Homemade Lysol Spray

5 Materials
3 Minutes

Readers have been asking Chemistry Cachet to create an easy DIY Lysol spray, and we are finally sharing that post with you today!

Please, visit our blog post linksfor answers to questions! We are sharing WHY we use hydrogen peroxide, how it compares to rubbing alcohol, and we also break down this spray vs the store-bought version. We have all the answers for you there.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/2 tbsp water
  • 15 drops orange essential oil
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 1 tbsp blue Dawn or any dish soap (OPTIONAL, please read details below)
  • Dark glass spray bottle (must be DARK and glass is preferred)

 Check out our Instagram Story video on putting this together and answering questions.

Directions on Mixing:

  1. Add in the hydrogen peroxide to your dark spray bottle.
  2. Add in the water, then essential oil drops. Why water? It makes the oils mix better.
  3. If you want to add in dish soap for cleaning, add in the 1 tbsp now. This is optional, read why below.
  4. Give solution a little shake. Follow directions below on cleaning or disinfecting.

You can visit blog post links to learn details on ingredients, substitutes, and how it compares to our rubbing alcohol cleaner.

Directions for Cleaning with DIY Lysol Spray:

For cleaning, I recommend using the dish soap in the mixture. The surfactant makes this solution clean well. It will clean without it, but I really love the addition of dish soap. Spray the mixture onto your surface, scrub or wipe off with a microfiber towel.

Directions for Disinfecting with DIY Lysol Spray:

After you have cleaned your surface, now you can disinfect. Spray the solution (no dish soap needed for the disinfecting) onto surface and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Make sure area is saturated. This step is crucial for all disinfecting!! You can read this on the back of all disinfectants purchased from the store. After 10 minutes, wipe off with a towel. Be sure to read about cleaning vs disinfecting in this post: https://chemistrycachet.com/the-truth-about-cleaning-vs-disinfecting/

Do you have questions like are the oils necessary? What can this be used on? Please visit the blog post link to learn more!

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  • Bcribb Bcribb on Dec 12, 2021

    Do you have a solution to keep mold under control in home if you do not have a/c & live in Florida?


  • Vee Vee on Dec 12, 2021

    Has anybody heard of Folex. It is the miracle cleaner, stain remover, and its mystery formula is.......well, a mystery!

  • Deborah Zabitski Deborah Zabitski on Dec 12, 2021

    What is the best homemade cleaner for greese and cooked on oils on stove and kitchen cupboards

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  • Lisadoll Lisadoll on Dec 12, 2021

    Exactly my point !! You’re so right people don’t read the labels !

    thanks for all of your recipes for things that are needed .


    They’re appreciated

  • Kathryn Kathryn on Dec 12, 2021

    I will try your lysol project thank you for making me understand the hydrogen peroxide needs to be protected from the sun hence the dark bottles.