Eco disinfectant?

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Eco disinfectant?

Post: #153974 Uller
Sun May 17, 2009 10:13 am

I am gradually working my way through household cleaners (all of which are eco anyway) and replacing them with bicarb/white vinegar etc.

Found a recipe for just about everything I need, but does anyone have any ideas for a disinfectant I could use for things like dishcloths & toilet brushes? (Disinfected separately of course!! :wink: )
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Re: Eco disinfectant?

Post: #153991 bodrighy
Sun May 17, 2009 12:23 pm

Grapefruit seed extract, lemon, vinegar, Lavendar, cedar, cinnamon, mint all have disinfetant and / or anti bacterial properties. Try googling 'Natural disinfectants' there is quite a range.

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Re: Eco disinfectant?

Post: #154013 Clara
Sun May 17, 2009 2:34 pm

pine and lemon essential oils are traditional - that's why, even though synthetic, chemical cleaners are often scented thus. tea tree oil of course too
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Re: Eco disinfectant?

Post: #154045 The Riff-Raff Element
Sun May 17, 2009 7:07 pm

One can make a fine disinfectant soap by incorperating rosin from pine resin (which fits with Carla's point). Smells a little like the old fashioned coal tar soaps which, pervert that I am, I have always rather liked the scent of.

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Re: Eco disinfectant?

Post: #154355 Peggy Sue
Wed May 20, 2009 1:24 pm

I heard tea tree is a disinfectant too. Personally I use white vinegar.
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