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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cheap & Safe Kitchen Disinfectant

I am obsessive about keeping my kitchen clean. The last thing I want to have happen is someone get sick from cross-contamination!  I used to buy Lysol Kitchen cleaner, but who knows what's in that stuff!  A few years ago, I read an article about how to make your own kitchen disinfectant.  I was thrilled I already had all the ingredients you need, and it was cheap and safe!  Here's all you need:

Homemade Kitchen Cleaner

2 empty spray bottles
White Distilled Vinegar (Heinz is a good brand - they don't make their vinegar out of petroleum!)
Hydrogen Peroxide
Your favorite essential oil

Fill one bottle with vinegar.  Add 20-30 drops of your favorite essential oil (I use lavender oil).  Screw on sprayer cap and gently shake.

Fill one bottle with hydrogen peroxide.

When you want to clean your counters or other areas, first spray with the vinegar mixture.  Follow with a spray of hydrogen peroxide.  Leave on for 1 minute and then wipe with a rag.  It will leave your counters squeaky clean!