In the never-ending war between cleaning products and germs, the germs seem to be winning.
According to a study conducted by a team from Université Laval Agriculture and Food Sciences and published in the Journal of Food Protection, about 40% of commercial cleaners don’t even clean properly.
They don’t get rid of noroviruses (viruses that cause more than 50% of stomach flu and food poisoning) unless you use a bleach-based cleaner.
These types of viruses are quite tough, and they reproduce at an astonishing rate.
A tiny batch of 5 bacteria becomes a horde of more than 10 million germs in just 7 hours, according to the CDC.
This is why in the US alone these viruses infect more than 21 million people.
Germs are becoming tougher.
There are more and more people in the world and people are now entering into previously uninhabited locations.
Poverty levels have contributed to an increasing lack of focus on overall health and the prevention of disease.
Antibacterial products are being overused which causes germs to become more immune to cleaning agents, and more efficient transportation means that people—and germs—are spreading faster and farther.
The way we damage our air, water, and soil, also doesn’t help.
Commercial products are largely ineffective.
Some of them are even toxic; bleach, for example, is troublesome for asthmatics and it can cause skin burns and breathing complications.
Natural disinfectants can be a better alternative.
Although you may have to be a bit more imaginative and you may have to exert a bit more effort, natural disinfectants offer a lot of advantages over commercial products.
Essentially, they are often much more effective as cleaners, they don’t have dangerous side effects, and they are more affordable as well.
You can use club soda in a spray bottle or a part of vinegar mixed with three parts water to clean windows and mirrors.
Hydrogen peroxide can whiten surfaces much like bleach, but with a greater safety margin.
You can also use baking soda as a fabric softener for your rinse cycle.
You can simmer cinnamon and cloves on a stove as air freshener, and baking soda absorbs unpleasant smells from inside freezers and refrigerators and from trash cans and carpets.
Tea tree oils and lavender are natural antibacterial agents.
You only need to use a small amount, and they leave behind a great smell when you mix them with hydrogen peroxide or baking soda.
It is amazing what this product does with no harmful chemicals, but because it is special it can not freeze or be exposed to intense heat or direct sunlight.
Sprayers ship separately in the pack, you attach them them when they arrive.
Kills 99.9% of germs, bacteria & viruses including cold, flu, strep, staph, MRSA, E.coli, listeria, salmonella, more.
We make your cleaning faster, easier – because we don’t have the extra step of rinsing.
After working, it breaks down into saline water!
Just wipe if prefer or air dry.
No hazards to humans warnings (unlike almost every single household disinfectant!)
Safe to use on any hard, non-porous surface including finished wood, stainless steel, sealed granite, ceramic tile, glass, more.
This product contains no bleach, and is not diluted bleach.
But since the active ingredient (Hypochlorous) naturally has a chlorine swimming pool-like scent, some people smell this product and think it is bleach or diluted bleach.