Making your own natural, disinfectant cleaner can give you so many benefits! You can reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals, save money, and of course, get your bathroom sparkling clean!
This cleaner can be used for a variety of things like scrubbing toilets and washing floors, or removing soap scum from sinks and scouring counter tops. It can be used on almost anything.
Here is a full list of ingredients you will actually need:
- 1 – 1 1/4 cup hot water
- ¼ cup washing soda/sodium carbonate (or baking soda/sodium bicarbonate)
- 1/2 cup vodka
- 10 drops tea tree oil
- 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil (optional)
- 5 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
- 5 drops of rosemary essential oil (optional)
As you may have noticed most of the essential oils are optional for this cleaner. The tea tree oil is essential because it is anti-viral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal so you need it in your cleaner (plus it smells amazing too!).
There are other benefits that come from using the eucalyptus, lavender, and rosemary oils. The eucalyptus oil is good because it has strong deodorizing properties that will get rid of funky smells in your home as you clean. The lavender oil has antibacterial properties as well and can be really relaxing. Rosemary will also help with giving of a nice aroma and it also has antiseptic properties. Again, these oils are optional but don’t skip out on the tea tree oil.
When you have gathered your ingredients and you are ready to make your cleaner, follow these instructions:
- Combine hot water and soda in a glass bottle. Shake until the soda is dissolved.
- Pour vodka and essential oils into the bottle and then shake mixture again.
That’s it! How simple was that?
If you would like to label your cleaner and be able to distinguish it from any other cleaners you have in your home, you can print off a cute label like this one and attach it to your bottle.
Then when you are ready to use your cleaner, make sure to wear gloves because the sodium bicarbonate can irritate your skin.
Then spray the area you want to clean, and scrub! For a good way to disinfect, mist your cleaner on the surface and let it sit for a few minutes to kill all of the bacteria.
Then rinse your cleaner off well so no white streaks are left behind from the soda. If you want a non-rinse cleaner instead, simply leave out the soda.