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Herbs and essential oils are highly effective household cleaners, and many of them have antibacterial properties.
Lemongrass, lemon myrtle, tea tree, eucalyptus, sage, oregano and lavender, as well as many others, contain powerful antimicrobial properties that rival many commercial cleaners.
Fresh herbs also make natural cleaners. Simply place the herbs in a jar with white vinegar for six weeks.
Typical pantry staples that can be used to make homemade cleaners include baking soda (it deodorises and dissolves grease and dirt), cider or white vinegar (a weak form of acetic acid, which is antibacterial), Castile soap (a surfactant made from olive oil that loosens and washes away dirt) and lemon juice (which has antibacterial properties).
Choose your herbs, either fresh or dried, or in the form of essential oils. Studies have also shown that essential oils can halt airborne microbes, which are easily spread by coughing, sneezing, even talking or turning the pages of books.
Leftover citrus peels are effective, as these contain a large amount of bioflavonoids and limonene, which have strong antibacterial properties.