Disinfectants are substances that are applied to non-living objects to destroy microorganisms that are living on the objects. Disinfection does not necessarily kill all microorganisms, especially non resistant bacterial spores; it is less effective than sterilisation, which is an extreme physical and / or chemical process that kills all types of life.
Disinfectants are different from other antimicrobial agents such as antibiotics, which destroy microorganisms within the body, and antiseptics, which destroy microorganisms on living tissue.
Disinfectants are also different from biocides — the latter are intended to destroy all forms of life, not just microorganisms.
Sanitisers are substances that simultaneously both clean and disinfect.
How To Make Laundry Detergent
If you're looking for fun ways to cut cost, you can make a giant bucket of slime that works incredibly well as laundry detergent at a cost of about three cents a load (see "Tips" below). For comparison’s sake, a jumbo container of Tide laundry detergent (a common North American detergent brand) costs USD $28.99 for 96 loads, or a cost of $0.30 a load. If you make six batches of the homemade stuff (three gallons per batch, Method 1) this comes up to a savings of over USD $70!