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Homemade Tanning Bed Cleaner

Nina Rotz
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Tanning beds require maintenance and cleaning to prevent germs and bacteria from spreading to individuals using them. You do not have to purchase commercial cleaning solution because natural ingredients can be used to mix a batch of a homemade cleaning product.

Cleaning Solution

Combine equal parts water and white distilled vinegar in a spray bottle until it is full. You can find this type of white distilled vinegar at grocery stores. Shake mixture after tightening spray lid on the bottle. White distilled vinegar is a great alternative to chemicals as it effectively kills mold, bacteria and germs, due to its level of acidity.

Essential Oils

Essential oils--such as tea tree, lemon, lavender and eucalyptus--are natural disinfectants that will help kill fungus and bacteria on tanning beds. Add two drops of essential oil into your spray bottle cleaning solution and shake well.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a natural antibacterial that can be used in the homemade tanning solution for an added protection against germs. Add the squeezed juice of half a lemon to your solution and shake to combine ingredients. The lemon juice will also provide a freshening and clean scent to the tanning bed cleaning solution.

Use and Storage

Spray the entire tanning bed, especially acrylic liners, with your homemade cleaning solution and wipe with a paper towel or soft washcloth. Replace washcloth after each cleaning application. Place a label on your spray bottle solution so that you always know what it should be used for. The cleaning solution should be kept in a cool, dry place like other cleaning products and can be kept indefinitely.

What Not to Use

Do not add ammonia or bleach into your homemade cleaning solution as these chemicals can damage the acrylic on tanning beds.