by cleaning the surface. Leaving soil and other buildup interferes with the germ killing abilities of the vinegar and peroxide. Spray your non-porous surface with one and then the other. Allow to sit. Wipe clean.
Did You Know?
You can also use this method to clean fresh fruits and vegetables! Simply spray and rinse well to remove any lingering lingering tastes.
While this may not be ideal for most cleaning and sanitizing situations, it is a great and inexpensive alternative when you have not other cleaning supplies available. Do you know of any other inexpensive DIY natural disinfectant methods? Share them in the comments below!
Please Note: Using hydrogen peroxide and vinegar on some surfaces may cause some damage. Vinegar and hydrogen peroxide can cause damage to marble and other stone surfaces over time. For more information on these products, check out my Alternative Ways To Disinfect Your Home post.