How to Use Vinegar to Disinfect

Grocery stores have an aisle of filled with different types and brands of disinfectants and cleaners.

Fresh lemon juice can be added to vinegar to take away its sour smell.Fresh lemon juice can be added to vinegar to take away its sour smell.
Before these cleaners were created, some women turned to vinegar for disinfecting kitchens and bathrooms. According to Tau Topics, a food scientist named Susan Sumner still recommends a combination of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide for sanitizing surfaces.

Fill a spray bottle with 3 percent hydrogen peroxide.

Spray surfaces with the hydrogen peroxide, then wipe with a damp sponge.

Fill another spray bottle with 1 qt. warm water.

Add 1/4 cup vinegar to the water.

Pour 2 tbsp. lemon juice into the spray bottle.

Spray the same surfaces with the vinegar mixture, then wipe with a damp sponge.

Things You Will Need

  • 2 spray bottles
  • 3 percent hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 qt. warm water
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 damp sponges

About the Author

Megan Richardson began her career as a freelance writer and editor in 2009. She has experience in public relations and event planning, and she worked as a writer's assistant to a published author for more than a year. Her work has also appeared in "The Daily Sentinel." Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University