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Inexpensive DIY Natural Disinfectant

by The Organized Dream
Inexpensive DIY Natural Disinfectant

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.

Inexpensive DIY Natural Disinfectant

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Taylor Smart March 27, 2020 - 1:25 pm

Oooh I’ll have to give making this a try!

katie March 27, 2020 - 9:06 pm

Please do! Let me know if you like it.

Cristina Petrini March 27, 2020 - 1:51 pm

I did it too and I must say that even after this crisis I will use it. It costs little and works very well.

katie March 27, 2020 - 9:05 pm

It’s just so simple! That’s what makes it so appealing.

Karletta March 27, 2020 - 4:05 pm

Perfect – especially with all this panic buying going on!

katie March 27, 2020 - 9:05 pm


mireille March 27, 2020 - 4:48 pm

I love when I have all of the ingredients for this.

katie March 27, 2020 - 9:05 pm

Yes! That’s what makes it so great!

Jennifer March 27, 2020 - 8:30 pm

Great to know right now in this crazy time! We have a favorite plant based cleaner but I like to use vinegar and hydrogen peroxide as well!

katie March 27, 2020 - 9:04 pm


Corinne March 28, 2020 - 12:34 am

Wow, I’ve never heard of hydrogen peroxide as a cleaning agent, but with cleaning products flying off the shelves at the supermarket before I even see them, I guess I’m so desperate that I’ll try anything right now! Thanks for sharing 🙂

katie March 29, 2020 - 11:30 am

You’re welcome, Corinne!

Mariah March 28, 2020 - 4:45 am

I have these ingredients at home right now. This’ll be a fun diy for this weekend

katie March 29, 2020 - 11:29 am

It’s definitely worth a try!

Ellen Mika Zelasko March 28, 2020 - 3:47 pm

Excellent! I need this because our stores are all out of disinfectant and I’m almost out, but I have both vinegar and hydrogen peroxide in the house!

katie March 29, 2020 - 11:29 am

I hope you love using it!

Rebekka March 28, 2020 - 9:16 pm

Thanks for posting this! This is what I use at home for a disinfectant and it works wonders. Hopefully more people will start going this route in this time of crisis!

katie March 29, 2020 - 11:28 am

Yes, especially because regular basic cleaning supplies are hard to get.

Carol April 2, 2020 - 9:09 pm

Now more than ever right? Featuring when my link party opens up tonight!

katie April 3, 2020 - 3:25 pm

Thanks for the feature!

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