Kitchen counters are places where bacteria like to linger. To minimize bacterial growth, clean all kitchen surfaces immediately after preparing food. Kitchen surfaces that are acrylic or plastic can be effectively cleaned with this all-purpose cleaner homemade recipe.
2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon liquid castile soap
2 tablespoons baking soda
2 cups warm water
Mix the first three ingredients, and wait for the baking soda and vinegar to stop reacting. Then add the warm water, and gently shake to mix well. Use on surfaces to clean and disinfect. You can make this recipe whenever you need it. Don’t retain it for a long time. When in doubt, make fresh.
After cleaning your hard-surface well, then disinfect it, by making your own again.
During the bubonic plague in the Middle Ages, robbers used to steal from the belongings of the plague’s victims. The robbers, were spice traders and perfumers. To avoid contracting the plague, they would make a formula of essential oils ( such as garlic, eucalyptus, lemon, rosemary, and sage). Referred to as Thieves Oil, this all-natural blend makes a great nontoxic disinfectant. You can add it to other cleaning recipes for a healthy, natural alternative to commercial disinfectants.
Thieves Oil Blend
40 drops clove bud essential oil
35 drops lemon essential oilhttp://Dial-A-Maid.com
20 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil
Put all essential oils in a dark glass container. Close lid tightly and shake to mix all oils well.
To use as a disinfectant spray, mix 1 cup water and 8-10 drops Thieves Oil blend in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Spray on surfaces or in the air when you want to disinfect.
This smells great and is an all natural disinfectant. Give Dial-A-Maid a call for all your cleaning and disinfecting issues.