Making your own germ-fighting solution is the best decision there you could make in times like these. Being a mom with pets running around. I knew I had to come up with something that was just as effective as any other bacteria-fighting product.
What could be better than making my own? Scrolling the web for sanitizing products was fruitless. I actually felt hopeless, but I was not about to give in.
My job entails dealing with people each day so there had to be something that could be used to replace Lysol that is just as effective, or even stronger.
The only thing I had on my shelves was RUBBING ALCOHOL and HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. These are known to be effective sanitizing products. Rubbing Alcohol can be used to sanitize countertops, door locks, and so too Hydrogen Peroxide.
Because these two products are considered to be fast-acting bacteria-fighting chemicals I know they were my way out of my situation.
Thinking of the smell, I thought I would use essential oils to add a pleasant odor, and also add to the bacteria-fighting aspect. Essential oils are proven to have bacteria-fighting abilities so adding them would allow two benefits instead of one.
PLEASE NOTE: The products listed below are not intended to treat, diagnosed, or prevent any form of disease whatsoever. It also will not replace medical advice or help.
After researching I was surprised to find the same solution, I had put together. Which is said to be one of the most effective Lysol replacement solutions.
I was very thrilled to hear that as it was my only hope. My homemade Lysol is what my son and I have been using so far, and we are doing pretty well.
HOW AND WHERE YOU CAN USE YOUR DIY LYSOL SPRAY
- Door locks [ ALL]
- Sanitize phones
- Delivery packages
- Public seats
- Canned groceries
- Fruits… then wash well
- Public restrooms
YOU WILL NEED…..
1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
12 oz rubbing alcohol
12 drops of lemon essential oil
20 drops of tea tree essential oil
10 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil
15 drops of Lavender essential oil
16 oz glass bottle
Simply combine all the ingredients. Be very gentle as you shake to incorporate the ingredients. Use this to disinfect your home and personal items.
Pour in a smaller spray bottle and use this as a travel spray. You can use it to mist door locks, toilet seats, store carts, and to sanitize your hands.
DO NOT WIPE AFTER SPRAYING ON ITEMS AS THIS WILL PREVENT THE PENETRATION OF THE CHEMICAL AND HAMMER THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR HOMEMADE LYSOL. KEEP SAFE