Thyme Disinfectant Cleanser

Thyme Disinfectant Cleanser

2 1/2 cups (600 ml) water
1 handful fresh or dried thyme
1 cup (240 ml) white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon (1.5 ml) liquid castile soap

Keeping a natural disinfectant handy in the kitchen is crucial because overgrowth of some kinds of bacteria can lead to a variety of food borne illnesses. And if you abhor the idea of using harsh chemicals around your food, then this gentle yet effective formula might just be the cleanser for you. Bring the water to a gentle boil in a large stainless steel saucepan. Turn the heat to low, place the thy,e in the pot, and cover. Let simmer for 1 hour, then let sir until cool. Strain the liquid into a 24-ounce (700 ml) spray bottle, filling jar to the top with white vinegar and adding one squirt (about 1/4 teaspoon (3 ml) of liquid castile soap). Use as needed to clean and disinfect a variety of surfaces in the kitchen, including the stove, countertops, and cutting boards. 

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