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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.Click to share this natural disinfecting spray with your friendsClick To Tweet
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)
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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Anitra is the founder of The Mama Zone and she’s been sharing useful tips for mom here since 2009.