This Daily Sink Spray is one I began using after reading that most kitchen sinks are dirtier than toilets.
Despite my best efforts, my family continues to think of the kitchen sink as their go-to spot for hand washing. Just took the trash out? Did some yard work? Cleaned cat puke off the floor? It never fails: those hands get washed in the kitchen sink while I stand there glaring. After a few years of that I realized I’ll never get my family to change, but that doesn’t mean I have to put up with a filthy sink, either.
So rather than standing guard over the sink 24/7 I decided to create a spray that would kill germs. While I was at it, I wanted something that would treat odors and leave a nice shine on my stainless steel sink.
Oh, and I wanted it to work on bathroom sinks, too.
Although scrubbing the kitchen sink and wiping the bathroom basins are part of my daily cleaning routine, I wanted something I could quickly use when I know the sink needs a bit of extra attention. Like when my son banged the mud off of his tennis shoes in the kitchen sink the other day, or any time I cook with raw chicken.
This spray draws its disinfecting power from rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol — which UK readers know as “surgical spirits”. The few drops of soap contained in the solution power through grime, while lemon essential oil deodorizes and shines. Since lemon essential oil doesn’t contain citric acid, as fresh lemons would, it’s safe for granite and marble, too.
Daily Sink Spray
1. Add all ingredients to spray bottle.
2. Swirl gently to combine.
3. Spray liberally onto sink basins, drains, and faucets.
4. Wipe with a microfiber cloth or other lint-free material.
5. Store in a dark cupboard between uses.
6. KEEP AWAY FROM FLAME.
For particularly worrisome messes, like that raw chicken, I like to let the surface remain damp for a minute or two before wiping. You can use this on the area surrounding the sink, too.
Equipment I Use For This: