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Homemade Disinfectant Spray Recipe

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It's not the most pleasant topic, but germs are pretty common around the house. To prevent illnesses and bacteria from spreading to you and your family, it's important to disinfect liberally. This homemade disinfectant recipe was developed by a food scientist at Virginia Tech to remove salmonella from meat and vegetables, but it also works great for getting rid of cold and flu germs.
Here's the recipe: https://brightnest.com/todos/create-homemade-disinfectant-spray

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  • 3popps
    3popps
    on Jan 12, 2013

    Good formula. Thank you for sharing.

  • I have been using this technique for several years and it's great!

  • KMS Woodworks
    KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    on Jan 12, 2013

    Having worked in the Pharmaceutical industry where "sanitation" and "sterilization" issues were of primary concern. Some "home remedies" work better than others. Vinegar is ok...but other commercial formulation can be more effective. http://www.abc.net.au/health/talkinghealth/factbuster/stories/2012/02/02/3407024.htm#.UPGMieTO2gM On the whole common sense practices, and NOT using some products will actually prevent a resistant strain from evolving. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2011/07/05/scientists-discover-that-antimicrobial-wipes-and-soaps-may-be-making-you-and-society-sick/

  • Z
    Z
    on Jan 13, 2013

    Very interesting about the use of vinegar AND hydrogen peroxide @BrightNest. Thank you. I've not tried using vinegar because I don't care for the smell. If they could only find a way to make it unscented. I have used hydrogen peroxide in the laundry though. And thanks for the informative link @Kevin. I'm big on using soap and water or steam to clean. I rarely use anything stronger because of allergies.

    • Z
      Z
      on Sep 18, 2013

      That's a very interesting idea @LifeCurrents. I wonder if my hubby would let me to that to the vinegar he used for his salad dressing. {{giggle}}. I can't stand sitting next to him because of the smell of vinegar.

  • 3popps
    3popps
    on Jan 13, 2013

    For what it's worth, I also heard today on the America's Test Kitchen podcast (my favorite dinner prep entertainment, and highly recommended for all foodies out there) that they ran tests and found that just hot water and soap killed 99.9 percent of bacteria on cutting boards, knives, etc.

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