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DIY All-Purpose Disinfecting Cleaner

Most of us are going through a lot of cleaning supplies these days from all the sanitizing of surfaces in our home and workspaces, in order to disinfect any viruses or bacteria. I am personally nearly out of my spray bottle and instead of waiting in a Disneyland sized line around the store, why not make my own?

It is likely you have all the ingredients necessary to craft your very own sanitizing and surface cleansing spray. I like to reuse old spray bottles, which saves me some money and helps out the environment. This recipe is simple and effective and will save you the stress and hassle of going to the store. Let’s get started!

Oils You Can Use In Your Cleaner:

Our Immunity essential oil is not just for boosting your immune system, it also has the power to disinfect your home. The warming Cinnamon and cleansing Clove work with virus-fighting Lemon, bacteria-inhibiting Eucalyptus, and purifying Rosemary to create an aromatic antibacterial and antimicrobial formula that banishes germs and keeps viruses at bay.

Our Lemon essential oil is antiseptic, making it ideal for household cleaning. Its sweet and citrusy scent is sure to cheer you up and brighten the room with its uplifting aroma.

Our Tea Tree oil, is capable of killing various bacteria, viruses, and fungus, and is often used to replace harsh chemicals such as bleach for disinfecting. The crisp clean scent makes it a wonderful addition when added to our Lemon essential oil or paired with our antiseptic and relaxing Lavender oil.  

Base Of Your Cleaner:

Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and helps to eliminate odors. I like to infuse my vinegar with old orange and lemon peels to soak up the natural cleansing oils and aromas of the peels and avoid unnecessary waste.

Regular rubbing alcohol that most of us have in our first aid kit is known to kill viruses and bacteria. You can also substitute the rubbing alcohol for vodka. By mixing these two liquids together with clean water and about 15-20 drops of your favorite cleansing essential oils, you will create a powerful non-toxic disinfecting spray to purify your home.

I like to mix the liquids with a 1:1:1 ratio before adding the essential oils but it is totally okay to play around with the measurements and personalize your spray. Be sure to do a patch test if you are sanitizing any sensitive surfaces such as granite or marble.

It is also good to note that oils may interact with plastic and lose their potency, so if you have a reusable glass spray bottle that would be ideal, but not totally necessary.

One of the best things about using essential oils to sanitize your home is the fact that they are non-toxic and are safe to breathe in. Many home cleaners and disinfectant sprays today contain chemicals and endocrine system disruptors which can harm hormone levels and cause respiratory issues. Why not reach for the healthier and equally effective alternative?

Remember, when using essential oils such as Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Citrus, Ylang Ylang and Pine please be sure to keep away from pets and avoid diffusing when an animal is present as it can be dangerous for them.

Happy cleaning!

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