HOMEMADE: LYSOL Disinfecting sleaning spray



Even after years of using essential oils, it still amazes me all that they can do.  The essential oils listed below are just some of the many essential oils that have disinfecting properties like being antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, antifugal, antiseptic, and deodorizing.

  • Tea tree, Lavender, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Cinnamon, Clove, Thyme, Peppermint

I’ use this disinfecting spray all over my Home.

It’s great on hard surfaces (like countertops and doorknobs), but it also works great as a fabric refresher (aka “Febreeze”).

Here are just some of the places I use it:

  • Door handles
  • Light switches
  • Toilet handles
  • Faucets
  • Countertops
  • Trashcans
  • Remote controls
  • Furniture- sofas, chairs, and throw pillows (especially great after someone in family ahs been sick)
  • Stinky shoes and athletic gear
  • Mattress
  • Carpet & rugs

How to make essential oil disinfectant spray

Step 1:  Fill a 16 oz glass spray bottle most of the way full with vodka

Vodka, like most alcohol, is a natural disinfectant. No need for expensive vodka; the super cheap stuff works great and it has almost no scent.

f you don’t want to use vodka, you can substitute with rubbing alcohol.  That will have similar disinfecting properties; however, it does have a much stronger medicinal smell than vodka.

Or you can substitute water for the vodka, but you will loose the disinfecting strength of the alcohol.  When using water in homemade recipes, to help prolong the shelf life of the DIY item, use either distilled water or filtered water that you’ve boiled and cooled.




Step 2:  Add the following essential oils

  • 30 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Not only do these essential oils have natural disinfecting properties, the combination of these essential oils smells incredible!

BONUS these essential oils also eliminate stinky odors, fight mold & mildew, and are antimicrobial.

Step 3:  Put on spray top and shake to mix well

Step 4: Add a label (click here to get a free printable of my label + printable recipe)


Here’s the essential oil disinfecting spray recipe one more time

1. Fill a 16 oz glass spray bottle most of the way full with vodka

2. Add the following essential oils

  • 30 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil

3. Put on spray top and shake to mix well



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