Homemade Non-Toxic Disinfectant

Homemade Non-Toxic Disinfectant - This is really easy and do-able!


I had several people ask about my Non-toxic disinfectant recipe, so here it is:

16 oz. water
3 tbsp. liquid castile soap
30 drops tea tree oil
Mix together in a spray bottle.


There are many, many ways you can make a non-toxic disinfectant if you don’t have these ingredients on hand.  (I order my ingredients from Vitacost since they have great prices, plus you get a $10 off $30 coupon when you create an account through my referral link. )

Other non-toxic products with disinfecting properties:

Vinegar water (50/50 ratio) (do not use on marble surfaces)

Hydrogen Peroxide (3 percent; if you want to spray it, you must use a dark spray bottle or screw the nozzle from another spray bottle directly onto the original peroxide bottle.) (Use vinegar and peroxide in conjunction with one another.)

Thieves Oil

Grapefruit seed extract


Do you have any favorite disinfectant recipes?  I’d love to hear about them!


DIY Non-toxic disinfectant - so easy and cheap to make!



Oh…and did you see that through January 17, ePantry is giving away a free cleaning kit to my readers?  Many of you have already taken advantage of this deal, but here’s the rundown in case you missed it!

When you sign up for ePantry using my referral link, you’ll get a free Mrs. Meyer’s Cleaning Kit.

Mrs. Meyer's Cleaning Kit

Here’s how it works:

1. Sign up for ePantry through this link. You’ll receive the Mrs. Meyer’s Cleaning Kit free when you sign up!

2. Answer a few quick questions about your family and how clean you keep your home (be honest!). This takes under 30 seconds and ePantry uses your responses to customize your first basket.

3. Once you’ve answered the questions, you can finalize the basket of products to suit your needs by adding or removing items.

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Have you already signed up for ePantry before?  They’ve been nice enough to extend an offer to existing customers as well! Existing customers click here to get 50% off the Mrs. Meyer’s Cleaning Kit with your next order.

Don’t forget this special offer is only available until January 17 or while supplies last.


If you suffer from decision-making paralysis like I do, you might want to copy this shopping basket.  It will get you close to the $20 that you need for your free cleaning kit, and it’s a great deal besides!  If you priced this all out at a store it would cost around $70!


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Be sure to let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll be happy to help!


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  1. is this disinfectan too strong enaugh to kill any bacteria ?

  2. I use a homemade mix- 2 cups hot water, stir 1 teaspoon (each) washing soda & dr. bronner’s tea tree, then add 2 tablespoons isopropyl alcohol. I will also add a few drops of an essential oil (mostly for smell- I’m not the biggest fan of tea tree but it’s just so awesome).

  3. Don’t use vinegar to clean tile, it will slowly erode the grout.

  4. I’ve noticed that many of the cleaners you list include tea tree oil (and I know the many benefits of it and I used to recommend it to everyone) but a few years ago I became highly allergic to tea tree oil. Like a tiny bit leads to hives and large amount can send me to the hospital with my eyes, lips, and throat all swelling. It sucks.
    Is there an alternative to tea tree oil that works just as well? Thanks!

    • ML Wells says:

      Have you looked at Thieves oil? It is a blend of oils. I don’t think it has tea tree oil in it but I cannot remember for sure. I believe Lavender oil also has antibacterial properties.

  5. Which liquid Castile soap is a good cleaning one to have? I was looking at the vitacost site ~


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