Homemade natural disinfectant cleaner

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Homemade natural disinfectant cleaner
Make your own natural disinfectant cleaner. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Many disinfectant cleaners are only safe for certain surfaces, requiring you to buy several different products to disinfect the entire home. These products also contain chemicals that may harm your and the environment, which makes a homemade natural disinfectant cleaner a more attractive alternative. Additionally, by properly mixing the right ingredients, you will have created an all-purpose disinfectant safe for a wide range of surfaces around your home.

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Things you need

  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Borax
  • Cleaning rags

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  1. 1

    Fill a spray bottle with 2 tbsp borax, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 2 cups hot water. Put the lid on the bottle and shake gently to mix ingredients. Keep in mind the borax can be harmful if ingested, so if you want to eliminate the borax, the vinegar will still work as a disinfectant.

  2. 2

    Spray the disinfectant over your household surfaces and wipe off with a damp cloth.

  3. 3

    Allow the surface to air dry, and clean all surfaces around the home with this solution, including countertops, tables, bathroom surfaces, door handles and any other area that requires disinfecting.

Tips and warnings

  • Allow the cleaner to stay on the surface for a few minutes before wiping for more thourough disinfecting.

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