In this article, I will be providing you a recipe for making a natural disinfecting and deodorizing room spray with essential oils as the active ingredients.
A disinfecting room spray is a very handy tool to have around the house. We can use it to disinfect an area and clean up our air for general cleaning purposes, or especially when someone in the family has fallen sick. By having cleaner air in our surroundings, we minimize our chances of catching a contagious bug.
Store-bought commercial disinfecting room sprays tend to have chemicals that are very harsh, and not many people would like such chemicals in the air around their home, especially families with young kids and elderly living together.
A homemade essential oil room spray is a great natural alternative that provides a disinfecting solution, without all the harsh chemicals that typically comes along with the store-bought ones.
Although natural, essential oils are still very potent. It is important to use them in moderation. You should not expose yourself to high levels of essential oils throughout your entire day. They should be used sparingly throughout the day, or as when needed.
Disinfecting & Deodorising Room Spray Recipe
You will need:
– 3 ounces / 90 ml or larger spray bottle
– 2 ounces / 60 ml of distilled or purified water
– 0.5 ounces / 15 ml of vodka or witch hazel
– 5 drops of Tea Tree Oil
– 5 drops of Thyme Linalol Oil
The simple 3-step procedure:
Step 1: Start by adding 0.5 ounces / 15 ml of vodka or witch hazel into the spray bottle.
Step 2: Then add 5 drops of tea tree and 5 drops of thyme linalol essential oil into the spray bottle, cap it up and give it a gentle but thorough shake for half a minute. (The reason why we mix the essential oil to the vodka or witch hazel first is that the alcohol acts as a dispersant to keep the essential oil dispersed in water)
Step 3: Once done, add 2 ounces / 60 ml of distilled or purified water into the mixture, and give it another through shake for half a minute as well.
How to Use the Spray
Use it just like how you would use a store-bought disinfecting spray.
– Give it a couple of sprays into the air to freshen up the room or space
– Spray down your doorknobs, toilet seats, flush handles, tabletops, and other surfaces.