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Homemade Antibacterial Cleaner with Just 3 Ingredients

This easy Homemade Antibacterial Cleaner is made with only three ingredients and is good for killing germs and bacteria in nearly every room of your house!

This Homemade Antibacterial Cleaner uses only three ingredients and can be used for almost every room in your home! You will love how simple this chemical free cleaner is to make and how well it works!

Amanda here from Old House to New Home, sharing one of my go to homemade cleaner recipes.

This easy Homemade Antibacterial Cleaner is made with only three ingredients and is good for killing germs and bacteria in nearly every room of your house!

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For the last few years, I have really been trying to eliminate toxic chemicals from our home. It is impossible to eliminate them completely, because the chemicals are honestly in almost everything. I have found that the best way to get rid of these dangerous products is to make as many of my cleaning products as possible!

I have a simple homemade all purpose cleaner on my blog, but I know that many occasions call for something that kills bacteria, like when cleaning the toilet, or after you cut chicken! This simple antibacterial cleaner only uses a few ingredients and couldn’t be simpler to make.

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How to Make Homemade Antibacterial Cleaner

You only need 3 ingredients for this cleaner, two of which you already have at home! Water and white vinegar are the main, most important ingredients, and then you can add in essential oils for additional cleaning properties and also for a fresh scent!

What you need: 

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Ingredients:

These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

Tips for making your own homemade disinfectant

This is so easy to make, you’ll be able to keep it stocked year-round. Just follow these simple instructions. There are just 3 steps.

Add cold water to your spray bottle.

Use a glass spray bottle. Why do you use a glass spray bottle with essential oils? Because the essential oils are so strong they could possibly pull the chemicals out of the plastic.

Add white vinegar and then essential oil.

I always dilute with both vinegar and water. The white vinegar is a natural deodorizer and it cuts through grease. I use it in just about all my natural cleaners.

Shake bottle to distribute. Put cap on and use!

I use this on just about every surface in my home. It’s so easy to make that I don’t mind using it everywhere – bathroom, kitchen, bedrooms, and even door knobs.

This easy Homemade Antibacterial Cleaner is made with only three ingredients and is good for killing germs and bacteria in nearly every room of your house!

Your cleaner will keep in the spray bottle indefinitely! You may need to freshen up the drops of essential oil occasionally if the smell starts to mellow out too much.

How to Use Your Homemade Antibacterial Cleaner

You’ll find yourself using this all over your entire home. Here are some of my favorite ways to use the homemade cleaner.

Spray It On Cutting Boards

Simply spray on any plastic or wood cutting board and let sit! Wipe with cold water before use so your food doesn’t taste like the oil. It is great at cleaning your cabinets, countertops, and sink!

Clean Your Toilet

It is perfect to use on your toilet. Simply sprinkle the bowl with baking powder and then spray it down with the cleaner. Let sit for 5 minutes and then scrub with your toilet brush.

Spray On Almost All Other Surfaces

This homemade cleaner can be used on most surfaces, including wood. Do not use on natural surfaces, such as granite or marble, as the vinegar can etch the stone.

Is it safe to use around kids and pets?

Yes, this is safe to use around kids and pets. If your dog sneezes when you use it, maybe dilute the oils with more water or vinegar. Don’t let small children play with the bottle. The vinegar and oils could hurt their eyes if they accidentally spray it in their eyes.

Why do you need to use a glass bottle it?

A glass bottle protects the essential oils from pulling impurities out of the plastic. If possible, use a dark glass bottle. But in a pinch, a clear one will work too.

What are the best oils for homemade cleaners?

I used lavender and tea tree oils (melaleuca). These are antimicrobial and small amazing! You can also add lemon essential oils. It’s great for allergies.

There are so many ways to use vinegar while cleaning your home. Check out these 12 Ways To Disinfect Your Home With Vinegar for more ideas.

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Homemade Antibacterial Cleaner with Just 3 Ingredients

This easy Homemade Antibacterial Cleaner is made with only three ingredients and is good for killing germs and bacteria in nearly every room of your house!
Active Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Keyword: eco friendly cleaner, homemade cleaner
Author: Amanda Dorich

Equipment

Supplies

  • 1 16 oz. Glass spray bottle
  • 10-15 drops Lavender or tea tree essential oils
  • 3 cups Cold Water
  • ½ cup White vinegar

Instructions

  • Add 3 cups of cold water to your spray bottle.
  • Add ½ cup white vinegar and then 10-15 drops essential oil to the bottle.
  • Put the sprayer attachment back onto the bottle and shake well to mix the ingredients.
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Three Ingredient Homemade Antibacterial Cleaner

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5 Comments

  1. Due to this corona virus and shortage of disinfectant cleaners I would like to make my own . I’m new to natural products but definitely interested just don’t know where to start. Where do you suggest I buy the oils ? Want to make disinfect cleaner

    1. Hi Laura,
      Great question! One of the most popular brands of essential oils are Rocky Mountain, Young Living or doTerra. You can ask your friends on social media – one of them may be a seller of those products and it’s always great to support small business owners during this chaotic time. If you don’t have a friend who sells essential oils, you can find both of these brands on Amazon.com

      Hope you and your family stay safe and healthy!
      Best wishes,
      Carrie
      Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

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