Homemade All-In-One Lysol Disinfectant, Febreze & Spider Repellent

5 Materials
$2
5 Minutes
Easy

It's the cold season- what are you spraying to disinfect your home? What do you use to make it smell good when your home is closed up during the winter? And what do you do about the spiders that came inside when it turned cold?


Watch out because there are harmful chemicals in the products you buy at the store . You can look up Lysol and Febreze here- https://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners

Most Spider products at the store are of course pesticides but even I was surprised that Lysol is classified as a pesticide!


It's much safer and economical to make your own and you get 3 products in one with this cheap mixture---

First thing you need to make your natural All-In-One disinfectant, odor eliminator, and spider repellent is a spray bottle and I suggest the glass type if you have one. Fill it with 1 cup of water.

Get some cheap vodka- this brand is about $5.99 and you only need 1/2 cup to mix into your spray bottle.

Then just 1/2 tsp baking soda mixed in...

And 12 drops your choice- orange, lemon, eucalyptus, or tea tree essential oils. Shake all these ingredients to mix them well.

I spray doorknobs, furniture, toilets- including the flusher handle, chairs, counter tops, curtains, corners where spiders lurk.


Kills germs, odors, and makes the spiders leave!


Note: Not all fabric surfaces react the same to anything sprayed on them so test a hidden area on anything you think might stain (like a solid color sofa).


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To make Homemade All-In-One Lysol-Febreze-Spider Repellent:


Mix these 4 items into a spray bottle--

1/2 cup cheap vodka

1 cup water

1/2 tsp baking soda

12 drops your choice- orange, lemon, eucalyptus, or tea tree essential oils

Shake well before spraying each time.

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  • Michelle Albrecht
    on Feb 3, 2019

    why glass and not plastic?

    why vodka and not alcohol?

    • Buck
      on Feb 18, 2019

      Why not use good vodka, your only using 1/2 cup then drink the rest

      then the spider problem will disappear either way


  • Melissa
    on Feb 5, 2019

    Why vodka instead of rubbing or grain alcohol?

    • Nina Marie Dorr
      on May 2, 2019

      Tea tree oil especially reacts with plastic and rubber and disintegrates it over time.

  • Sue Vaughn Diaz-Balazs
    on Mar 9, 2019

    Live in the country, I wonder if this would work for ants? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

    • Charlotte
      on May 2, 2019

      Sprinkle cornmeal around the edges of your house, when the ants eat it it dehydrates them and they die, While dying, they tend to head for home. If eaten after death, the next one has inadvertently eaten cornmeal and he will die too.

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