Is it too presumptuous to say most of us grew up in a household that used Lysol, or some similar form of a disinfectant spray? We didn’t argue with it ⏤ our parental units bought it, used it, and it’s all we knew. So, when it was my turn to grocery shop for my household, I didn’t question it ⏤ I reached for the sweet, sweet-smelling Lysol. I knew nothing about the toxic ingredients it contains. These include known endocrine disruptors, and if mishandled, could cause damage to unborn babies, aquatic life, as well as effect your respiratory system, vision, irritate skin and aggravate allergies. Just to name a few. Knowing what I know now, I would have never brought such dirty products into my house. Luckily, I am older, wiser and know better. So, here’s me spreading the word, not only do we no longer need to purchase the toxic, store-bought brands. Lysol spray is so easy to make at home with clean, all-natural ingredients that don’t put you and your loved-ones at risk. Here’s how to make your own Lysol spray ⏤ I also have quite a few other all-natural DIY alternatives on the blog:
- Better than Vicks Vapor Rub
- DIY Goo Gone recipe
- How to make your own laundry booster
- DIY Hand sanitizer spray
- DIY Surface Cleaner
About the ingredients/supplies
Ultra fine continuous mist sprayer
- Dispenses like an aerosol without any of the hazardous or toxic chemicals
- Goodness knows how, but the spray is consistent and long-lasting with only a few pumps
- I love that this bottle is re-usable and has so many applications around the house
- An effective disinfectant
- Safe for multi-purpose use without any of the toxicity
- The higher the percentage, the more cleaning power ⏤ I’m using 99% here, but use what you have, or what you can find
Lavender essential oil
- Has antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-oxidant properties
- Has cleansing properties too!
- Fresh, pleasant fragrance
Lemon essential oil
- Is antimicrobial, and inhibits the growth of bacteria
- Has purifying properties, and is a natural cleanser
Melaleuca (Tea tree) essential oil
- Is anti-bacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and antiviral
- Has purifying and cleansing properties
Rosemary essential oil
- It’s anti-fungal and antibacterial
- Has renewing properties
- Also repels insects, which is a nice bonus!
How to make
- Unscrew the nozzle on your spray mister and get ready to add:
- 5 drops of Lavender essential oil
- Next add 10 drops of Lemon essential oil
- And then add 15 drops each of Melaleuca (Tea tree) and Rosemary essential oils
- Carefully, pour in 1 cup of Isopropyl Alcohol
- Add the nozzle back on and give it all a shake to combine.
- All done!
How to use
- Hold down the handle to thoroughly spray down high-traffic areas that get a great deal of physical contact ⏤ door knobs, light switches, toilet handles and toilet seats to name a few
- Allow to dry completely
- Enjoy less germies on your stuff!