We love our homemade, natural cleaners. But we know that some people (especially germaphobes) have a hard time switching over from conventional cleaners because they worry that these homemade recipes don't have the same germ-killing powers.
So we were delighted to come across a collection of natural cleaner recipes specifically designed to repel germs at the San Francisco Chronicle.
These recipes call for germ-fighting ingredients like hydrogen peroxide and tea tree oil—two products that sanitize and fight bacteria and fungus.
If you don't feel like making your own cleaners at home, the article also recommends the new Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner made by Seventh Generation (which hits store shelves this month).
Get the three germ-fighting recipes&mdashDIY Scented Scrub, Cinch-y Sanitizer, Mold and Mildew Repellent—at the San Francisco Chronicle.
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