Homemade “Lysol” Spray {Easy & Non-toxic, with Essential Oils}

Purify_15ml

During my days as a Coupon Queen, I used to stock up on cans of Lysol and other aerosol sprays for next to nothing. We used them mainly for the kitchen trash can and in the bathroom.

I’ve already shared what we use now in the bathroom–it smells great and works really well.  Plus, it’s very economical and simple to make.

Want to know what I use for the kitchen trash can–and other disinfecting purposes–instead of Lysol?  It’s super-easy to make, and is very effective at eliminating germs and odor.

Homemade “Lysol” Spray {aka Purify Spray}

Ingredients and Supplies

See my notes below for additional essential oil options, as well as where to find bottles and labels.

  • DoTerra’s Purify Cleansing Oil Blend
  • Water
  • Dark glass bottle, any size
  • Spray top
  • Water-resistant label

Instructions:

  1. Add desired number of drops of Purify to the glass bottle.  (About 10 drops oil to 4 oz. water.)
  2. Fill the rest of the way with water, leaving plenty of room for inserting the spray top.
  3. Label the bottle.  I call mine “Purify Spray.”  So original, I know.

How We Use Purify Spray

  • Kitchen trash can–A few squirts, as needed.
  • Bathroom mishaps–Think: little boys learning to stand at the toilet.  
  • Bathroom-related mishaps–For those things that should have occurred in the bathroom, but didn’t quite make it.* :-)
Purify Spray

*An example of a Bathroom-Related Mishap–Little Brother emptied his bladder on a non-washable rag rug. For a moment, I panicked. Then I remembered: Purify Spray! I used two rags–one with hot water, the other dry. First, I saturated the area with hot water, then placed the dry towel over it and stood on it to absorb as much water as possible. Then I used my Purify Spray to destroy any remaining germs or odor. Worked like a charm!

 Ingredients of Purify Cleansing Oil Blend

Cilantro
Citronella
Lemon
Lime
Melaleuca
Pine

 Where to Find Supplies

Check out these posts for details on how to get doTerra essential oils, as well as my favorite source for all things essential oils.

More Essential Oil Options

I like to use Purify because it sort of reminds me of that Pinesol/Lysol smell, but there are other EO’s that would be equally effective for disinfecting and banishing odors.  Part of the fun is experimenting to see which oils–or combination of oils–works best for your particular needs (or olfactory senses).

  • OnGuard
  • Grapefruit
  • Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
  • Lemon
  • Wild Orange
  • Eucalyptus
  • Peppermint

Have you tried doTerra’s Purify Cleansing Blend?  Do you have a great non-toxic alternative to mainstream disinfectants?  Share your tips below…

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