- Sharp knife
- Cutting board
- Spray bottle
- Paper towels
Begin by peeling the rinds off fresh lemons. Store the insides in a plastic bag and keep them in the fridge for your next favorite recipe or to add to ice water.
Put the lemon rinds in a Mason jar and pour vodka over the top to cover them. Place the lid on the container and set it in a dark area of the kitchen for one to six weeks to steep until the liquid turns yellow.
Strain the cleaner from the bowl into a spray bottle and spray it on the toilet seat, counters, floor, cutting board, or any other surface that requires disinfecting. Let it sit for several seconds to kill the germs and then wipe it away with paper toweling.
Making an Antibacterial Floor Cleaner with Castile Soap
This natural antibacterial floor cleaner contains Castile soap, a soap product made from a vegetable oil blend, to safely clean most floor types to remove everyday dirt and grime. Adding tea tree oil to the cleaner gives it a boost of antibacterial power.
Castile Soap Antibacterial Floor Cleaner
- 4 cups of hot water
- 1 teaspoon Castile soap
- Tea tree essential oil
- Spray bottle
For the best way to make floor cleaner, mix the hot water, Castile soap, and tea tree oil in a glass spray bottle and shake it gently to mix.
Spray the cleaner on the floor, one section at a time, and use a mop to clean the floor surface. For larger areas, double the ingredients and combine them in a bucket before cleaning.
How to Make Homemade Antibacterial Hand Soap
It’s common practice to use antibacterial soap throughout the day, but oftentimes the soap causes your hands to dry out.
The best way to keep your hands free of germs while maintaining their soft appearance is to use natural ingredients to make homemade hand soap.
Antibacterial Hand Soap
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- 1/4 cup Castile soap
- 15 drops of tea tree oil
- Distilled water
- Soap dispenser
Open the cover of your soap dispenser and pour in the coconut oil, Castile soap, and tea tree oil, and then pour distilled water in until the dispenser is full.
Replace the cap and shake the bottle gently to mix the ingredients without creating too many suds. Set the soap dispenser on the back of the sink and use it whenever necessary.
Preparing a Disinfecting Cleaner with Alcohol
Alcohol is one of the best liquids for killing germs and bacteria, and there are a few different types that are useful, including rubbing alcohol and vodka. The key is to use the appropriate one for the job at hand.
- 2/3 cup of rubbing alcohol
- 1/3 cup of aloe vera
While it seems unconventional, vodka is useful for disinfecting surfaces in a pinch. When it comes to cleaning with vodka, the higher the proof, the better.
Choose a brand that is at least 60% alcohol and pour a small amount on a clean rag before wiping the dirty surface area.
It’s also easy to make your own hand sanitizer with alcohol. However, this recipe calls for isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol instead of vodka.
Pour rubbing alcohol into a container and add aloe vera. Stir the two ingredients to blend them well, and apply the sanitizer to your hands as needed.
While bleach is useful for killing bacteria, it’s not safe to overuse it, and an all purpose cleaner doesn’t always get the job done right. However, there are many common solutions in your home that are perfect for making disinfectants and antibacterial cleaners..
Making a homemade, natural antibacterial cleaner keeps your home safe from germs and puts your mind at ease knowing that you’re using gentle ingredients, so why not share our DIY antibacterial cleaning recipes with your social circle on Facebook and Pinterest?
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