Homemade Recipe: Herbal Disinfectant

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: kids are full of germs. I am always wiping down toys, books and furniture to avoid spreading around cooties. But just thinking about using highly toxic chemicals to do this makes me cringe – Lysol, Clorox, bleach…yikes. Not only do I not want myself or my family inhaling, licking (my son is teething, everything goes right into his mouth) or touching these chemicals, they can be a source of respiratory problems and allergies, things I’d rather avoid with my kids.

So I did a little research and found this great homemade recipe for a do-it-yourself herbal disinfectant spray with some simple ingredients. My favorite thing in this cleaner is Borax – did you know that it’s a natural disinfectant that has been around for almost 4,000 years? We’re going to give this recipe a try and see how it works!


  • 2 cups HOT water (Borax requires hot water to dissolve properly)
  • 1/4 cup Borax
  • 3 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 5 drops of lemon oil
  • 5 drops of lavender


Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray and wipe clean with a cloth.


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