Good Questions: Green Way to Disinfect Sink?

Good Questions: Green Way to Disinfect Sink?

Julia Cho
May 23, 2008

Corin has a good question: I've switched to all green cleaning products and I also use natural cleaners like baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice. But after preparing and cooking raw meat and other foods, I'd like to spray a disinfectant on the counter and sink. Are there any green disinfectants?

That's a good question.

We found a good answer over at Mom's Organic House. Natural oils will actually disinfect. For example, you can mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle and add tea tree oil- a natural disinfectant. She suggests lavender and thyme as two other oils that work well at disinfecting.

Essential oils smell so much nicer than Mr. Clean! It's definitely worth the switch.

Anyone else have another solution?

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