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It is very necessary to clean and disinfect your tanning bed after every use to avoid skin irritation as well as infections since it is being shared with many people. You can buy household cleaning spray from the market but some people have sensitivities to cleaning chemicals. So as to avoid reactions from these harsh chemicals, why not try making a tanning bed cleaner using natural products that can be both safe for skin and the environment? Using these homemade cleaning solutions are great for your tanning bed and any dirty surfaces.
Recipe 1: Mix vinegar with water.
Pour 1 cup of distilled water and 1 cup white vinegar into the spray bottle. Then put the lid of the bottle back. Mix the two together by simply shaking the bottle vigorously. After mixing the solution, use it to spray the tanning bed and be sure to spray the entire surface especially the areas where the last person to use have sweated. Bear in mind that when people tan, they are barely naked or totally naked. Use a clean cloth to wipe down the tanning bed. The solution that you mixed will kill both fungus and bacteria without damaging the acrylic parts of the bed.
Recipe 2: Use white distilled vinegar and a tea tree or lavender essential oil.
Pour ½ quart of white distilled vinegar into the spray bottle. Then pour ½ quart of water to the rest of the bottle. To add fragrance to the cleaner, add 3-4 drops of tea tree oil or lavender essential oil. This can boost the cleaning power of the solution too. You can also try combining different oils like lemon, peppermint and orange essential oil. Now screw the spray nozzle onto the bottle then shake it to mix the ingredients together.
Be sure to spray all the surfaces of the tanning bed with the cleaning solution then wipe it with a clean dry cloth. Also spray the entire bed and leave it wet for 10 minutes to make sure that all the bacteria is killed and that the bed is properly disinfected. Always shake the spray bottle before each use so that the oils are distributed throughout the water and vinegar mixture. The oils will rise to the top of the surface between every uses.
Some other things to consider
Look for a clean spray bottle from a general merchandise retailer or you can recycle an empty bottle from another cleaning product. Just make sure to clean it thoroughly and label it to know the contents. Do not use alcohol in cleaning your tanning bed because this will weaken and crack the acrylic liners. Most dermatologists believe that tanning both indoors and outdoors can increase your risk of skin cancer.
Creating your own recipes for a tanning bed cleaner will help you have clean tanning beds all the time. You only need some condiments from your kitchen, some essential oils and a spray bottle to do the entire job. From here, you can disinfect your tanning beds.