I know that crazy feeling when someone is sick and you want to do something to “get the germs out” so no one else gets it.
I used to grab Lysol and spray it around the house but when I learned it was full of toxins I decided to find some alternatives.
I realize most of us grew up using Lysol (and the like) so it’s hard to break the habit.
Our parents didn’t know how bad it is and even now it’s just becoming common knowledge.
Lysol is full of chemicals. Ingredients like formaldehyde, hydrochloric acid, and phenylphenol are not safe for adults much less for kids.
All those chemicals can be hazardous to our skin and respiratory system.
Do This If Someone Is Sick In Your House
There are a number of less toxic things you can do to keep the sickness from spreading.
Of course, the first thing is to have everyone regularly washing their hands several.
The 2nd is boosting everyone’s immune system.
The 3rd is getting rid of the germs in the house.
Since essential oils help boost your immune system and are great for disinfecting you can accomplish both at the same time.
When someone is sick in our house I immediately turn on the diffuser and wipe down surfaces with homemade “Lysol”.
Be Sure To Have A Back Up Diffuser
There isn’t anything worse than having your diffuser quit working when someone is sick in the house.
When I have sick people we are running the diffuser all day long.
Essential Oil Diffuser
So do yourself a favor and always have a backup essential oil diffuser.
Grab that diffuser if you see it under $20.
It’s the one I bought my sister and it works great.
This diffuser I bought on Amazon for under $20 but it isn’t always available.
Stock Up On Your Essential Oils Ahead Of Time
The best thing to do is to have everything you need ahead of time. If you don’t, you’ll be spraying Lysol because it’s easy to grab.
You can easily get what you need online.
These Essential Oils are antiviral and great to have on hand.
Plant Therapy Germ Fighter Synergy Essential Oil 30 mL (1 oz) 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade
- Tea Tree
- Germ Fighter Blend
- Defender Immune Boost
As you probably know there are many brands of essential oils.
The brands I use the most are Plant Therapy and Simply Earth. They are pure and tested for toxins plus affordable.
Simply Earth Essential Oils
Simply Earth has some great oils but what makes them special is their Essential Oils Subscription Box.
Each month Simply Earth puts together a different “recipe box” to help you make your life more natural. Each box contains 4 Essential Oils, recipe cards, and all the accessories needed. Plus, free shipping!
Read my Simply Earth review here.
To receive a $20 gift card emailed to you after subscribing to your first Essential Oil Recipe Box use discount code: STACYRUSSELLFREE at Simply Earth.
Alternatively, this code can be used for a free oil ($10 and under) with any purchase.
Plant Therapy Essential Oils
Plant Therapy is available on Amazon or directly at their website.
They have just about every oil you need to get started, plus some wonderful blends.
They always have FREE Shipping and weekly specials so be sure to check out their website before you purchase on Amazon.
Download Your Free E-Book – Beginner’s Tips For Using Essential Oils
Natural “Lysol” Recipes
I’ve found several natural Lysol recipes on Pinterest. Melissa at CleanMySpace.com has a quick DYI disinfect spray tutorial. She uses Thyme Essential Oil in it!
Here’s another one I found for you to pin and save for when you need it. There are more essential oils in this one.
I’ve found there are a few core oils that are great for killing germs and then you can add others to make the scent just the way you like it.
You could just use Germ Fighter as your “natural Lysol”.
That’s the great thing about natural cleaning. There are so many options!