Disinfecting Thyme Kitchen Cleaner


When I was making the switch from the commercial brand name cleaners I grew up with, to the natural ingredient homemade cleaners I now use in my own home, I had a tough time adjusting to the lack of disinfectants. I came from a Clorox and Lysol household where I felt that if I did not use those cleaning products, evil germs were microscopically waiting around to infect us with disease. Clearly, this isn’t entirely true. The most important element to keeping the germs away (or reduced) is regular washing and cleaning. This can be done with nature.

I started whipping up batches of this cleaner to use as my kitchen spray cleaner and I loved it so much it became my entire house cleaner. I’m sensitive to any artificial scent, so I find the earthy smell of the thyme wonderful and soothing.

A simple, all natural, disinfecting, household cleaner with only 3 ingredients.


Thyme Disinfecting Spray

  • 4 cups hot water
  • 6-8 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup castile soap                                    (Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap)


  1. Boil water and pour over thyme in a heat resistant container
  2. Allow to steep until cool
  3. Pour into spray bottle
  4. Add castile soap and gently shake to mix
  5. Spray on surfaces and wipe clean
  • Remember to shake it well each time you use it.
  • If the scent to too strong for you, reduce about of thyme sprigs.
  • If there is a residue being left behind, reduce the amount of castile soap.



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