Is it possible to make a DIY disinfectant spray without poisonous chemicals in it?
After doing some research I realized that most store-bought disinfectant sprays contain chemicals such as parabens, bleach, petroleum solvents, artificial fragrance, and the list goes on.
Unfortunately, most people stock and use these chemicals every day in their homes. This is because they believe what the manufacturers say-“they are safe.”
I stopped believing the gimmicks companies play by promoting any product they sell as safe after struggling with allergies and chest congestions for years.
Everything I tried seemed unhelpful until I stopped using the products. Surprisingly the allergies and congestion ended. It was then that I realized these products were the triggers.
Why should you use a DIY Disinfectant spray?
Most of these so-called safe disinfectants are poisoning you slowly. The majority of disinfectant sprays contain bleach and other chemicals. These substances are highly toxic if ingested or inhaled.
When sprayed on surfaces, these decontaminants emit dangerous fumes which can cause allergies and respiratory diseases such as asthma. The solution is to make your natural handmade disinfectant spray.
I have found this homemade disinfectant spray to be useful and safe. I make it using only four all natural, and environmentally friendly components. The ingredients are non-toxic yet contain very active ingredients. It is very inexpensive and takes only a few minutes to make.
This disinfectant spray cleans very well without leaving any unpleasant odor. It will make your house smell fresh and pleasant.
This spray can help remove hard stains and grime from surfaces as well as prevent any stain buildups.
Ingredients for making the spray
Witch hazel is an all natural and biodegradable disinfectant that is safe to use on surfaces. It has an acidic ph of around 5.5 which helps to break down dirt.
Witch hazel has antibacterial properties which make it great for killing germs and removing staining agents. It is excellent for cleaning solid surfaces such as countertops, cutting boards, tables, sinks, and appliances.
Read more: Extraordinary uses of witch hazel.
Water acts as a neutralizer to witch hazel. It helps to make it less pungent.
Tea tree essential oil
Tea tree is perfect for disinfecting due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties. It helps to kill germs and prevent molds from forming on surfaces. Tea tree also helps to neutralize and remove stubborn stains and grime from surfaces.
Lavender essential oil
This essential oil is also antibacterial. It helps to prevent the build-up of microbes. Lavender oil has a sweet smell that aids in refreshing your house.
Read more: Homemade bathroom cleaner that works.
How to make the disinfectant spray.
½ Cup witch hazel
10 drops tea tree essential oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
½ cup of water
1. Combine all the ingredients stated above in a clean bowl and mix then transfer to a fresh bottle.
2. Store the disinfectant at room temperature. Remember to shake well before every use.
Note: This Homemade disinfectant spray can last for at least two weeks. Please do not use it longer than that.
How to use this DIY Disinfecting spray
You can use this disinfectant spray to sanitize your kitchen countertops, cutting boards, tables, sinks, and appliances.
Spray the disinfectant spray on the surface you want to clean, let it sit for 5 minutes then wipe off with a clean kitchen cloth or towel.