Natural Cleaning Pt.2

Natural Cleaning Pt.2

Now that I have shown you how to make a vodka infusion, I would like to show you how you can use this in natural, homemade cleaning products. Let me just note that if you are limited on items in your home right now, you could mix your infusion with water 50/50 and use that as a spray disinfectant cleaner. However, I like to mix a little more with that to give it a boost so here is my go to disinfectant spray recipe.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup vodka infusion (or plain vodka if that's all you have)
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 20-30 drops essential oils (I used Fighting Five by Edens Garden)
  • Glass spray bottle

There are other options for essential oils that have antibacterial and antiviral properties. I would choose yours based off of what you used for your vodka infusion so that the scents compliment each other. For example, if you used lemon peel for your vodka infusion, you have several options of essential oils to use because lemon pairs well with other citrus, floral and woodsy scents. Within those scents there are several oils that also have cleaning benefits to give your spray a boost in disinfecting. If there is an oil you have in mind I would suggest looking it up and you'd be surprised what oils are beneficial in cleaning. 

Here are a few extras that I like to use in my disinfecting sprays. I would also like to note to be especially careful with citrus oils around cats. I have two cats and even though this spray is safe and natural, I treat it like I would with a chemically loaded cleaner and keep my cats away while I'm using it and until it's completely dry.

In addition to these, thyme, rosemary and lavender are all nice to use for cleaning/disinfecting.

If you are new to essential oils and are not sure where to start, I absolutely love Edens Garden essential oils. They make 100% pure essential oils and offer both single oils (lemon, lavender, pine, etc..) and synergy blends (Fighting Five which is like Thieves oil). 

I hope you guys enjoy making your own disinfecting spray! I will post in a few days with another DIY natural cleaner