DIY Essential Oil Disinfecting Kitchen Spray

The MamaZone: DIY Disinfecting Kitchen Cleaning Spray with Essential Oils

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I’ve wanted to mix up my own DIY Disinfecting Kitchen Spray for weeks, and I finally managed to get it done. Until now, I’ve been using a mix of vinegar and Dawn as an alternative to toxic cleaning sprays. I love that mix, but I’ve wanted something more (especially in the kitchen).

Thanks to my love affair with essential oils, I now have a disinfectant that’s safe for the kids to use. I did a little research online and found a blend that will work well for us.  There are just 4 ingredients and it’s incredibly easy to make.

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DIY Natural Disinfecting Kitchen Spray

Grab Your Supplies:

  • 12 oz. or 16 oz Stainless Steel or Glass Spray Bottle (I got this original spray bottle from the Dollar Store, but I’ve upgraded to the glass bottles from Grove Collaborative.)
  • 4 ounces of White Vinegar (we keep this stuff in stock at home!)
  • 8 ounces of Water
  • 10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
  • 10 drops of  doTerra On Guard Blend 
  • 10 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Dish Soap (optional)

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Essential Oil Kitchen Spray Directions:

Combine your ingredients in the spray bottle and shake, shake, shake. When choosing your spray bottle, stick with glass or stainless steel since essential oils don’t always play nice with plastic!

 

Why I Chose These Ingredients for My DIY Disinfecting Spray

  • Why Vinegar? Vinegar is a safe, inexpensive natural cleaner that is effective on bacteria, germs and mold (find 1,001 uses for white vinegar on VinegarTips.com!).
  • Why Lemon Essential Oil? Lemon has anti-fungal, antiviral and antiseptic properties.
  • Why On Guard? On Guard is a blend for immune support. It contains Wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary oils. If you don’t want to purchase the blend, look for a few of the individual oils included in the blend.
  • Why Grapefruit Essential Oil? Grapefruit has antiseptic and disinfectant properties (plus it smells great).

Our disinfecting kitchen spray works well in the kitchen, but it’s definitely not a degreaser, so I’m working on a blend for that. Try it yourself and let me know what you think.

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  • Great oils to use. My daughter uses a mixture of water and white vinegar to clean out her guinea pig’s cage. Sometimes I add some to the washing machine or dishwasher, but I haven’t concocted a spray or cleaner with it. I like essential oils for my hair and make moisturizing sprays did my hat and the kid’s.

    I bookmarked this so I can try it. I wonder if you add more of Dawn than usual would you also get a good degreaser and disinfectant in one bottle?

  • Sherri

    I love using oils, but vinegar is not recommended for use on some stone counters…. so I’ve been using hydrogen peroxide in place of the vinegar, and adding my oils to it…. it is wonderful…. now I have one cleaner for both counters, toilets, etc….

    • zonemom

      Thanks for the tip about the vinegar. I had no idea! Do you know which stones are off limits? I’ll have to make a little note in the post so people are aware.

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