Last year was a time for trials and tribulations. A loved one within my family household was diagnosed with cancer and went through stem cell transplant. I was given a large packet with specific instructions on disinfecting the home, preparing food, washing clothes, exposure to crowds etc.
I learned quickly that the traditional sprays we purchase in the grocery store were jam packed with harsh chemicals and although the hospitals instructions were to use it, it also advised that the patient not be in the room when in use. Well that’s a bit alarming, yes? I also began to see how expensive it was to have numerous products on hand.
This began my path into DIY and essential oils. I have since replaced all my cleaning products and will never again purchase harsh chemicals.
Disinfectant Spray is a staple in my home. I use this disinfectant spray throughout the entire household from doorknobs, faucets, counter tops, pet area, bathrooms etc.
Here is a link to the US Department of Health and Services. This is very helpful when researching the toxicity levels in products. https://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/index.htm
Disinfectant Spray (16 oz spray bottle)
- 5 oz distilled water
- 5 oz rubbing alcohol
- 40 drops of lemon oil (if you are not using Alcohol, 15 drops if using alcohol)
- 20 drops of tea tree oil (if you are not using alcohol, 15 drops if using alcohol)
If you prefer to eliminate alcohol, replace with white vinegar. Lemon Oil is a powerful anti-microbial agent along with Tea Tree Oil which also is anti-microbial along with antiseptic properties and combined makes for a fantastic way to disinfect.
Feel free to use Lavender Oil, Orange Oil, Rosemary Oil or Peppermint Oil which all have antiseptic qualities.
Combine all ingredients into a 16 oz spray bottle. Shake before each use.