This is a quick and easy instructable everyone can do to make a powerful and cheap disinfectant which is safer to use than other commercial products.
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Step 1: Materials
2 Spray nozzles/spray bottles
Step 2: Preparation
Pour the vinegar in a clear container with a spray nozzle and do the same with the Hydrogen Peroxide. As shown in the photo, the bottle the hydrogen peroxide I have had the correct spout size and threading for the spray nozzle so I was able to save on buying a bottle. Which is actually recommended as Hydrogen Peroxide should be kept in a dark container and this way it's also nicely labeled.
Step 3: Usage
Spray the surface to be disinfected with either one of the bottles (which one first doesn't matter) then immediately spray with the other ingredient. Let the two liquids sit for a couple minutes before wiping with a damp cloth. The result is clean and germ free!
Step 4: How It Works
Vinegar is widely used as a cleaner and degreaser on it's own, when mixed with Hydrogen Peroxide the result is Peracetic Acid. Peracetic Acid is an irritant and can be corrosive so DO NOT mix both liquids in one bottle. The acid is powerful enough to breakdown the proteins in many viruses/bacteria which may cause illness.
Step 5: Other Comments
As with using any cleaning product, please wear gloves and rinse out your cloth well after use.
Do not use this method on wood surfaces and other delicate materials. The acid may damage the finish
Do not mix the liquids in a single container!
Always exercise caution around pets and children. Keep the bottles inaccessible and always tightly sealed/the spout on the "off" position when not in use.
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