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10 DIY Recipes For Disinfecting Sprays, Wipes, & Hand Sanitizers

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10 Best DIY disinfecting sprays, wipes and sanitizers that are alcohol-based to kill viruses and leave your home germ free!


DIY Disinfectant Sanitizers

As you may know if you keep up with me, I love making my own homemade non-toxic cleaning products

DIY chemical-free disinfectants are safer for us and help us live a more frugal lifestyle because they can help us save so much money.

Not only that but when you make homemade products you are helping the environment cut down on unneeded waste. 

What Can You Use As A Natural Disinfectant?

There are several ingredients that can be used as a natural disinfectant.

Many essential oils are considered anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal.

Vinegar and hydrogen peroxide are two great disinfectants as well.

But the #1 disinfectant ingredient is highly-concentrated rubbing alcohol.

How Do You Make Natural Antibacterial  Cleaner?

Now in many of my cleaning recipes, I use essential oils because they claim to be anti-bacterial and anti-viral.

There are many studies proving the power of essential oils, but essential oils are NOT regulated by the FDA.  

Every time someone in my family is sick, I diffuse DEFENDER. It has helped cut down the spread of illness to the whole house. 

You can read more about our cold and virus home remedies and preventative measures here

DIY Disinfectants That Kill Viruses

Now if you are looking for a DIY disinfectant for the COVID-19 outbreak, the CDC recommends ONLY using items that contain at least 60% isopropyl alcohol. 

Also, even though essential oils claim to be anti-viral and anti-bacterial, the CDC is still only recommending sanitizers with a high percentage of alcohol. 

If you want a DIY Disinfectant to combat the corona virus, then you must USE 60% or higher of rubbing alcohol. 

The following DIY sanitizing recipes are ALL alcohol-based. 

Some recipes may call for vodka which is alcohol but be sure to substitute 60% or higher isopropyl alcohol. 

10 DIY Alcohol-Based Disinfecting Sprays, Wipes & Sanitizers

When disinfectants are sold out everywhere, you can make your own homemade alcohol-based sanitizing sprays, wipes and hand gels.

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Saturday 28th of March 2020

love these cleaning recipes so much right now

Julie Plagens

Friday 27th of March 2020

I have been bleaching our handles everyday. I need to try something less toxic. These seem like great recipes for everyone to use, especially since the hoarders have taken it all from the stores. I do have hand gel. Hopefully, it will last a while.

Jessica Goodpaster

Friday 27th of March 2020

DIY disinfecting cleaners are in demand right now! Thanks for this list.


Thursday 26th of March 2020

We have been making our own hand sanitizer with essential oils, 99% rubbing alcohol and aloe and then i whisk it until its the perfect gel consistency and it has worked AMAZING!


Thursday 26th of March 2020

This post really will come in handy for me since I have not been able to find any disinfecting spray at the store. Now I am excited that I can make my own.