Homemade Disinfectant


  • 1 Tbsp sage

  • 1 Tbsp rosemary

  • 1 Tbsp lavender

  • 1 Tbsp thyme

  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed

  • 2-3 sticks of cinnamon, smashed

  • a handful of fresh lemon peels

  • 16 ounces of apple cider vinegar (find raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar here)

(Note: You can grow your own or find all of the dried herbs here.)


  1. Place all of the ingredients (except vinegar) in a quart mason jar.

  2. Warm the vinegar (don’t boil or allow it to steam) and pour it over everything in the jar.

  3. Place a plastic lid on your jar (as the vinegar may corrode metal) and set the jar aside, shaking it daily for at least 2-3 weeks. I really like to allow this to steep for 6 weeks, but if you are in a hurry and the vinegar smells potent you can stop it earlier.

To Use as a Disinfectant

Strain out the herbs and pour vinegar into a spray bottle. I like this especially for glass and for cleaning surfaces in the bathroom and kitchen. As I mentioned before, if you are ONLY using this formula as a disinfectant, white distilled vinegar can be used in place of apple cider vinegar.