What else can you use instead of Lysol spray? Alcohol. Alcohol is used in many hospitals to disinfect tools and facilities. If you can get over the smell, 70% alcohol is effective at getting rid of most bacteria, viruses, and fungi. You can choose from isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) or grain alcohol (ethanol, found in vodka, everclear, and other spirits).
What is the best homemade disinfectant spray? Combine ½ cup of bleach per gallon of water or 2 tablespoons of bleach per quart of water. Combine ⅓ cup of bleach per gallon of water or 4 teaspoons of bleach per quart of water. Notes about using bleach: Solutions at stronger concentration are more effective at killing pathogens and require less contact time.
What can I use instead of antibacterial spray? For the most antibacterial power, look for 100-proof vodka (as most store-bought hand sanitizers contain at least 60% alcohol), and let it sit for a few minutes so the alcohol can do its job.
What is a substitute for disinfectant? Alcohol. Alcohol is one of the most effective alternatives to chemical disinfectants, says Andrei Tadique, a pharmaceutical scientist and engineer at Emergent BioSolutions. Alcohol kills germs by breaking down their cell walls, but is only effective when used at a high enough concentration — about 60% or more.