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10 Home Made Natural House Hold Sanitisers


Nowadays we are stacking and stuffing our homes with highly toxic items that cause different diseases. Why are we using these dangerous things when there are such a large number of natural items that are effortlessly accessible in your kitchen? We can use the properties of some awesome and inexpensive things as natural sanitisers in our daily life.

Many of the homemade natural sanitisers and home deodorisers in the market contain chemicals that are harmful to our body. Low quality santisers may contain even carcinogenic chemicals. You can use more common, simple, inexpensive and powerful natural sanitisers, that will be a safer option to what you might be using right now.


Natural ingredients have a variety of properties like anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, insect repellent, stain removal and air freshening. It's important to use natural sanitisers and natural home deodorisers not only at home, but also in other public places like schools, offices and libraries. Nowadays the markets are full of chemical and harmful products, but with a little attention and time we can use eco-friendly sanitisers without much difficulty.

Let Us Explore Some Fantastic Natural Household Sanitisers.


Tea Tree Oil

It is one of the most safe and widely used kitchen cleanser because of its anti-bacterial properties. If consumed it is poisonous, so make sure to keep away from children.



Vinegar is a powerful anti-grease agent. It is used to clean kitchen counters, dishwashers, greasy oven and cloudy glass wares. It is widely used for cleaning purposes, but it does not kill harmful bacterias.



Eucalyptus is a common disinfectant that has antiviral and antibacterial properties. Also, it is an effective insect repellent. Eucalyptus is an active ingredient in home-based hand sanitisers.



It is a multipurpose homemade natural household sanitiser used to clean dirty windows and floors, to remove carpet stains and as an insect repellent. Also, it eliminates urine odour from mattresses.


Baking Soda

Baking soda, otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate is also a multi-purpose natural sanitiser. It is also used as a deodoriser. It removes foul smell from refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave oven.


Washing Soda

It is known as SAL soda or sodium carbonate decahydrate. It is used in removing tough stains, cleaning tiles, walls, sinks and tubs. Take care when using SAL as it irritates mucous membranes. Also, avoid using it on aluminium.


Hydrogen Peroxide

An effective germ killer, hydrogen peroxide is used in cleaning, cutting boards, garbage bins, dish scrubbers, toilets and bedpans. We can also use it to kill mould on walls.



As a natural weed killer and a normal household cleaner,the uses of lemon are plentiful. It is used to remove bathroom stains, combat strong odours and clean dirty dishes. It is also used as a strong ant repellent.



You can use drops of lavender oil along with diluted vinegar and water in cleaning floors and tiles. Not only it cleans, but also it is very aromatic.


Corn Starch

Corn starch is a very good cleaning agent. It is widely used to clean windows, remove dust or dirt from carpets and also to polish furniture.

Story first published: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:30 [IST]
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