Hey all! Welcome to the yucky post all about cleaning. I know, run away…run away!! But STOP! The next few minutes of reading yucky stuff will be so useful. Truly! We don’t write a whole lot of tutorials, tips and tricks, and all that jazz about cleaning. Because, let’s face it…cleaning is fairly straight forward. We can pretend all we want to give you the next best thing but it’s just hype and drama. There is no next best thing for cleaning. It’s still very much the same way it was 20 years ago. Sadly. But, we do have a few little tricks that streamline the old-school way of cleaning. And today we have one of our faves. All-purpose DIY antibacterial cleaner. In only 3 ingredients that you can find at your local Walmart. For real!
This little beauty takes away the need for multiple bottles of varying cleaners AND it’s anti-bacterial. So, it kills germs and stops mold. Really, it stops mold. Clean your bathroom, kitchen, basement…anywhere that gets a little damp and this fabulous stuff will keep that mold away.
Secret ingredient: Tea Tree Oil.
- Tea Tree oil is a magic little guy. Use it to spot treat acne. To clear up poison ivy. To keep away ants. The list goes on!
- Rubbing alcohol is used instead of water because the alcohol evaporates and leaves the tea tree oil instead of sticking. Perfect for already damp areas!
- WARNING: spot test the cleaner on painted surfaces. Some oil-based paints/stains come off with rubbing alcohol (not many! but some.) You can always do the water version if you are worried.
- WARNING: tea tree oil is toxic if ingested in large amounts. Keep away from children that might drink the bottle. gross.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR DIY ANTIBACTERIAL CLEANER: Click here for video tutorial.
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