Disinfect Your House the Natural Way

Did you know you can clean your entire house with baking soda?
Disinfect Your House the Natural Way

Last update: 19 September, 2020

Did you know that you can disinfect your house with natural ingredients? So take note of the following tips that are respectful of the environment.

You may tend to use products for cleaning the floor, de-greasing the kitchen, ridding the bathroom of germs, polishing and cleaning wooden furniture, and something else for cleaning glass. How many cleaning products do you have? Read the following to learn how to disinfect your house with natural ingredients that you probably have on hand.

This is a way to take care of the environment, keep your house clean, and save money buying all kinds of special products. Don’t you think so?

How to disinfect your house – baking soda

Jar with baking soda

Smooth surfaces

To clean the kitchen and bathroom tiles, this mixture is super effective. What’s more, you can use it to clean other surfaces such as the kitchen counters.

Directions: In 2 quarts of boiling water, add a half cup of baking soda and 5 drops of tea tree oil, pine oil, and lemon oil. Besides filling the house with a fresh and clean aroma they also have antiseptic properties.

Mattresses

Of course, these are one of the most complicated surfaces to clean. Nevertheless, it’s essential to clean them when disinfecting the house.

Directions: First, clean off any visible spots with water and a liquid detergent. You must let it dry completely before continuing to clean it.

Once dry, spread the baking soda on the surface of the mattress and use a spray bottle containing hydrogen peroxide and water or white vinegar and water. After 45 minutes rub with a clean sponge and dust off the rest of the baking soda.

Carpets

Due to their composition, the procedure for carpets is very similar to that of mattresses. The carpets must be dry so that they don’t end up smelling damp.

Directions: Make a mixture of equal parts of baking soda and vinegar until you have a creamy paste. Next, apply this to any marks and allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Then rinse with a damp sponge and allow to dry.

The toilet

This is one of the areas that needs disinfecting the most and you’ll be surprised to know that baking soda will clean it perfectly.

Directions: Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda to a quart of water boiling it and stirring it well. Next, when ready, pour it into the toilet and scrub with the toilet brush. Done!

Cleaning your house – essential oils

Person cleaning a sink to disinfect it

Certainly, you already know some tricks with essential oils, but there are a lot more! The antiseptic power of some of them is very impressive. Examples are tea tree oil, lemon oil, pine oil, or mint.

A disinfectant for hard surfaces

You can make this mixture and keep it in a spray bottle, preferably made of glass. This is because some oils tend to react with plastic or metal. Once ready, use it on the counters, the walls, the office desk, etc. Rub it on and dry with a cloth.

Directions: To one cup of alcohol add 15 drops of essential oil of lemon, tea tree oil, and lavender.

Another alternative to disinfect your house

The suggestion that you’ll find below is recommended for hard surfaces. Use a spray bottle for this application.

Directions: Make a mixture of 70% alcohol and 30% water (best if distilled) and 2 drops of essential oil of lemon.

How to make towels to disinfect your house

Woman working to disinfect a counter top

These are the most useful items to always have on hand. You can clean surfaces quickly or clean the items that you’ve just bought in the supermarket. You need paper towels, water, alcohol, essential oil, and dishwasher detergent.

Directions: In a glass jar, mix 2 cups of warm water, and 2/3 cup of 70% alcohol. Then add a tablespoon of soap and some drops of essential oil.

Cut a roll of paper towels to the height of a jar. Next, put it in the jar and add the mixture to wet it well. After that, carefully take out the cardboard tube in the center and close the jar tightly to keep it damp.

With alcohol, vinegar, baking soda, and some essential oils you can do wonders and disinfect your home easily and ecologically.

 

 

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