How to make lemon infused rubbing alcohol for disinfecting and cleaning.



By ALEXIS ROCHESTER


If you want to make an easy, powerful disinfectant for your home, try our lemon infused rubbing alcohol solution.


It is the key ingredient in our eBook all-purpose cleaner, but it is also great to use alone for a disinfectant.


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Ingredients:


Lemon peels to fill up entire jar


Rubbing alcohol (at least 70%)


Jar with secure lid


Directions:


Add the lemon peels to the jar and fill to the top with rubbing alcohol. Allow to infuse for at least two weeks. You can allow it to sit for even up to two months!


How To Use This for Cleaning:


Always dilute when using to clean. A good rule of thumb for cleaning is 1 cup of water to a few tablespoons of lemon infused rubbing alcohol.


You can also use it for kitchens, bathrooms and other areas of them home.


How To Use This for Disinfecting:


Clean the area with a cleaner (homemade or store-bought). Make sure surface is free from debris or food.


Then follow up with pure (undiluted) lemon infused rubbing alcohol. Spray the entire surface and saturate with the lemon rubbing alcohol.


Let it sit for 5-10 minutes (before it evaporates). Wipe off and be cautious about cross contamination.


Use caution on painted surfaces and check with manufacturer for natural stones. Pure rubbing alcohol can be harsh which is why we recommend dilution for regular cleaning. Only use it pure for disinfecting.


To learn more about cleaning vs disinfecting, make sure to read this blog post.


Alexis Rochester is an investigative chemist, blogger and founder of Chemistry Cachet. She shares science-based skin care, cleaning, gardening and health tips. She was diagnosed with RA at age 10, so she has a passion for pain management tips and research, along with sharing her journey through this disease. When she’s not writing for Chemistry Cachet, she is taking Pilates or Barre classes, and also received her Barre teaching certification this year! She grew up in Stephenville and recently moved back with her daughter, husband and bulldog. You can find her posting pictures and fun stories daily on Instagram. Also look for Chemistry Cachet on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn.