Wednesday, April 1, 2020

DIY :: Sanitizing Spray

I haven't found cleaning wipes at the stores for weeks now.  I missed the rush when everybody went out and bought massive amounts.  Since we are almost out at home, I've been looking for a way to make a sanitizing spray using ingredients we have at hand.

I've made this cleaning spray twice now and could not love it more.  I usually buy the Seventh Generation wipes but I like this cleaning spray way better.  It has only a few ingredients, a refreshing scent and I feel it does a pretty good job at cleaning too.  I love that it's made with simple ingredients that are safe.  The only hassle is having to mix it up but the finished product is well worth it.

Here's how you can make this spray at home:


14 oz 3 % hydrogen peroxide 
(or 7 oz water and 7 oz hydrogen peroxide if low on peroxide)
1 tbsp castille soap (or vinegar)
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops tea tree essential oil

Mix all the ingredients in an amber glass bottle to keep the essential oils active.  It helps if you use a small funnel to add all the components.

We had all the ingredients at home except for the hydrogen peroxide.  I always have some at hand but somehow I had ran out and not restocked.  I was surprised to see that hydrogen peroxide is very hard to find right now too.  We got the last bottle at WholeFoods when I made my first batch.  Thankfully, I found 4 more bottles today at Walgreens today by pure luck.  

Tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil are powerful antimicrobial agents which are effective against both bacteria and viruses.  They add a pleasant smell too that is all-natural and not overpowering.  The peroxide has disinfecting properties since it's an oxidizing agent.  If you're running low, you can use it at half-strength.  You can alternate between the vinegar or the castille soap.  The vinegar has disinfecting properties but some people find the smell overpowering. 

Did you notice the soft cloth under the spray bottle?  I'm so glad we started to move away from paper towels a few months ago because we can't find them in the store any more.  I've only been using paper towels to clean glass so I just ordered some glass cleaning towels from Amazon.

I hope that you will give this DIY a try!  

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