March 13, 2020
Since posting about our company’s protocol for keeping team members and clients safe from germs due to flu season and COVID-19, we have received requests for our all-natural disinfectant spray recipe.
As you are aware, commercial disinfectant sprays and wipes are hard to find at your local grocery store. If you are able to find them online, they are probably being sold at a premium. Many of these commercial brands are also toxic to pets.
For our spray, we went to Walmart and picked up several dozen 24 oz. spray bottles.
You also need hydrogen peroxide, Dawn dish detergent, and coconut oil. For the coconut oil, we used Carrington Farms organic coconut cooking oil, unflavored, which can also be found at Walmart.
Fill a 24 oz spray bottle with water, leave approximately 1 1/2 – 2 inches of space at the top of the bottle. If you will be using all the spray within a few weeks, regular tap water is fine. If your spray will have a longer shelf life, boil your tap water for at least 15 minutes to kill any contaminants. Let cool before using. You can also use distilled water if preferred.
- Add 1 Tablespoon of Dawn dish detergent
- Add 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil
- Add 2 Tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
Screw the spray top back onto the bottle and shake up the mixture to blend. It is ready to use. Shake the mixture to blend before each use.
This mixture can now be used to disinfect common surfaces as well as clean a dog’s feet and fur. NOTE: do not spray this formula on a cat’s fur. Cats are sensitive to hydrogen peroxide and can develop irritation and bleeding of their stomach, which has been fatal to some cats.