Diy Disinfectant Spray With Everclear and Vinegar

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People are panic buying all sorts of household supplies in preparation for a possible 14 day quarantine. Things like rubbing alcohol, masks, cleaning supplies and toilet paper are becoming difficult to find.

When you start to run out of cleaning supplies, you’ll need to start making your own if you can’t find any on the store shelves.

Learn how to make DIY disinfectant spray

Check out this video on how to make DIY disinfectant spray


Ingredients for DIY disinfectant spray

1 1/4 cups of water

1/4 cup of Everclear alcohol

1/4 cup of vinegar

10 drops of essential oils

Other supplies needed to make diy cleaner with alcohol

Empty bottle with spray nozzle

Silicone folding funnel set

Measuring cups

Directions for DIY Disinfectant Spray

Use the funnel to add all the ingredients into the bottle. Screw the spray top back on and gently and give it a little shake.

Make sure you use at least 60% alcohol

You need to use at least 60% alcohol for the spray to be effective. Use at least 120 proof grain alcohol. 151 is better.

The essential oils are optional. You can use any kind that you like the smell of.

How to Use

Simply spray the disinfectant on to the surface you would like clean and wipe off with a clean rag or paper towel.

You can use it on the following items:

  • Toys
  • Door knobs and handles
  • Kitchen and bathroom counter tops
  • Desks
  • Fitness equipment
  • Yoga mats
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  • Benesse Benesse on Jul 01, 2020

    What does vinegar add to the mix?

  • Bea22366129 Bea22366129 on Jul 06, 2020

    Your recipe Wasn’t 60% everclear.?

  • Kim Kim on Mar 17, 2021

    Could you use this on fabrics/upholstery and carpets to freshen and disinfect??

    Kim S.

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  • Lindy Lindy on Mar 16, 2022

    When the pandemic first started and disinfectants were cleared from the shelves because of the panic to disinfect I bought a gallon of Everclear. Used it straight up, no mixing with water or anything else with no problem. The odor dissipates very quickly. Not saying this post is wrong, but straight up is an option as well.

    • Carol Carol on Oct 30, 2022

      I have a recipe to soak lemon peel in the alcohol. Gives it a nice lemon smell.

  • Bea22366129 Bea22366129 on Mar 16, 2022

    Thanks for the answer but I never asked a question.