How to turn everyday household products into powerful disinfectants...Starting with VODKA.
Before we dive in. Did you know that even the most popular over the shelf disinfectants instruct you to let it sit for 5-10 minutes before wiping? Crazy right? #Mindblown! Anyway, this rule applies to these cleaning tips as well.
Chase Dazz with a nice shot of vodka.
When you’re not whipping up a round of martinis, you can use your stash of vodka to make a powerful disinfectant for your home. The vodka just has to be at least 60% ABV, or 120 proof, in order to work effectively, and any liquor that meets those requirements will work just fine as well...but don’t waste a good scotch.
Here are the simple steps to cleaning and disinfecting using DAZZ and Vodka:
Step 1: Clean your surface with some DAZZ! An all-natural cleaner like DAZZ is the first and best line of defense against bacteria.
Step 2: After you’ve wiped the DAZZ away, transfer the bottle’s trigger sprayer over to that bottle of vodka (it’ll fit like a glove, trust us).
Step 3: Spray your surface with the vodka until it’s completely wet.
Step 4: Let it sit for 10 minutes, then wipe it down again and you’re done!
Those ten minutes in that last step are crucial for making sure that the surface gets sufficiently disinfected and sanitized -- that’s the amount of time your disinfectant needs to kill all the nasty germs. Besides, you can make yourself a nice stiff martini while you wait!
So maybe you’re not much of a drinker, but you do have a fully-stocked medicine cabinet. Well good news! You can still make a strong disinfectant using what you have, which in this case may be hydrogen peroxide (or even rubbing alcohol).
The steps are pretty similar to the ones for using vodka:
Step 1: Clean with Dazz and wipe down surface
Step 2: Transfer over trigger sprayer (yep, it fits on the little brown bottle too)
Step 3: Coat that surface with a hefty layer of hydrogen peroxide
But Step 4 is when it gets a bit different! Hydrogen peroxide breaks down into simple water and oxygen, making it safe for you, your home, and the environment, and unlike vodka it doesn’t leave a sticky residue. This means that, after you spray your surface down with the hydrogen peroxide, you can just leave it and walk away!
Using Bleach to Turn DAZZ Into a Disinfectant
We don’t normally recommend using bleach, and we definitely don’t recommend mixing bleach with other cleaning products - but, DAZZ is a special circumstance. With DAZZ’s unique formulation of all-natural ingredients, it is one of the few cleaning products that is safe to mix with bleach.
In order to create your disinfectant, follow these easy steps:
Step 1: Add four tablespoons of it to whichever DAZZ product you’ll be using.
Step 2: Spray your surface generously with the mixture, effectively cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing, all at once.
Step 3: Let it sit for ten minutes (set that timer!)
Step 4: Wipe that surface down, then voila! You have yourself a contaminant-free surface with an added layer of protection.
Just like with any bleach product, don’t forget to take extra care when using this powerful mixture: wear gloves, don’t touch your face, and make sure not to get it on any fabric or carpet.