Ingredients: (or any combination you have on-hand)
- 1 Cup – Distilled Water
- 2 Tablespoons – Bleach
- Drops of Essential Oil
( Tea Tree Oil: Nature’s Disinfectant. For everyday purposes, tea tree oil has antiseptic properties. It’s useful for cleaning and deodorizing your household, when diluted with water in a spray bottle. )
- Combine all ingredients
- Pour mixture into wipes container, seal
- Tip/Adjust/Rotate container to coat all wipes with mixture
- Let sit for 1 hour
- Secure, Label and Store Properly
My boys are 15 years old and 11 years old, so they are aware of the dangers and can read. Always STORE and SECURE any toxic chemicals in your homes with small children properly.
Q. Can you make your own cleaner or disinfectant to kill coronavirus?
Yes. Though it’s safest to use a store-bought cleaner, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a diluted bleach solution (⅓ cup bleach per 1 gallon of water or 4 teaspoons bleach per 1 quart of water) for virus disinfection.
If you don’t have bleach, you could use isopropyl alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to disinfect certain surfaces. But do not mix different active ingredients together because doing so can create poisonous gases and cause serious burns.
“An important general rule is that you shouldn’t immediately wipe a disinfecting solution off as soon as you’ve applied it to a surface,” Schaffner says. “Let it sit there long enough to kill the viruses first.” Read the product’s directions and let it dry completely.
If you can’t find your favorite brand of cleaner right now, know that there are many store-bought products that work to inactivate viruses. You could look for options on the Environmental Protection Agency’s website, which has a list of disinfectants that meet the agency’s criteria for use against the new coronavirus. And see our report on household cleaners that destroy the coronavirus.
Source: “Your Questions on Coronavirus, Answered” by Consumer Reports https://www.consumerreports.org/coronavirus/common-coronavirus-questions-answered/