Having a kid with a food allergy makes me think what could I have possibly done to prevent this? Eat more nuts while pregnant? Eat less nuts while breastfeeding? Well no one knows the answer to that but it is speculated that our overuse of antibacterial products isn’t helping matters. We are living in too sterile of a world and using too harsh of chemicals to kill everyday bacteria that we don’t really need to kill to begin with. Same with overuse of antibiotics, but that has nothing to do with my “recipe” today so I won’t get into that. In an attempt to find a more green, healthy, and cheaper kitchen spray I decided to make it myself. Vinegar is a natural yet powerful disinfectant and when combined with a couple other simple ingredients, makes for an effective kitchen spray. The tea tree oil in it has antibacterial properties.
2 cups water
2 Tbs white vinegar
2 Tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp Castile’s Soap
20 drops tea tree oil
Mix all together in an old kitchen spray bottle (again, saving even more $ not having to buy a new bottle).
I ordered the Castile’s soap online, its an all natural soap. I read other places that you can use regular dawn dish soap too but I wanted to go as natural as possible. The tea tree oil can be found in Walmart by the vitamins.
Just spray as you would normal kitchen spray, and wipe dry. If you have a raw chicken spot or some other spot needing disinfecting, just let it sit for a minute or two before wiping dry.
If you need extra power, sprinkle some baking soda on the surface first, then spray. The instant combining of baking soda and vinegar will help remove tough stuck on grime. But you cant premix the baking soda in or else it neutralizes the vinegar in the bottle before you have the chance to use it to clean.