While we realize that COVID-19 is having a profound influence on our day to day lives, and moreover our society is working diligently on trying to find solutions to safeguard themselves and their families at this crucial time.
In our research however, we did notice that several of the articles claim that the ingredients do in fact eliminate harmful bacteria and can protect against virus, however we suggest, checking first with the manufacturer or health care practitioner for more clarity and get more information as to what is the proper method of disinfecting against COVID-19.
The recipes we share below, are a natural approach to ‘cleaning’ your home, and many have been used for generations. With recommendations today in the war against COVID-19, that first we clean the surface prior to disinfecting, we hope that we will be able to impart a more natural method of cleaning in order to avoid the use of more harsh chemicals before your proceed with your disinfecting practices.
We have not forgotten that there are many natural solutions to our everyday care where we don’t need to expose ourselves and our families to toxins that sometimes can do more harm than good?
As well, many of these solutions are a cost effective and something that we already have on hand in our households, making fewer trips to the store.
Aromatic Rubbing Alcohol Disinfectant
If you would like more insight as to how Alcohol is used as a cleaning agent, you can read this Healthline article.
Aromatic Vinegar All Purpose Cleaner
If you would like more insight as to how Vinegar is used as a cleaning agent, you can read this Healthline article.
Vinegar & Baking Soda Spray
If you would like more insight on the many benefits of Vinegar and how it can be used, you can read this Healthline article.
Peroxide All Purpose Cleaner
If you would like more insight on what peroxide is and how it can be used as a safe cleaning agent in your home read this Healthline article.
This article includes this comment and link for more information.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)Trusted Source, hydrogen peroxide kills yeasts, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and mold spores.
We do however caution anyone to do their homework and educate themselves specifically on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on best practices to eliminate this virus from their home, or any virus specifically.
Vodka All Purpose Cleaner
While this recipe may work to provide an aromatic experience to cleaning your home, you should understand that it does not protect your family against the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In order for Vodka to be an effective cleaning agent, it should contain at least 60% alcohol content.
You will notice that we state that you should use a glass vessel to store your natural cleaning product in and that is because many of the natural ingredients such as essential oils can go rancid in plastic or can react to plastic. As well, your cleaner will last longer.
Also we should note to be careful using these products on natural stone, check with your stone supplier first if these are safe to use.
We care about you and the planet and we hope that the information shared here has given you some insight on how you can be more eco friendly in your home.