Disinfecting with What Nature Provides


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Before you go filling your home with toxic fumes, wouldn’t it be wise to see if there is an eco-friendly alternative?  Well, you don’t have to hold your breath, because you can save green in your wallet a1nd be green for our planet by making the switch to natural disinfectants.  Many herbs have antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal properties.  Several are quite useful as disinfectants and work just as well as the toxic store bought ones.  Plus, these same herbs offer other benefits, so having your home smelling nice also doubles as good aromatherapy.  That’s a win, win, win! So, a natural disinfectant is the perfect addition to your environmentally friendly cleaning supplies.

Rosemary tops the list of these natural organic cleaners. Rosemary is antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal.  The other herbs that are great disinfectants are lemon oil, eucalyptus, clove, thyme, oregano oil, lavender, orange, tea tree, peppermint, and cinnamon.  There are other herbs that work too, but these twelve are the best of the best.

Find what works best for you!
We each have differing body chemistries and as such, we are each drawn to or don’t have tolerance for certain herbs.  Please feel free to mix and match until you find a blend that works best for you.  The following recipe is just a guide.  By all means, swap or remove herbs as you like.  We want this mix to be perfect for you, so you will be more likely to use it in the future.

When selecting your oils, ensure that they are 100% pure essential oils and are not mixed with synthetic or diluted with a carrier oil.  Don’t be fooled by marketing gimmicks, there is no such thing as “Certified Therapeutic Grade”, so do your homework.

Create your own disinfecting solution with the following recipe:

2 cups water
½ cup witch hazel
11 drops lemon oil
9 drops eucalyptus oil
7 drops rosemary oil
3 drops tea tree oil

Blend all ingredients into spray bottle, shake well and use!

It ain’t easy being green…Green-12mm-300x300
Well, at least according to Kermit the Frog, but when you take small steps and make minor changes in daily life, you will see it’s actually pretty easy.  2 simple and easy changes you can make right away are this natural disinfectant and swapping out those plastic straws for our fabulous Green 9mm Straight Glass Multi-Purpose Straw. Click here to get yours today!

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