Get Rid of Bacteria with These 3 Natural Homemade Disinfectants and Sanitizers

Get Rid of Bacteria with These 3 Natural Homemade Disinfectants and Sanitizers

Prevent the spread of germs and viruses by taking necessary precautions such as disinfecting your purchases by using any one of the natural disinfectants listed below.

Just when it seems that the threat of Covid-19 is dying down, it suddenly surges up again with more than 100 recorded cases of it in Malaysia. That’s why it’s important to take preventive measures for yourself, your loved ones, your home, and even your purchases. Even going to the shopping mall doesn’t seem as fun an activity as before due to all the precautions one needs to take and keep in mind in order to carry out the simplest of tasks such as shopping for household items. So, prevent the spread of germs and viruses by taking necessary precautions such as disinfecting your purchases by using any one of the natural disinfectants listed below.

1. White Vinegar

white vinegar

Not just a powerful cleaner that cleans dishes and rusty tools, white vinegar is also a great disinfectant that helps to kill viruses and bacteria. However, since it isn’t a registered disinfectant like alcohol and bleach solutions, it is unable to get rid of certain germs such as staphylococcus. Yet, that doesn’t mean it isn’t an effective household disinfectant for your home. It just means that you’ll need to use other disinfectants alongside it to keep your home germ and bacteria-free.

2. Essential Oils

essential oils

Unlike white vinegar which has a slightly off-putting smell to it (that goes away when dry), essential oils are anything but smelly. In addition to smelling good, they are also beneficial in many ways so it’s unsurprising that they’re great at combating bacteria too. Various types of essential oils can be used as disinfectants such as tea tree, lemongrass, thyme, and lavender. Nevertheless, similar to white vinegar, it might not be strong enough to kill all types of germs and bacteria. Therefore, don’t just rely on it alone and instead also find other ways to disinfect and sanitize your belongings.

3. Lemon

lemons

An easy to obtain and cheap to purchase natural sanitizer is the humble lemon. Its citric acid doesn’t just work well on alkaline stains but it also helps to combat bacteria. Though slightly less effective than white vinegar, it is still a viable sanitizer option for your home and belongings. Just make sure to also apply other disinfectant methods when you clean your home for a germ-free environment.

These three natural sanitizers cum disinfectants are wonderful items to keep around your home for they’ll help you to keep the germ count to a manageable level. What’s more, they’re not difficult to obtain as you can purchase them from malls, supermarkets, and online stores. So whenever you purchase from any shop, take the extra measure and sanitize as well as disinfect them with any of the natural options provided. 

This article has been republished with permission from Printcious

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