Monday, March 4, 2013

All Purpose Disinfectant

I truly enjoy reading blog posts.  However, I do get a little concerned with mixing chemicals to make at home cleaners.  One recommenced using ammonia and the blogger was mixing it other chemicals.

So I was very glad to see an article on that had a recipe for a simple effective seemingly safe disinfectant cleaner--- and --- without the chemical triclosan.   

The article is below.  It is very interesting about how triclosan and triclocarban (an antibacterial chemical in bar soap) stay in our environment for a long time and here's a direct quote, "the CDC now periodically monitors levels of triclosan, the most common antibacterial agent, in randomly selected Americans".


Well, here is my new cleaner.  Besides my citrus enzyme cleaner that I made.

 Antibacterial Soap Cleaners

All-purpose disinfectant:

1 teaspoon borax
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 cups hot water
1/4 teaspoon lavender essential oil
3 drops tea tree essential oil
Mix all ingredients together and stir until dry ingredients dissolve. Pour into spray bottle for long-term storage and use. Spray as needed on any surface except glass. Scrub and rinse with a clean, damp cloth.

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