Since cold and flu germs are running rampant right now, I spend extra time disinfecting common surfaces around the house. Places we all touch a lot like: door knobs, light switches, computer keyboards, phones and countertops. I don’t like spraying commercial chemicals around, so I found an eco friendlier alternative. Homemade disinfectant spray. This easy DIY disinfectant spray is made with rubbing alcohol and essential oils.
Rubbing alcohol is useful for cleaning and sanitizing many types of surfaces – even glass windows, wood and granite. I have been using my homemade disinfectant spray as an all-purpose cleaner. The rubbing alcohol smell is strong right after it is sprayed, but fades really fast. The Tea Tree scent lingers longer and I like the way it freshens the air.
Many essential oils are useful for household cleaning. I used a mix of Tea Tree EO, Lemon EO and Lavender EO. Each of these essential oils have antibiotic, antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.
What You’ll Need:
- Clean, empty spray bottle
- Essential Oils (Tea Tree, Lemon, Lavender)
- Rubbing Alcohol
Pour one cup of rubbing alcohol into a clean, empty spray bottle. Add 15 drops of Tea Tree EO, 7 drops of Lemon EO and 7 drops of Lavender EO. Mix well.
How to Use:
Spray on any hard surface. Allow to dry.
If I’m trying to clean AND disinfect, I spray the surface and wipe it with a cloth. Then spray again and allow surface to try.
Note: I read online that Tea Tree EO can be toxic for cats. If you have a cat, please use a different essential oil so your kitty stays safe.
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