Before you get started: This recipe is calls for using 95% ethyl alcohol (190 proof ethanol) to make disinfectant spray with a final concentration of 80% ABV. If you didn't purchase Culinary Solvent for your disinfectant spray recipe, please check the ABV of your alcohol, and ensure you are reading the right recipe. Links to additional recipes, calling for other types and varieties of alcohols, at the bottom of this post. -Mr.Tincture
Make Your Own Disinfectant Spray from 95% Ethyl Alcohol (190 Proof Ethanol)
When it comes to the healthy and safety of your family, friends, and coworkers, only the very best will do.
Not all disinfectants are created equal, and not all are safe to use across all applications and on all surface types including stone, glass, composite, and natural surfaces. When it comes to killing germs and viruses that make you sick, it is vital we do so using methods that are as safe and nontoxic to our environment as possible. The best, safest way to eliminate harmful toxic chemicals from your home, office, kitchen, workbench, or nursery while killing germs and viruses on your surfaces is to rely on 100% ethanol.
Culinary Solvent's 190 proof variety is pure 95% ethanol, perfect for the safe disinfection of many popular surfaces throughout your home, office, work space, or common area.
Disinfectant Spray Recipe Using 95% Ethyl Alcohol
Yield: 9.5 fl oz Disinfectant Spray
Final Concentration After Mixing: 80% ABV
Important Heads up! If you dilute too much you will spread germs not kill them. Measure your ingredients when making this recipe, the health of your loved ones could be counting on it! When in doubt toss it out. Read more: How to tell the ABV of your starting alcohol (isopropyl or ethanol).
- 8 fl oz, of 95% Ethyl Alcohol. (Buy 95% Ethyl Alcohol Here).
- 1.5 fl oz tap Water. (1 Tablespoon = 0.5 fl oz).
Step 1 - In a clean spray bottle, combine the 190 proof ethanol with water. Mix well by shaking gently.
Step 2 - Store the combined alcohol and water solution in a spray bottle for convenient measured dispensing. Store bottle away from sources of heat, spark, or direct sunlight. Mixture does not expire, contents will kill germs and viruses so long as the ABV remains above 70%. Source.
Your natural nontoxic disinfectant spray is finished and ready to kill some germs and viruses. Good work!
Does ethyl alcohol kill germs, viruses, and bacteria on surfaces?
Answer: Yes, so long as the concentration and contact time minimum requirements are met. For a detailed answer with links to authoritative sources, visit Does Ethyl Alcohol Kill Germs, Viruses, and Bacteria?
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