Disinfectant for Airborne Germs and Bacteria

various cleaning supplies
  • 1 hours
  • Beginner
  • 5-20
What You'll Need
Chlorine bleach
Commercial disinfectant
Disinfectant oils e.g clove and eucalyptus

Using disinfectant is the best way to protect your family from airborne bacteria and germs. Disinfectants are antimicrobial agents that are applied to kill microorganisms.

Disinfectant Sprays

The most effective home disinfectant is chlorine bleach. However, this is not suitable for fighting airborne germs. To disinfect the air properly, use a spray, but keep in mind that not all disinfectant sprays are suitable for this. Most are designed to be used on hard surfaces.

There are a number of disinfectant sprays available commercially that are designed for use in the air. These have a unique droplet structure combined with a propellant that allows them to disperse throughout the room for maximum coverage.

Many of these sprays have scents and make the air fresh by killing odor-causing bacteria.

There are drawbacks to disinfectant sprays. Their disinfecting powers have limited duration and use for killing surface bacteria.

Natural Choices

If you do not want to use chemicals, there are natural alternatives. Get a diffuser, a machine that vaporizes oils and allows them to waft throughout the air. Use essential oils to get maximum impact. Clove oil and eucalyptus oil are the two best for disinfectant use. The kitchen is particularly prone to microbes, here is how you can disinfect your kitchen cupboards and keep your family safe.