This one will surprise you as much as it did me: Do you know where the most germs are in your bathroom? Not where youíre thinking, but in the sink drain! What to do about them?
Researchers from Tufts New England Medical Center now think that disinfectants are not effective in the first place, and that they simply lead to the development of more resistant strains of bacteria. But there is a great non-toxic and very effective way to rid your bathroom (or any room) of germs.
Here’s how to make a sweet-smelling antibacterial spray, and an easiest-ever tip for dealing with those drain germs–right here:
1. Pour a cup or two of straight vinegar down your drains. Ordinary vinegar has a 80-99% kill rate for bacteria and viruses. Do this once or twice a week and youíre set.
2. Make this sweet-smelling antibacterial spray to use on toilet seats, countertops, doorknobs, cutting boards–anywhere germs like to lurk. Lavender is more antiseptic than phenol, which is the industry standard.
1 cup water
1 teaspoon pure essential oil of lavender
Place water in a spray bottle, add lavender oil and shake vigorously to mix. Spray on surfaces and allow to stand at least 15 minutes, or donít rinse at all.
Makes one cup of spray. Keeps indefinitely.
By Annie B. Bond