Everyone seems to have their own “thing” and I have discovered that saving money is mine! I love to find ways to cut our expenses without sacrificing our quality of life. One way that I do this is by making my own cleaning supplies. Last week I showed you how I make my laundry powder and this week I am sharing my Homemade Antibacterial Spray!
This spray is truly all-purpose and that is one of the reasons that I LOVE it! I use it on my counters, kitchen table, kids’ toys, walls, windows, bathroom, and just about everywhere else in my house. Another reason to love this cleaner is that it is kid-safe. My cleaning cabinet stays locked, but if my toddlers somehow find their way in I don’t have to worry because this spray (and my other cleaning products) are totally safe!
Homemade Antibacterial Spray
3 cups water
1/2 cup White Vinegar
10-15 drops tea tree oil
2-3 drops of dish liquid (optional)
Pour the water into your spray bottle. I use a funnel here, but if you are feeling brave then you can skip the funnel. Using warm (not hot) water is best to help the other ingredients mix thoroughly.
Add 1/2 cup of White Vinegar to the water. White vinegar is used in almost every cleaning product that I make and I also use it as an alternative to bleach. It is a safe, natural, and very effective product.
Drop in 10-15 drops of Tea Tree essential oil. According to this study from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), Tea Tree Essential Oil has proven to have antibacterial, anti fungal, antiviral, and antiprotazoal properties.
You can add additional oils to scent your spray if you like. I purchase my Therapeutic Grade Certified Organic Essential Oils from Bulk Apothecary.
You can also add a couple drops of dish liquid for extra grease busting power, but this is an optional ingredient.
Shake it up and your All-Purpose Homemade Antibacterial Spray is ready to go! I use this solution on everything from my kitchen to the bathrooms & bedrooms. Sometimes I even use it to spot mop my floors! Seriously amazing stuff!
Do you make any of your own cleaning supplies? If you make any with my recipes, please let me know how you like them!
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