Angie's How To Create Homemade Disinfectant Spray

Date Published: Nov. 12, 2019

Time: 15 Minutes

It's not the most pleasant topic, but germs are pretty common around the house. To prevent illnesses and bacteria from spreading to you and your family, it's important to disinfect liberally. This homemade disinfectant recipe was developed by a food scientist at Virginia Tech to remove salmonella from meat and vegetables, but it also works great for getting rid of cold and flu germs.

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Tools & Materials Needed 
hydrogen peroxide (3% solution)
undiluted white vinegar
2 spray nozzles
one spray bottle
1 Hydrogen peroxide comes in a brown bottle because it's extremely light sensitive.

So leave it in the original bottle! Instead of transferring the liquid to another spray bottle, simply put a nozzle on the brown bottle from the store.

2 Fill an empty spray bottle with...

...undiluted white vinegar.

3Mist the surface with the hydrogen bottle

Don't combine the two liquids into one bottle – they will form a new chemical if they're combine that doesn't work as well.

4 This technique was developed to be sprayed directly onto food...

but you can use it to disinfect anything in your house. (This is especially handy when you have a sick person in your house). If you do use the spray on fruit or vegetables, rinse the food with water after you've disinfected to remove any lingering flavors.