Asked on May 23, 2020

Cleaner

PattyDeb KLindsay Aratari
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What's the best all in house cleaner and it hopefully sanitizer and disinfects too.Is that asking too much?


10 answers
  • Anything with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide in it.

  • Gk
    on May 23, 2020

    Here's a list of products that are effective against corona virus if that is what you are concerned about. Different surfaces may require different products. Keep in mind that the coronavirus is a virus. Many cleaners are antibacterial and not effective for virus.

    https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

  • This is the all-purpose cleaner that we use and it works really well. You can always change up the scents too. After changing my diet, switching over to all-natural homemade (primary) and store-bought (backup) has been huge for improving my health. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly

    https://pinkfortitude.com/all-purpose-cleaner/

    PS - We have a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. You can download it here --> https://pinkfortitude.com/thank#GreenClean

  • Em
    on May 23, 2020

    Vinegar and water. Use a 1:1 ratio of diluted vinegar and water and store it in a spray bottle. Then you can spritz and disinfect your kitchen sink, counters, or any other spots that you'd normally use bleach but want to be food-safe.

  • Baxter
    on May 23, 2020

    Vinegar is sometimes used as a household cleaner because its main ingredient, acetic acid, can help break down dirt and kill some types of germs. However, just because your surface squeaks and shines doesn't mean it is disinfected. For a product to be considered a disinfectant, it must be registered with the EPA. Vinegar is not registered with the EPA as an effective household disinfectant (because it doesn't meet the requirements or even come close), and isn't recommended in place of most commercial cleaning products. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends cleaning and disinfecting surfaces with diluted bleach solutions, or alcohol solutions made with at least 70% alcohol. The acidity in vinegar makes it useful as a cleaner since it can effectively dissolve soap & scum but it is not potent enough to effectively disinfect surfaces. Don't be mislead by the "all natural" cleaning claims about vinegar---especially right now. If you want to clean and disinfect, use the right products proven to kill germs & bacteria like bleach and alcohol. After cleaning an area with detergent, use a solution of bleach and water in a spray bottle to disinfect (2 tablespoons bleach per 1 quart water). Be safe.

  • All very thorough suggestions! Just check before you do any cleaning. If you have any granite or marble, do not use ANY vinegar or acidic cleaning cleaning agent, it will damage the surfaces and repair will be expensive, or not be able to be fixed. Vinegar will not disinfect for COVID 19. For disinfectant, alcohol must be at least 70% and can discolor some plastics. Hydrogen peroxide is excellent, use carefully as it is also a bleaching agent. Some people use bleach, just a matter of personal choice. I don't use it as I have birds and the odor will kill them. In addition, children, pets and wildlife are not safe from it either.

  • Deb K
    on Jun 6, 2020

    Hi Parvez, here you go,

    DIY Disinfecting Spray Cleaner

    1. 1 1/4 cups water.
    2. 1/4 cup white vinegar.
    3. 1/4 cup (60% + alcohol content) vodka or Everclear (excellent germ-killing properties – you can substitute rubbing alcohol, but it will have a more medicinal scent)
    4. 15 drops essential oil – peppermint + lemon OR lavender + lemon are great in this recipe.
    5. glass spray bottle.


  • Patty
    on Jun 7, 2020

    White vinegar

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