I used to spend so much money on that Lysol disinfectant spray, which smells awful, bleaches things, and can't be used when the kids are around. I just wanted to know that certain things were clean, like the mega blocks and their highchair trays. Now I just make it. I saved my favorite spray bottle from an all natural cleaner I spent tons of money on at Stonewall Kitchen, and I filled it with my new spray. I use it for everything, especially the kids' potties and plastic toys. I love the way it smells, and it is safe to use on the kids if I wanted to. Simple and cheap to make too. I even use it as an air freshener sometimes, as the spray bottle makes a superfine mist if I turn the sprayer top. Here is the recipe:
2 cups water
3 Tablespoons liquid or castille soap, you can use dish soap, or I use laundry soap that is actually just castille soap that foams too much for my washing machine
20 to 30 drops tea tree essential oil, this is a natural disinfectant and antibacterial substance, though you could also use lemon, orange, grapefruit, clove or any other oil with similar properties
Pour into a spray bottle and shake gently. Use on everything! This is what I use to wash all the surfaces in my kitchen and bathroom, and I love it!