Botanical Counter Cleaner

Using traditional kitchen garden herbs to bring botanical anti-bacterial properties to a much used surface

Thyme is a power and effective disinfectant, here brewed into a tea and added to soap and water to create a mild disinfectant counter spray.


You will Need

  • 2 TBSP Fresh Thyme Leaves (or Rosemary Sprigs if you prefer)

  • 2TBSP Fresh Lavender

  • Glass jar - 1 pint

  • 1 Cup Distilled Water

  • Pot - Small

  • 1 oz Castile Soap

  • 5-10 drops essential Oils (optional)

  • Glass Spray Bottle

  • Cloths

  • Glass Jar


To Make

Start by making the herbal tea

  1. Place fresh herbs ina 1 pint glass jar.

  2. Bring Distilled water to a boil in a small pot

  3. Pour hot water over the herbs

  4. Let steep for 15 minutes


To make Cleaner

  1. Add cooled tea to Castile soap, and add essential oils

  2. Stir to combine

  3. Add cleaning tea solution to a glass spray bootle


To Use

Spray counters and use a cloth to wipe clean.

You can make ready-to-use counter wipes by adding folded cloth scraps into the glass jar, seal with an airtight lid and store until needed.


**Note - Make sure to use distilled water instead of tap water to prevent bacterial growth.