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.
- Daily as needed
- Cleaner surfaces
- Non-toxic ingredients
- No harmful fumes
- Saving money
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