Whether it’s cold and flu season, or you need to sanitize a mess, Lysol is a mainstay in every home. But I am not a fan of the chemical and toxic ingredients. Let me show you how you can make your own non-toxic and yummy smelling version in just a few minutes…. and share a great history lesson too!
According to the Environmental Working Group, Lysol’s disinfecting sprays all received an “F” rating. As in… failure. Lysol contains MIPA-Borate which is known to cause developmental, endocrine, and reproductive problems. It also contains ammonium hydroxide and ethanolamine which is harmful to the respiratory system, is an irritant to the skin, and causes damage to vision. Other chemicals are linked to cancer. Some of Lysol’s ingredients are registered as pesticides with the EPA.
This DIY version only requires two ingredients and smells fresh and clean like an autumn day. No chemicals!
How to Make Non-Toxic Homemade Lysol
Thieves Essential Oil
Fill your water bottle 90% with distilled water. Add 1-2 drops of Thieves for each ounce of water. Be sure to shake before each use.
Sometimes in life, it’s the simple things that work the best. Clean doesn’t have to be complicated. Or toxic. Or smell like chemicals.
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The Clean Ingredients in Thieves
Thieves® essential oil is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. According to several studies in the NCBI, cinnamon, clove, and rosemary essential oils were found to contain the strongest antibacterial properties, including against E. coli.
The Thieves Backstory
During the Black Plague of the 16th century, a band of thieves were caught and brought before the King. These thieves had been breaking into homes of plague victims but had not caught the highly contagious disease and the King wanted to know why. The thieves came from a line of apothecaries and used this mixture of oils rubbed all over their body to keep them from contracting this deadly disease. The King then used these oils to prevent himself and his family from the plague.
So if it’s good enough for the Black Plague, it’s good enough for the dirt of today, don’t you agree?
Are you Inspired?
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This is so cool! I always wanted to know why this oil got this name! Found you at the Homesteader Hop.
Hi Jennifer – So glad you enjoyed the history lesson! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Holly
That is awesome, but the bottle would be finished in only one day of cleaning.
Hi Jessica – We like the little bottle because we use it more for spot-cleaning. You can always make this in a larger spray bottle, just be sure to always use glass bottles when working with essential oils. Hugs, Holly