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Use a natural disinfectant on your kitchen countertops to reduce the risk of food-borne bacteria when preparing meats and seafood. Animal products contain germs that range from e-coli to salmonella, which can cause severe diarrhoea and food poisoning in humans.
Some easy-to-make natural disinfectants:
Pour two cups (473 ml) of water into a spray bottle. If you recycle your old disinfectant bottle, rinse it thoroughly to remove trace chemicals.
Add 20 drops of tea tree oil to the bottle. Tea tree oil is a naturally-occurring essential oil with anti-fungal properties that can kill staphylococcus, e-coli, shigella, and salmonella. Tea tree oil is usually obtainable from health shops.
Measure two tablespoons of white spirit vinegar. The acidic qualities in vinegar help to kill germs and reduce microbial growth. This makes it an ideal and safe natural kitchen disinfectant. Combine the vinegar with the tea tree oil and water, then shake.
Combine half a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid with the water, tea tree oil and white spirit vinegar. Dishwashing liquid gives extra cleaning power to homemade kitchen disinfectants. Shake the disinfectant cleaner to blend ingredients and begin cleaning your kitchen surfaces.
Now you can prepare those festive season feasts on spotless and germ free counters.
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