Making your own cleaning products lets you avoid the harsh chemicals used in many commercial products. The base of DIY disinfectant can be alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide. Just note that most vodka isn’t nearly strong enough to work (it must be 120+ proof), and that hydrogen peroxide requires a pre-cleaned surface. Mix the base with essential oils of your choice. Oregano, clove and lemon are just a few that are naturally effective against germs. You can add distilled water, but not to the point where you dilute the mixture to below the level of effectiveness.
- Homemade DIY cleaning solutions can help avoid toxic chemicals and you know precisely what you’re using in your formula.
- A few natural disinfectants are Oregano essential oil, Clove essential oil, and Thyme essential oil.
- The best natural disinfectant is Alcohol which the CDC claims that at a 60-90% concentrate level will kill undesired germs.
“It’s convenient, quick, and combines powerful essential oils with proven recommended disinfectants like hydrogen peroxide or alcohol.”