Quick & Easy Ways to Sanitize Toys Without Toxic Chemicals!

Busy moms are always looking for ways to keep their kids toys clean without a fuss, and more and more are becoming leery of the chemicals used in commercial wipes and disinfecting sprays.

Here we discuss two quick and easy ways to sanitize virtually any object–not just toys–without the use of toxic chemicals:

Chansonmiraclesanitizerforsanitizingtoys1. Dry “air” method using the Chanson Miracle Sanitizer

Have something you can’t (or don’t want to) get wet? Just pop it in a re-sealable bag along with the bubble stone of the Chanson Miracle Sanitizer, switch the machine on and let it run for 10 minutes. The Sanitizer dispels safe levels of activated oxygen (O3) which has disinfecting properties. It doesn’t get any easier than that! Click here for a short demo.

Chansonacidicwaterfortoycleaning2. Spray with Chanson Acidic Water

The byproduct of a Chanson Water Ionizer* is the low pH acidic water which has been 3rd party lab verified to disinfect on contact. The water ionizer uses electrolysis to transform ordinary tap water into a hypochlorous acid solution that is completely non-toxic and so safe you don’t even need to wear gloves when using, although we don’t recommend drinking it so keep it away from the kiddos. You can create this water for pennies on the gallon and it will keep for up to 90 days. Simply add to a dark colored spray bottle, spritz on the item, and wipe with a soft cloth. Store bottle away from heat and light for best results.

*Note that not all ionizers will make such a low pH or with any water source. We recommend the M.A.X., Royale, or–for those needing light duty commercial applications–The Revolution.

The effect of acidic ionized water on airborne bacteria

Chanson acidic water has been 3rd party lab tested and found to disinfect on contact when made at 2.7 pH. Most water ionizers on the market cannot make such low pH water. Other studies found that acidic electrolyzed water has been proven to reduce pathogens on vegetables, eggs, poultry, and pork (Koseki et al., 2004; Russell, 2003; Park et al., 2002; Kim et al., 2005; Fabrizio and Cutter, 2005).

In a 2013 study titled “Airborne bacterial reduction by spraying slightly acidic electrolyzed water in a laying-hen house,”  researchers tested the effects of 6.0-6.5 pH acidic electrolyzed water on airborne bacteria in hen houses. The reason they tested higher pH levels was because they were concerned that repeated use of 2.7 pH water could cause corrosion to farm equipment, so they wanted to see how effective a less acidic solution would be.

Results suggested that spraying even the slightly acidic water was more effective than spraying diluted didecyl dimethyl ammonium bromide (DDAB), which is what is commonly used and has found to be hazardous to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tracts.

Ionized acidic or elecytrolyzed water is safe to spray directly on human skin and in the eyes and there are no known side effects, making it a great alternative to commercial disinfectants which are loaded with cancer-causing chemicals and irritants.

Click here for the study