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.

Hand sanitizers

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.


Disinfection wipes

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.

The beneficial effects of aromatherapy have been known since ancient times, and today, essential oils are a very important element of skincare and treatment worldwide. Essential oils are absorbed into the skin and penetrate the deep layers of the skin and therefore provide maximum and flawless care.

These are powerful ingredients that really require a good understanding of which work for what skin type. They are supremely nourishing but some facial oils can be drying and straight-up astringent, while others are pore-clogging or cause skin irritation, sometimes severe. Keep in mind that we all have different skin and the ability to tolerate different ingredients. These categories are just simple guidelines for you. A lot of these oils have multiple uses and fall under more than one category like the oils in the anti-aging one which can also be for dry skin, oily skin, etc.

This video is created to help you recognize ingredients in other oil blends out there or moisturizers:

Hopefully, this can give you a simple guideline to the oils we hear about and see the most in formulations. If you’re using severely drying treatments like Retin A, Peels, astringent or prescription acne treatments, the right oils can really return the proper moisture back into your skin. Many oils are also great at reducing inflammation and irritation. It is very important that when buying oils, you are getting what you pay for. Some oils like Argan are so labor-intensive, if you find a cheap bottle out there, it’s over-processed and diluted with cheap fillers.

Oily / Acne-prone Skin:

Tea Tree Oil
Grapeseed OIl
Apricot Seed Oil
Evening Primrose Oil

Sensitive Skin:

Sea Buckthorn Oil
Chia Seed Oil
Avocado Oil
Coconut Oil

Dry Skin:

Camellia / Tsubaki Oil
Safflower Oil
Olive Oil
Sunflower Oil
Sweet Almond Oil

Mature / Aging Skin:

Rosehip Oil
Jojoba Oil
Argan Oil
Marula Oil

Plant: Ocimum basilicum L.
Odor: fresh, spicy with balsamic notes
Method of obtaining: distillation
Part of the plant from which the oil is obtained: the whole plant
Main ingredients: linalool, eugenol

Basil is an aromatic plant that originally comes from India, and it is known as a welcoming symbol and by the name ”Tulsi”. It was brought to Europe by the monks. The Orthodox Church, the Hindus, and many other religions believe that the plant has divine power. The Basil is derived from the Greek word “basilicum” which means royal. The Romans believed that a man would always love a woman from whom he received basil. Today the basil essential oil is mostly used to eliminate various types of cramps in the body. It is also a very effective spasmolytic and efficiently relieves cramps in painful periods, cramps in the muscles after strenuous training and strong physical efforts. Its oil also works well on intestinal cramps, regardless of their actual source.

Usage of Basil Oil

How you can use the Basil essential oil:

As a Natural repellent

Basil is very effective as a natural repellant. Repels flies, mosquitoes, and wasps, therefore it is very suitable to make an aqueous solution of basil oil during the summer period and use it as a spray gun on this matter. In addition, essential oil of basil disinfects the air and refreshes it in spaces like offices where many people work because it prevents the spread of respiratory infections.

For massages

Add 100 drops of the oil to 100ml edible oil such as olive, coconut, sunflower (gradually increasing the number of drops to receive the desired effect). Rub it on clean and damp skin two to three times a day.

For wet inhalation

3-4 drops of basil oil dissolved in half a liter of hot water. Inhale a couple of times, for 3-5 minutes.

For dry inhalation

Put one drop of essential basil oil on a tissue paper, then breathe it in for a few minutes.

Essential Oil for Bath 

100 gr of sea salt add to 3-5 drops of basil oil. Mix it with hot water. Rinse the skin well after treatment. It is suitable for painful periods, cramps, respiratory illnesses, and mental fatigue.

To refresh the rooms and as a repellent

Place 3-4 drops of the oil in a diffuser or aroma lamp.

Precaution measures

The proper use of the essential oil does not cause any harmful consequences, however, it is not recommended for pregnant women, nursing children and children under 6 years of age. Do not use it on sensitive skin because it can cause irritation. Do not apply it directly to the skin and mucous membranes. Not for oral use! Keep protected from light and heat, and also out of the reach of children.

Ready to try basil essential oil? Feel free to reach out.