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Sanitizing with Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide

This non-toxic method was developed by Susan Sumner, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, as a way of sanitizing food. Not only does it work great for that but I have found it useful elsewhere around the home.

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The trick is to keep the two substances in separate bottles.

WARNING: If you mix them together beforehand, not only does it lose its effectiveness as a sanitizer, but it produces peracetic acid which is not something you want around. Therefore, DO NOT mix them together in the same bottle.

Instructions:

  1. Fill spray bottles with hydrogen peroxide and vinegar, separately.
  2. Spray the surface you want to clean with a light coating of hydrogen peroxide. Let it bubble for a moment.
  3. Note: You can actually do steps 1 & 2 in any order. However, I like spraying the hydrogen peroxide first because it can help me spot the worst places when it bubbles.

  4. Now spray the surface with the vinegar. Again, let it sit a moment.
  5. Wipe down with your cloth and toss the cloth in the washing machine when you are done.

This works great in the bathroom and is totally non-toxic. I have even killed mold with it successfully.

Source: The Urban Homestead by Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen

By Jess from Hillsboro, OR

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