Natural Disinfectant

Natural Disinfectant

Washing hands cc by SCA Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget

Use Hyrdogen Peroxide and White Vinegar as a disinfectant

Susan Sumner, a Food scientist at Virginia Polytechnic and State University, found that spraying vinegar and hydrogen peroxide together creates a very strong disinfectant that is environmentally safe, effective against salmonella, shigella, and E. Coli, and ten times stronger than using either ingredient by itself. Do not mix the two ingredients in the same spray bottle, as the hydrogen peroxide will deteriorate. This technique can be used on fruits and vegetables (rinse under running water after you spray), kitchen counters, cutting boards, garbage cans and so much more.


Take a regular brown bottle of hydrogen peroxide you get from the drug store (3% solution) and find a spray nozzle for that bottle (because opaque spray bottles will let sunlight in and cause the hydrogen peroxide to deteriorate). Then fill an opaque spray bottle with undiluted white vinegar. The best results come from spraying one mist after the other (doesn’t matter which first) on the surface you want to disinfectant, waiting five minutes, then wiping it up.

Recommended Frequency:

  • Daily as needed

Expected Benefits

  • Cleaner surfaces
  • Non-toxic ingredients
  • No harmful fumes
  • Saving money

Clicking the button below will take you to a page where you can add a reminder to your calendar for Natural Disinfectant. You must have a Simple Daily Change account to set up calendar reminders.

Featured on:

Simple Lives Thursday
Small Footprint Fridays

2 Responses to Natural Disinfectant

  1. Pingback: Natural Disinfectant | Simple Daily Change | Live Dan 330

  2. Website Reply

    June 16, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Excellent blog post. I definitely appreciate this site. Thanks!|

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>