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DIY Household Disinfectant Using Simple Materials

Homemade disinfectant truly is a wonderful solution that works magic around the house. Not only is it incredibly easy to make with just a few everyday ingredients, but it's also highly effective in eliminating germs and keeping our spaces clean. It's gentle on the skin and surfaces but tough on dirt and bacteria. The refreshing scent of lemon and the distinctive aroma of tea tree oil leaves your home smelling fresh and pleasant. Another great advantage is that it's free of harsh chemicals, which makes it an excellent choice for those sensitive to strong cleaning products. Furthermore, it's cost-effective, showing that it's good for our health and kind to our pockets. This DIY disinfectant is truly a testament to the fact that maintaining cleanliness in our homes can be simple, effective, and affordable.

DIY Household Disinfectant

DIY household disinfectant

Here is a simplified step-by-step process to make a DIY household disinfectant:


  1. Distilled Water
  2. White Vinegar
  3. Tea Tree Essential Oil
  4. Lemon Essential Oil
  5. Spray Bottle


  • Gather your supplies: This includes distilled water, white vinegar, tea tree essential oil, lemon essential oil, and a spray bottle.
  • Clean your spray bottle thoroughly: Before you create your disinfectant, ensure the spray bottle is cleaned properly. This is to avoid any unwanted chemical reactions occurring.
  • Add distilled water: Fill about half of the spray bottle with distilled water. This will dilute the vinegar, making it less potent and more safe to use on various surfaces.
  • Add white vinegar: Fill most of the remaining half of the bottle with white vinegar. You should leave enough space for a few drops of essential oil.
  • Add the essential oils: Put each tea tree oil and lemon essential oil in a few drops. These oils add to the disinfecting power and provide a pleasant scent. Note that essential oils are potent, so a little goes a long way.
  • Shake to combine: Remove the top onto your spray bottle and gently shake to mix the ingredients.
  • Test and use: Before you use your disinfectant, test it on an inconspicuous area to ensure it doesn't damage the surface. If it's safe, you're good to go!

Remember, like all cleaning products, keep this DIY disinfectant out of reach of children and pets.


  • Kitchen: Counters, sinks, and appliance handles
  • Bathroom: Toilet handles, seats, and sinks
  • General: Door handles and light switches

Note: Avoid using this DIY disinfectant on sensitive materials like marble, granite, and hardwood floors, as vinegar may potentially damage these surfaces.

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