If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that disinfecting our homes on a regular basis is so important.
The thing is, most disinfectants can be harmful for our family, pets, and the environment.
My favorite disinfectant spray happens to be Lysol because it’s the only cleaning brand that doesn’t smell super strong. But it still gives me a mild headache when I use it.
Why make a DIY Disinfectant Spray?
When it was hard to find hand sanitizers on store shelves during the pandemic, many people began making their own.
That made me wonder if it was possible to make a Lysol alternative at home too!
Come to find out, making your own disinfectant spray is a lot cheaper than buying it. And you’ll never have to worry about running out!
How to Disinfect Without Lysol
After doing some research, I put together a recipe using ingredients the WHO recommends for regular household cleaning and disinfecting.
Here’s everything you will need:
- 16oz glass spray bottle
- Measuring cup
- 1 ½ cup isopropyl alcohol (at least 70%)
- ¼ distilled water
- 15 drops tea tree essential oil
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
- 15 drops lemon essential oil
How to Make A DIY Disinfectant Spray
Using a funnel, pour the alcohol into the glass spray bottle. Then add water and essential oil in the above order. Shake to combine ingredients.
Where to Use Your Homemade Lysol
You can use your homemade Lysol to disinfect many areas of your home: light switches, door knobs, countertops, bathroom toilets & sinks, remotes, electronic devices, and other commonly used surfaces to reduce the amount of germs.
i have to admit, the alcohol smell is kind of strong but I’ll take inhaling that over bleach ANY day. It doesn’t give me a headache or make my chest hurt.
Simply spray directly onto surfaces and allow it to air dry or spray onto a clean, dry microfiber cloth and wipe visible dirt.
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