29 Aug 2012, 8:54am
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  • MIY: Herbal Disinfectant Spray

    The other night my son had a weird rash on his back.  It was bumpy and itchy.  I was afraid it was poison ivy and I wanted to disinfect his skin if it was.  Maybe that wasn’t the smartest idea, but it could have been anything, so I chanced it.

    Quickly, I scoured the ‘net and found a recipe for disinfectant  spray from one of my all time favorite frugal/natural blogs. (which was introduced to me by my good friend Angie)

    Thankfully, I had all of the herbal essences it called for and it less than two minutes I had my spray.

    After making it, I wet a small cloth and rubbed it on my son’s back.  In the morning, his back was clear and he had no more itchies!  Thank goodness.  Itchies make a great recipe for whining and I can’t stand whining.  Hah.

    You can use this around the house, too.  Spray it on switch plates, door handles, little hands, toilet seat, in the bed sheets, school lunch boxes.  Get creative, this will kill those icky germs!  Now, this, nor any other disinfectant for that matter, can not make your house completely sterile but it has the ability to kill slew of germs.  So use it liberally, especially with flu and cold season around the corner.

    The middle bottle is eucalyptus but it's written in Russian. So if the letters look funny, you now know why.

    Herbal Disinfectant Spray (original recipe found HERE)

    -1 cup distilled water
    -20 drops lavender essential oil
    -20 drops of thyme or eucalyptus essential oil
    -10 drops tea tree oil

    Directions: Mix all ingredients into a spray bottle and use as a disinfectant on all hard surfaces. Simply spray on and let air dry.

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