Homemade Lysol - How to Make a Non-Toxic Version

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Whether it’s cold and flu season, or you need to sanitize a mess, Lysol is a main-stay 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….
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!
Glass Spray Bottle

Thieves Essential Oil

Vintage Style Label

Fill your water bottle 90% with spring water. Add one drop of Thieves for each ounce of water. The bottles shown are two ounces, so I added two drops. 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.
Want to read the remainder of the article and see the entire DIY? Click on the link below to head over to the blog post! I would love for you to stop by and say hello and let me know what you think!
Suggested materials:
  • Glass Bottle   (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I4GFE48/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=thecocheasdur-20&camp=1789&cre)
  • Thieves Essential Oil   (http://pinkfortitude.com/essential-oils/)
Holly Bertone | Pink Fortitude
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  • DP DP on Oct 16, 2016
    never heard of theives oil before, what is in it?

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  • Venia5578 Venia5578 on Dec 02, 2016
    I'm not familiar with Theives oil but I am curious . Thks for the tips. U learn something new everyday, get back at cha.

    • The story about Thieves goes back to the middle ages. The entire story is on the blog post if you stop by if you want to learn more. Thanks so much!