It’s that time of the year when the germs start to proliferate and settle in homes all over the place!!! My kids have been sick this week. I have been trying really hard to not catch their cooties and so far I have been successful!! Knock on wood! But it’s only October and we have a long germy season ahead of us! It is going to be a long road naturally pumping up our immune systems.
The weather has allowed us to let some fresh air in this week which unfortunately won’t be happening for long. The sneezing and coughing is filling the air in our house with lots of nasty germs. So to help fight the germs flying around in our house I made two natural, non-toxic, disinfecting air sanitizers this morning.
I went on a hunt in my cupboards for some empty spray bottles. I was successful! I only had to rinse the colored water out of one of them. You can find cheap spray bottles at beauty supply stores, dollar stores and Target to name a few.
I filled them both up with our Reverse Osmosis water. If you don’t have filtered water you can purchase distilled or purified water. I used about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of water.
I went through my stash of essential oils and chose those that are known for their anti-bacterial, antiseptic and disinfectant qualities.
For the first bottle I added
20 drops sandalwood oil (antiseptic properties)
20 drops patchouli oil (antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties)
20 drops lavender oil (antiseptic, anti-bacterial and disinfectant properties)
20 drops orange oil (antiseptic and disinfectant properties)
Shake it up and spray it around!! Don’t spray at people or too close to fabric as the oil may stain. Mist high into the air.
We used this good smelling, germ fighting, air cleaner/sanitizer in the bedrooms.
To the second bottle I added
20 drops Eucalyptus oil (antiseptic, anti-bacterial and disinfectant properties)
20 drops tee tree oil (anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial…pretty much anti everything!)
20 drops lavender oil (see above)
20 drops lemon oil (same as orange oil)
20 drops orange oil (see above)
Again, shake it up and spray, spray, spray those germs away!! We sprayed this in the kitchen and the bathrooms.
These make the perfect, SAFE, non-toxic addition to your fight against both seasonal, swine flu (H1N1) and other viral infections. These essential oils are proven natural germ fighters! Safe because you can let you kids spray these around and help kill germs with out worrying about what harsh and poisonous chemicals they are coming in contact with.
Just another safe way to keep us healthy!!
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