If you’re one who uses kitchen wipes to keep your counters clean and as bacterial free as possible, why not make your own homemade disinfectant spray and accomplish the same thing for a fraction of the cost. The big difference between your homemade kitchen spray and the store-bought wipes is your homemade spray is non-toxic and the store-bought wipes are not.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Spray bottle
- Water (preferably distilled)
- Lemon essential oil (or any antibacterial oil of your liking)
Here’s How to Make the Kitchen Cleaning Spray
- Fill the spray bottle with equal parts of water and vinegar.
- Add several drops of lemon essential oil. The number of drops varies depending on the size of your container and your aroma preference.
How to Use the Kitchen Cleaning Spray
Shake, spray and wipe. In an attempt to keep this process as green as possible, keep a small dish or washcloth near the spray bottle. This way you can reuse the cloth. If the cloth gets too soiled, toss it in the washing machine with the rest of the towels.
The vinegar and water combo is great for shining chrome, stainless steel, glass or any other glossy surface. When you’re done with the kitchen, you can use it to clean the counters in the bathroom.
Kitchen Spray Ingredient Properties:
- Vinegar: Antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic and disinfectant
- Lemon Essential Oil: Antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, disinfectant and smells good.
- Water: Helps to stretch the mixture and dilute the vinegar smell.
Compare your ingredients to those of Clorox Wipes:
Or with the ingredients in Lysol Wipes:
For the price of commercial wipes, you can purchase all of the ingredients for your homemade spray and continually refill your spray bottle for a very long time.