Thursday, April 21, 2016

3 Ingredient Sanitizer Spray

Before having Connor, I was never one to complain of not feeling well, being sick or fighting something off. But motherhood and you littlest loves change all that when they bring germs home with them. Not only have I gotten sick more in the last 3 1/2 years but Connor has had his fair share of sickness, too. Back in February when we discovered Connor's allergies, I started doing some research on using essential oils to help aid him in his allergies. I was surprised to learn that oils have so many uses and couldn't wait to incorporate them into our lifestyle.

One oil I've been using for 2+ years is Thieves Essential Oil. A girlfriend in Texas recommended it because we were in this pit of sickness and she thought it would help my never-ending battle with virus after virus. I was uncertain but thought I'd give it a try as nothing else was keeping the germs from taking over. This particular essential oil is a combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils, which gives it a spicy scent, which I enjoy. It reminds me of Fall and the scents of my favorite season. Thieves is perfect for cleaning and sanitizing, which is the point of today's post. With 3 simple ingredients, you have yourself a sanitizer that keeps germs at bay, smells good and allows you to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Something I'd like you to keep in mind before I start. I only use and recommend Young Living Essential Oils so that's what I'm sharing with you today. I've tried others and quiet frankly, I like these the best. But please, do you own research when it comes to oils and how to incorporate them into your life. If you do have questions, feel free to ask. I've done a ton of research and would be glad to answer any of your questions.


Ingredients & Supplies
Amber Glass or Aluminum spray bottles* - Amber Glass can be found HERE and the Aluminum ones shown in my photos were purchased from the Dollar Tree for you guessed it... $1!
10 drops Thieves Essential Oil (mine is from Young Living)
Distilled Water
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
*use only metal or glass bottles as oils (especially ones citrus based) can eat through plastic.

Mix 10 drops of Thieves Essential Oil with the 1/4 tsp. sea salt. Let this combination sit for 5 minutes.
Add oil/salt combination to your water, mixing together.
Pour your sanitizer into your spray bottle.* Shake for good measure and spray!
*I use a large glass measuring cup since it's designed for easy pouring. 

Simple, right? Not only is does this spray last forever, it's safe to use daily. I often spray Connor's hands (and mine) 2-3 times a day. Just a quick spray will do. Think of the germs lurking on the shopping cart or the mall playground equipment or even worse, the bathroom stall door handle at your favorite big box store. I've used this on my curtains and bedding, counter tops and furniture when we've been hit with a nasty virus and I don't want it continually being passed from one person to the next.

Easy to make, safe to use and full of natural ingredients you can pronounce. Almost to good to be true, right? I promise it's not! I've been slowly working other oils into our daily routine and plan to share more of those with you over the next couple months but I want to use them enough to give you a solid recommendation.

Have you used oils before? I'd love to hear how you've incorporated them into your life. I'm always on the lookout for new a way to use the ones I have on hand.

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