Make Your Own Eco-Friendly, Natural Disinfectant Solution:
- 1/2 cup tea tree natural castille soap
- 1 cup distilled water 1/2 tsp. borax powder
- 1/2 tsp. tea tree oil
- 1/2 tsp. lavender essential oil
Combine all ingredients and shake bottle vigorously until powder dissolves. Spray surface and wait for one minute before wiping with a clean cloth.
More Disinfectants and Healthy Practices
Other disinfecting agents include hydrogen peroxide, ethanol (grain alcohol), isopropanol (rubbing alcohol), and household bleach (sodium hypochlorite). Most bleaches are hazardous if ingested or inhaled, can damage fabrics, and should be handled with care. To boost the disinfecting power of your natural disinfectant solution, wipe with one of these agents first and then use the solution detailed above.
While most flu germs are spread by air, some may be spread by contact with infected surfaces. Encouraging everyone in your home or business to wash their hands with soap and hot water frequently throughout the day will help reduce the spread of flu germs. Using non-antibacterial, natural disinfectants after an illness will help keep your environment healthy for everyone.