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Do It Yourself Disinfectant

Since we do everything super naturally in our household, I haven’t really worried too much about locking under sink cabinets, and childproofing the bathroom drawers. This is probably more challenging in the long run, since I’m always reorganizing the bottles and toiletries, and I’ve had to clean lots of make-up off of my son’s face (I won’t even get into the state of my eye shadows)!

I have realized than non toxic cleaning products are better for our health, the environment, and keep me a little more relaxed since I don’t have to panic if my child touches the bottle.  He’s really into spray bottles now, so those must be totally safe.
As I was checking out the ingredients of some natural disinfectants, I realized I had all of the ingredients at home!  So I chose to save the $5, and mix some up myself.  Since I’ve always secretly wanted to be a chemist, this activity fills that void.

Here’s how you can make your own disinfecting cleaner:

  • 2 cups water
  • up to 3 teaspoons liquid castille soap (I like Dr. Bronner’s)
  • 1 teaspoon tea tree oil
  • spray bottle

Mix all ingredients together, and spray away!