Cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces are steps we should always be taking, but it is especially critical during COVID-19. As supplies can be scarce, here are some DIY cleaning recipes you can use as alternatives.
Homemade Hand Sanitizer
2/3 cup 99 percent rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)
1/3 cup aloe vera gel
8 to 10 drops essential oil, optional
Mix all ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly with a spoon. Using a funnel, carefully pour the mixture into a bottle of your choice, screw the top of your bottle on tight, and begin use.
1/2 cup 99 percent rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)
1 cup water
15 drops lavender essential oil
15 drops lemon essential oil
Add ½ cup rubbing alcohol to a spray bottle. Then, add in a cup of water. Finally, add in 15 drops of lemon essential oils followed by 15 drops of lavender essential oil. Screw on the spray bottle and give a good shake. Shake before each use
Homemade Bleach Disinfectant Spray
4 teaspoons household bleach
Pour both into one-quart spray bottle, shake vigorously. Spray on surface to disinfect, let sit for 10 minutes, wipe away with wet cloth.
Homemade All-Purpose Wipes
2 cups of warm water
1 tablespoon dish soap
1 roll of paper towels
1 cup 99 percent rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)
Mix together water, soap, and alcohol. Place paper towels in a sealable container and pour mixture over paper towels. Cover container and then allow paper towels to soak up liquid. Use as desired.