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Natural Homemade Cleaners: Herbal Antibacterial Disinfectant

By Kim Erickson
March/April 2002
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This herbal antibacterial disinfectant is better and safer than the popular antibacterial cleaners on the market today. It is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms and can be stored indefinitely.

  • 2 tablespoons borax
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 20 drops tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  1. Combine the borax and lemon juice with the water in a spray bottle. Cap and shake well to dissolve the mineral.
  2. Add the tea tree oil and shake again to disperse the oil. Use as you would any commercial all-purpose cleaner.

Kim Erickson writes on natural health and environmental issues and is the author of Drop Dead Gorgeous: Protecting Yourself from the Hidden Dangers of Cosmetics (Contemporary Books 2002).

Click here for the original article, Natural Healing: Natural Homemade Cleaners.

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