How to Make Your Own All-Natural Disinfectant Spray with Essential Oils Posted on 03 Sep 09:54
It’s that time of year again. The kids are off to school and colder months are just around the corner. ‘Tis the season to start thinking about killing germs that can cause the flu, colds, and a host of other ailments. So many disinfectants on the market use harsh, and sometimes even dangerous, chemicals to eradicate germs. Not to mention that these products tend to be expensive. The good news is that there is a natural, homemade solution to store-bought cleanser. Using ingredients you likely already have in your home, you can make an effective disinfectant quickly and easily.
THE SECRET INGREDIENT
You’re about to learn just how easily you can take control of the cleanliness and health of your home. With only three ingredients, you will be using a less expensive, more effective, all-natural and health-promoting disinfectant spray. The secret ingredient in this recipe is the essential oil. Essential oils have been used for generations because of their natural healing benefits, both aromatically and topically. In addition to the fragrance of these healing oils enhancing the cleaning experience, they have also been known to reduce stress in many and may help to promote a sense of relaxation in your body and your mind.
NOTE: You’ll want to make sure that you’re sourcing pure essential oils as opposed to “fragrance oils” which are often diluted and adulterated by unwanted chemicals. Look for labels such as “therapeutic grade essential oils” and “premium essential oils” to get the most out of your secret ingredient. Healing Solutions is a great example of a company dedicated to providing only the purest essential oils and blends. You can LEARN MORE HERE if you’d like.
To start, you’ll need vinegar (regular white vinegar tends to be cheaper than apple cider vinegar but either will work), water, and the essential oil(s) of your choice. Mix one part vinegar with one part water and add about two dozen drops of essential oil for every 16oz of liquid.
- 1 Part Water
- 1 Part Vinegar
- Several Drops of Chosen Essential Oil
This recipe is super easy to customize. If you want a bigger disinfectant punch, add a bit more vinegar. For a lighter cleaning job, up the amount of water. A variety of essential oils also work well with this recipe so it’s easy to adapt to your cleaning goals.
WHICH ESSENTIAL OILS ARE BEST FOR CLEANING?
Bathrooms. If you are planning to use this disinfectant in the bathroom, tea tree or eucalyptus are great for killing nasty toilet odors as well as helping to knock out bacteria. Pine can freshen up floors and tile. Lavender is perfect for bathtubs and showers.
Kitchen. Lemon is traditionally used in kitchen cleaners because of its ability to neutralize unpleasant kitchen smells. Other great options for all-purpose kitchen cleaning include basil, rosemary, and tangerine. During the holidays, a few drops of cinnamon will have your kitchen smelling cheery.
Living/Dining Rooms. In parts of the house where odor elimination is not a high priority, the more subtle scents of sweet orange, chamomile, and vanilla provide a soothing and homey ambiance. A citrus essential oil is great for cutting through window grime and other hard-to-clean surfaces.
NOW GO TRY IT FOR YOURSELF!
With this recipe you can help keep your home clean and your family healthy when the cold weather rears its ugly head this winter.
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