If you are among those on-the-run housewives, leaving a mess in the kitchen after cooking, or, you didn’t have time to do the dishes, then you should take a look over this article because it’s for you.

I get it! You are on the run, don’t have time to clean and disinfect the kitchen nor do the dishes, but at the same time you are afraid of germs and bacteria.

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If you don’t want to get sick because of the raw meat chopped on the wooden chopper or kept in the bowl, then you have to disinfect those dishes.

The kitchen utensils and countertops that come into contact with raw food (raw vegetables, raw meat, blood, fruits and leaves etc.) should be regularly disinfected if you don’t want to wake up with salmonella, MRSA, or other dangerous bacteria in the blood.

On the other hand, any housewife knows that it’s risky to use chemical-cleansing products on plates, choppers and kitchen countertops, especially if you have small and sensitive babies.

Prepare a natural disinfecting solution:

  • a few drops of tea tree oil
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • a spray bottle

Add the tea tree oil and vinegar in the spray bottle, and fill it with water. Spray the solution over the surfaces that you want to disinfect, and wipe it with paper towels.

If you want to obtain a natural disinfectant and cleaner, just add 1 teaspoon of baking soda and a few drops of dish detergent in the solution. Now, you can do the dishes with it!  

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  1. Is the tree oil optional? Is it just for scent or does it have cleaning properties?? I’m loving all your articles BTW!! I’ve been using the vinegar, baking soda and dish soap combo for almost a decade now in my home. I like using the Apple Cider over white vinegar, I prefer the scent over the regular and as far as I know they have the same cleaning properties. But my boyfriend can’t stand the smell, at all. I never thought of putting essential oils into the mix. Thanks for sharing 🙂