Because Alexander has taken to licking surfaces (I blame the dog), I've stopped using chemical cleaners from the shops and started to DIY my own natural multipurpose spray that's safe to use with children around.
White vinegar is a natural disinfectant and can tackle household bacteria like salmonella and E. coli, while rosemary, citrus peel and eucalyptus oil help neutralise the vinegary smell. The citrus peels also have the added advantage of cutting through grease. Bonus: it's dirt cheap to make.
Sprigs of rosemary
Various citrus peels (I used mandarins, lemons and limes)
Old jam jars
1. Remove peel from your citrus fruits. Mandarins are the easiest, while with lemons and limes, you'll have to cut or scrape out the flesh and segments.
2. Add peels and rosemary to jam jars, followed by ~ ten drops of eucalyptus oil in each jar. Fill jars with vinegar and allow to sit in cool spot away from direct sun for two weeks.