I, in a typical bout of silliness, forgot that I had several web sites saved that had information on natural disinfectants. So here are a few homemade recipes for anyone else who is interested.
Mix a half-cup of borax (a natural mineral that kills mold and bacteria) with 1 gallon hot water. Add a few sprigs of fresh thyme. Steep for 10 minutes, strain and cool. Store in a recycled plastic spray bottle or better yet, a GLASS spray bottle.
In a spray bottle, put water and a squirt of natural soap such as bath gel base (#3751). Add your favorite antiseptic, anti-bacterial essential oils (e.g., 5 drops each of lavender, lemon, and lemongrass essential oils). Shake well before each use.
* Squire natural soap
* 5 drops each of lavender, lemon, and lemongrass
Or simply add a drop or two of eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, pine, juniper, thyme, or rosemary to a damp cloth. Wipe down the surfaces and notice how a chore turns into pleasure. Note: Use natural cleaning tools (natural sponge, mop) because essential oils can react with plastic.
Disinfectant Spray Cleaner
2 cups water
2 tsp tea tree
1 tsp lemon juice
2 drops rosemary
2 drops lavender
If anyone wants the sites that these came from, just let me know. Thanks for all your help!