You 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.
Many 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 was 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.
So What’s The Alternative To Lysol?
There are a number of less toxic things you can do to keep sickness from spreading to other family members without resorting to using chemicals in your home.
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 someone is sick in my home we run 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 works great. My daughters love how it changes colors and it’s easy to operate.
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.
Here are some of the top single essential oils and blends that are known for their abilities to kill germs.
- Lavender (learn more about Lavender)
- Tea Tree
- Lemon(get it here)
- Clove (get it here)
- Germ Fighter Blend (get it here)
- Defender Immune Boost (get it here)
- Thyme (get it here)
The brands I use most are Isagenix, Simply Earth, and Plant Therapy because they are pure and tested for toxins.
Read my Simply Earth review here
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Natural “Lysol” Recipes
I’ve found several natural Lysol recipes on Pinterest. Basic recipes include the core essential oils that are great for killing germs plus others to make the scent just the way you like it.
That’s the great thing about natural cleaning. There are so many options!
Melissa at CleanMySpace.com has a quick DYI disinfect spray tutorial using Thyme Essential Oil.
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.
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Justine at Shine From The Inside created this recipe. She includes the following oils in her spray:
2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
3-4 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
1-2 drops Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
1-2 drops Thyme Essential Oil
2 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Do you use oils for cleaning and disinfecting around your home? If so, let me know your favorite.