Woman wearing rubber gloves and holding a bottle of homemade disinfectant spray

Homemade Bathroom Disinfectant Spray

Course: homemade cleaner
Keyword: bathroom disinfectant, disinfecting, homemade cleaner
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Waiting Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Katie Berry
Use to disinfect bathroom surfaces after cleaning.
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Equipment

  • Spray bottle

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol at least 70 percent strength
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar (see note) no substititions
  • 10 drops essential oils (optional) Oils with mild disinfecting properties include tea tree, lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus. (Keep pets away until dry.)

Instructions

  • Pre-clean the surface with hot, soapy water and dry it.
  • Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and swirl.
  • Spray the surface until thoroughly saturated. Wait 5 minutes then wipe dry, or let air dry.

Notes

NOTE: Do not use vinegar on marble, granite, or other natural stone surfaces. Instead, omit the vinegar and increase the rubbing alcohol to 1 1/2 cup.