April 16, 2014
Lavender + Lemon Bathroom Disinfecting Spray
Here’s a great recipe for a safe and effective bathroom disinfecting spray. It smells clean and will get rid of germs in a hurry! (Go to this post to see my favorite products to DIY your cleaners.)
Today I’m sharing the recipe for Lavender and Lemon Bathroom Disinfecting Spray from The Organically Clean Home – you’ll love how the recipes are organized and layed out. Each recipe has clear (easy and quick) instructions and a lot of the recipes have other tips and tricks included as well. Many recipes have variations so you’ll see unscented versions as well as other scent combinations to try.
Gather your simple ingredients (this recipe can easily be cut in half if you don’t want to mix up a whole batch).
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 cup vodka (excellent germ-killing properties)
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
- 1 1/2 cups water (distilled or boiled and cooled)
I find that using a funnel makes it really easy to pour ingredients directly into a spray bottle. Alternately, you can use a measuring cup or container with a spout with good results too.
Once you’ve mixed up your bathroom disinfecting spray you can spray away. I like to spray all surfaces thoroughly, let it sit for about 10 minutes (to kill germs), and then wipe clean with a microfiber cloth. In the bathroom it’s important to avoid any cross-contamination so I wipe in this order with separate cloths – mirror, sink, tub/shower, toilet. Go to this post for my amazing bathroom cleaning strategy.
Let’s just talk about labeling for a minute, shall we? For me (and most people) packaging will get me to look at and sometimes even purchase a product. If you want your quest to DIY your own cleaners to be a little more fun and to stick, you might want to add a little cuteness. I put a little washi tape on my clear glass spray bottles and it makes it so cute! I added a little hanging tag and put the recipe on the back of the label. I can swap the bottle out for a different cleaner or it’s super easy to mix up another batch with the recipe at the ready.
Are you ready to make your own cleaners? It’s so easy! It’ll save you loads of money and be so much better for you and your family! What are you waiting for?
Have you ordered my book The Organically Clean Home? It’s full of practical tips and 150 cleaning recipes!