These times are getting scarier and scarier. Viruses mutate in response to the global issue of climate change. There are a lot of commercial disinfectants in the market that are capable of killing germs. But are they really safe? Nothing is safer than using natural ingredients. Natural has little or absolutely no side effects.
There are various types of essential oils to use to make a natural disinfectant room spray. For this germ-buster essential oil mist recipe, here are the steps you have to follow:
1. Use a clean sprayer bottle preferably capable of carrying one cup of water. Be sure it is clean and free from other substances other than the mixture you intend to use.
2. Pour in one cup of purified water or distilled water into the sprayer bottle. You should use only purified or distilled water. Do not use tap water as it can contain contamination from the source. Since this is a disinfectant spray, using pure water is necessary.
3. Mix in 4 to 8 drops of essential oil. These essential oil should only be from the following:
- Cinnamon – provides coziness and comfort
- Clove – makes the room spicy and warm
- Lavender – for relaxing and soothing.
- Rosemary – to make the room invigorating.
- Thyme – can refresh and purify.
- Balsam Pine – promotes vitality.
4. After the essential oil is mixed in the water, replace the cap and shake the bottle to mix the ingredients well.
5. Spray it upward to spray in air but be careful not to sting your eyes. You can spray it on surfaces to disinfect.
You can make a concentrated 30-essential oil spray. You can make this by doing the following:
1. Use a clean small glass jar with a lid preferably air-tight. You can use a baby food glass jar with this. Prepare a sprayer bottle that is clean and set the sprayer bottle aside.
2. Put one cup of purified water or distilled water in your spray bottle. Set aside.
3. Prepare the essential oil mixture. Mix in 20 drops of sweet orange essential oil, 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil in the small glass jar. After mixing the 3 oils, you can store the excess mixture in a cool dry place tightly closing its lid.
4. Add 4 to 8 drops of the oil mixture into the purified or distilled water in the spray bottle. Replace the cap and shake vigorously to blend well. Spray where needed.
Another germ-killing natural disinfectant spray is using tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has a known antibacterial action that is mild. Here is the recipe for the tea tree oil disinfectant spray:
1. Use the same sprayer bottle and fill it with 16 ounces of distilled water. The water should be warm.
2. Mix in the following:
- 6 drops of tea tree oil
- 1/4 cup of white vinegar
- 3 drops of lemon, orange or bergamot oil
3. Replace the cap and shake the bottle to mix well. Spray into the air to disinfect the air.
You can make your own natural disinfectant room spray with the use of natural ingredients that are just as effective as the chemical ones. You can be assured that fragile members of your family like infants, elderly and even your family pets are safe from the hazardous fumes of commercial disinfectants.