If you want to disinfect your home, you do not have to buy products that are full of chemicals. There are lots of homemade recipes that might be very useful. Most commercial sanitizers have a strong antibacterial effect, wreak havoc on our immune system and lead to increased allergies, skin diseases and the development of autoimmune diseases. We can clean our homes and workplaces with environmentally and health-friendly products that will be just as effective (or even more effective in cleaning) than commercial cleaners, the advantage of which is that they are not expensive and are very easy to manufacture.
It’s practical to have essential oil diffusers in your home, so the usage of the oil blends might be easier. As always, we must be very careful with the oils we use and the combinations.
Useful recipes for essential oil sanitizers
Disinfect surfaces in the house
Ingredients: 1/3 medical alcohol or alcoholic vinegar, 2/3 distilled water, 10-15 drops of lemon essential oil
Preparation: Stir all ingredients in the bottle. Medical alcohol is a solvent of essential oils that is insoluble in water but also bactericidal. After you have prepared the solution, close the spray bottle, shake and spray the surface, leave it for a minute or two and wipe with a cloth.
For home disinfection and cleaning
Ingredients: 100 g water, 40 g vinegar, 20 g citric acid, 40 drops of lemon essential oil
Preparation: Mix all ingredients well to dissolve citric acid. Put in a spray bottle. Shake the bottle well before use, spray the surface we want to wash and let it work for 5 to 10 minutes. Then rub well with a sponge and rinse with warm water. In addition to lemons, we can put tea tree essential oils because they have pronounced antibacterial effects.
Ingredients: 40 g aloe vera gel, 5 g vegetable glycerol, 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, 5 drops of ravensara essential oil
Preparation: Weigh aloe vera gel, vegetable glycerol, eucalyptus globulus essential oils and five drops of ravensara essential oil into a container. Mix everything well without heating and place it in a cream container or a vial of thrust.
For hand disinfection, take the amount of pea size and rub it thoroughly on your hands. There is no need to rinse your hands after this.
Ingredients: 1/4 cup vinegar, 4 cups mineral water, 8 drops of any essential oil
Preparation: Dip cotton gauze or old cloth in the solution, squeeze well and store in a plastic bag or container that will not dry.
Scent drops in the kitchen
Use 2-3 drops of eucalyptus globulus essential oil into the sink drain and just as many drops of citrus lemon essential oil to prevent odors and bacteria build-up.
Refresh your bathroom!
The bathroom should always be impeccably clean and fresh. Therefore, after completing your usual cleansing for a complete experience of purity, you can play around with essential oils.
You can add to the sink drain:
1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil, tea tree oil, lemon and peppermint oil
Get rid of bacterias naturally!
Use 1 drop of Tea Tree Essential oil onto a dishwashing sponge. Leave overnight and rinse with dishwashing detergent in the morning. You can also fill the sink with water and add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 10 drops of tea tree essential oil to the water. Immerse in water all that you think should be disinfected – washing sponges, wooden chopping boards, etc. – leave everything in the solution overnight, rinse with plain water in the morning. Tea tree is an excellent antibacterial essential oil and is very safe to use.
As you can see, there are lots of beneficial natural sanitizers you can use to clean your home space. Refresh your home and improve your life habits with these recipes.