Using natural homemade cleaners does not have to mean failing to kill germs. A natural homemade bathroom disinfectant can be made from a few simple household ingredients. It will get a bathroom just as clean as the commercial cleaners that pollute the environment. Rest assured that this disinfectant is will kill the germs.
Natural Homemade Bathroom Disinfectant Made with Pine and Cedar Essential Oil
Recycle a used spray bottle, or purchase a new one for mixing up this homemade disinfectant. Add to the bottle 2 cups of water, 2 teaspoons of borax, 8 drops of pine essential oil, and 4 drops of cedar essential oil. Shake the natural homemade bathroom disinfectant well before each use. To use, simply spray on the bathroom surface to be cleaned. Wipe the area with a clean cotton cloth or sponge. Label the unused disinfectant and store in a cool dry area between uses.
Do not substitute the essential oils in this disinfectant, as some essential oils have anti-viral, anti-fungal, or anti-bacterial properties. Some essential oils may not be substituted with the same disinfecting benefits.
Natural Homemade Bathroom Disinfectant Made with Thyme
If the essential oils in the recipe above are not on hand, a natural homemade bathroom disinfectant can also be made using fresh thyme. Bring 5 sprigs of fresh thyme to boil in 2 cups of water. Turn off the heat. Cover and allow the thyme herb to steep in the hot water for 30 minutes. Strain the fresh thyme from the water and pour the water into a spray bottle. Discard the thyme, preferably by composting it. Add 1/4 cup of borax to the bottle and shake the disinfectant well. Ten drops of thyme essential oil can be substituted in this recipe. Do not boil the water when substituting essential oil for fresh thyme.
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