Household Disinfectant Tutorial for Everyone

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Making your own cleaning solutions can be easy and effective, however many do not actually disinfect your surfaces. This recipe will help you create a DIY household disinfectant spray that is totally unexpected, yet works to both clean and sanitize. It's ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, and other household surfaces.

Things You'll Need

PLEASE NOTE: This disinfectant spray is not safe for stone surfaces such as granite or marble.

How to Make DIY Household Disinfectant

Step 1

Add the isopropyl alcohol (or vodka) to your spray bottle.

Step 2

Add the tea tree oil, and shake well to combine the first two ingredients.

Step 3

Pour in the vinegar and shake well.

To Use ...

Spray surfaces and allow the disinfectant to sit for about 30 seconds, and then wipe away with a clean cloth.


Jessica owns two blogs, Mom 4 Real and Pour Me a Cocktail. She has been sharing easy cleaning tips, recipes and ideas with her readers for over 7 years. She has been featured on the Rachel Ray Show, TODAY Parenting, MSN, Country Woman Magazine and more.

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