I have a confession to make: I am a germophobe! Yeah, I said it! I always make sure my hands and home surfaces are clean, and disinfected. You’ll also see me go around and spray my living room and kitchen with one of my homemade room fresheners. Today I’ll share with you my favorite essential oil disinfectant recipe that’s made of only 3 ingredients you probably have in your home now.
I use this essential oil disinfectant everywhere: I clean my bathroom sink and toilet seats, I disinfect around the kitchen, I wipe the doorknobs, and even clean the floor (my linoleum floor, that is).
Essential Oil Disinfectant Recipe
Making this disinfectant spray couldn’t be any easier. Here’s what you need:
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of vinegar
- 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil (or blend of oils)
You can use any essential oils of your liking, since the vinegar has disinfecting properties of its own. But if you want a stronger disinfectant spray, use one ( or a combination) of these oils:
- tea tree
Here are some possible combinations:
- tea tree oil and peppermint oil
- lavender and lemongrass oils
- rosemary and lavender oils
- lime oil and geranium oil
- mix all 4 citrus oils
- or any other combination you might think of
Once you decide your essential oil combination, add the vinegar to an 8oz. glass bottle, then the essential oils and in the end, top off with water. Mix well before each use.
You can use this spray to disinfect most hard surfaces, and you can change the oil combination every time you need to make more. This way you can enjoy a variety of delicious smells while you clean and disinfect your home.
It’s Time To Make Your Own Essential Oil Disinfectant
As summer is winding down, we’ll soon see the cooler weather that comes with colds and flu and all kinds of nasties. Make this now, and use it to protect your family form germs and disease. And at the same time, your home will smell delicious!
Essential Oil Disinfecting Wipes
If you’d rather have this disinfectant in wipe form, just cut up some old tee-shirt into squares, and instead of making it in the glass bottle, make it into a Mason jar. Add the cloth squares in the jar and use as needed. After use, throw them in the washer, and re-use them. Easy-peasy!