Everyone is cleaning now more than ever before and understandably, many are looking for more natural products to use around the home! While natural cleaning products are great and many are able to kill both bacteria and viruses, you have to make sure you are using a high enough concentration of the product for it to work! It is also recommended that you clean surfaces with soap and water before using disinfectant to remove any dirt. Here are our top natural products that you can use!
Yes, you read that right, but we’re not suggesting you clean the entire house with a bottle of wine! You may have noticed that your hand sanitizer contains alcohol and it’s true that at a high enough concentration (over 60%) rubbing alcohol combined with water can successfully kill bacteria and viruses!
To make your own at home:
Two parts Isopropyl rubbing alcohol
One part water
Combine the two together and mix well. Let the solution sit for at least 30 seconds before wiping clean.
Citric Acid & White Vinegar
Citric acid is one of the main components of Lemon Juice so is readily available as a natural cleaner! Plus, it smells amazing! Once added to white vinegar it creates a powerful natural disinfectant.
To make your own at home:
One part White Vinegar
One part Water
¼ Part of Lemon Juice
It’s important to let the solution sit for 30 seconds or more before wiping off any excess to ensure maximum disinfection!
Hot Water & Steam
Steam cleaning used to be hugely popular, but it’s declined over the past few years. It’s especially great for those who find other cleaning products irritate their lungs or skin and is safe to use around children and animals (Keep them away from the Hot Water & Steam! At 150 degrees Fahrenheit Water can effectively kill bacteria and viruses according to the WHO (World Health Organization) Hot water works even better when combined with a soap or another disinfectant, just as you use when washing dishes or clothes!
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Many essential oils such as tea tree, lavender and peppermint have antibacterial or antiseptic properties. Added to a natural home cleaner they create a beautifully smelling natural disinfectant!
When using natural products, the most important thing is to make sure the concentration is high enough to be effective. Also let it sit for at least 30 seconds to ensure you’ve given it enough time to kill any pathogens that may be on the surface!
Naturist Cleaners Top Tips:
Make sure you leave the cleaning solution to sit for at least 30 seconds.
Ensure you have plenty of ventilation around the house (open windows & doors when possible!)
Change your bed sheets regularly
Change your towels regularly (after each use if possible!)
Happy Spring Cleaning!