This homemade antibacterial cleaning spray / Anti Mould Spray only takes a few minutes to make with common household items in the kitchen. Its all natural without harsh additives.
The vinegar and Tea Tree/ Eucalyptus Oils are naturally antibacterial and anti-fungal and are great on worktops, bathroom grouting (removes black and red mould), tiles, wooden and laminate floors and more.
Very mouldy areas may need more than one application to get it off. You can make a solution to specifically remove mould. Use the 20 drops of Tea Tree or Eucalyptus oil or both (10 drops of each), plus the 300ml of White Vinegar.
Sprinkle some baking soda on the heavily soiled surface and use the spray to wet it. You’ve just made Antibacterial Cleansing Cream.
Some people are allergic to Tea Tree oil. In that case, use Eucalyptus Oil only. The lavender oil is not as effective and only make a general cleaner.
As with all cleaners test it on a small hidden area first. Spray a bit of the cleaner on a cloth and wipe.
You will need:
- 1L Spray Bottle – preferably transparent to see fill level (£3.95 for 2)
- small Funnel to fill Bottle (£1.04 for 4)
- a label and pen – chalkboard labels are great (£3.49 – 12pcs / £3.54 – 48pcs / £6.99 – 214pcs)
- 500ml water
- 100ml – 300ml of White Vinegar 1 x 5L – White Vinegar Bulk Buy 4 x 5L
- Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking Soda) 2 to 5 Tbsp
- 10 to 20 drops of Tea Tree, Eucalyptus or Lavender Oil, or a mix (20 bottle 10ml Essential Oils Set)
- the oils are optional but make a more effective cleaner and smell they nice
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How to make the Anti Bacterial Spray
How to make the Anti Bacterial Spray/ Anti Mould Spray
Fill the water and the chosen amount of White Vinegar into your bottle, using the funnel.
Add the oils and mix well. If you are mixing the oils, use half the amount. 10 drops Tea Tree, 10 drops Eucalyptus. I haven’t tried mixing the oils so I don’t know how it will smell. I’ve only used one at a time.
Now slowly add the baking soda. I say slowly because it will bubble up.
Stick the label on the bottle and write down – Anti Bacterial Cleaner or Anti Mould Spray – how much vinegar and what oils you used. This is especially helpful if you make different concentrations of the cleaner.