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Home Made LYSOL

Postby ReadyMom » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:42 pm

This thread is started thanks to a great suggestion by 8greenbeans for homemade lysol!

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by 8greenbeans » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:27 pm

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I spray down the house regularly with homemade lysol. It's just a simple spray bottle (that has the misting option), fill it almost full with rubbing alcohol, drip some essential oil of oregano, tea tree, and maybe something that you like to smell - recently it was sweet orange oil for us - in the past it has been lavendar, rose, lemon, peppermint, cinnamon, etc ... shake and spray everything. (Usually 15-20 drops per germ fighting oils per 8 oz and then the other oils just enough to smell.) It never smells like a sick house.

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Postby ReadyMom » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:38 pm

8greenbeans ... Lysol is supposed to kill 99.9% . Do you know what the percentage of kill is for your homemade version? If you are killing the flu virus, this is REAL important (especially if you find out that someone who was visiting you was ill or you are caring for an ill family member) -k

by 8greenbeans » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:54 pm
Nope, don't know the percentage but I have to say, we still got sick when spraying with lysol (not to mention having all those chemicals flying around) but with this spray we don't get sick, don't smell like a sick house, and don't have the reactions we do like we do with the lysol.
Tea tree oil is a known germ killer that is comparable to lysol AND bleach. So are many of the other essential oils. So all combined I wouldn't be surprised if everything is killed due to the many different oils that fight different things.

As for the flu. Yes, our neighbors had the H1N1 and visited here - kids staying here trying not to contract it from sick family members but unknowingly already had it, their mom visiting - the whole house and anyone who visited them or they visited got it ... except us - no one here got it at all. We even visited my father in the rehabilitation center and he has not gotten any of it.

Hope that helps.
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So, I did a little searching and found this recipe:

Homemade Lysol
http://trainachild.blogspot.com/2009/01 ... lysol.html

Buy an empty spray bottle and label it so that it does not get used for anything else. Then mix

    1 part 5% white vinegar
    1 part 3% peroxide
    if you want, a few drops of fragrance

Turn the nozzle until it is the finest mist you can get. Spray on surface and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Wipe off if desired (like the toilet seat, not only because no one wants a wet tuchus, but also so you don't get it on clothes and discolor them).
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Re: Home Made LYSOL

Postby roger o » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:11 am

[quote][/quote]Lysol is supposed to kill 99.9% . Do you know what the percentage of kill is for your homemade version?

Cold and flu viruses are spread by airborne micro droplets, usually from a sneeze or cough, and most bacteria and viruses are killed by drying, so if a surface has wet sputum on it that contains cold or flu viruses, simply allowing the surface to dry will usually be enough to render them harmless. If you spray the surface with an acid (vinegar) and/or alcohol and anti microbial such as tee tree oil, you simply speed up the process.

The reason why we are so susceptible to colds during the winter is simply because we are indoors and close proximity to coughs and sneezes, and not our contact with "contaminated" hard surfaces.

Too many of us are guilty of making "clean dirt", that is, we spray the heck out of dirty surfaces and fail to clean them first. If you want to disinfect, the best way is to use plain old soap and water.
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Re: Home Made LYSOL

Postby 8greenbeans » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:40 pm

Indeed another great point, Roger ... soap and water actually does better than most of a lot of other things -mainly 'cause it isn't helping to create superbugs. We clean a lot around here using simple things (ie vinegar and water with a little castille soap - the most used cleaner here). The spray I started using was mainly to get the "sick house" smell out and I knew the stuff I was using killed germs as well. It is now one of those comforting smells when someone gets sick around here :)

Another reason we tend toward getting sick more often in the winter is our lack of exposure to sunlight which is one of the best natural germ fighters!

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Re: Home Made LYSOL

Postby CajunDaddys_girl » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:02 am

Subject: Home Made LYSOL

ReadyMom wrote:This thread is started thanks to a great suggestion by 8greenbeans for homemade lysol!

So, I did a little searching and found this recipe:

Homemade Lysol
http://trainachild.blogspot.com/2009/01 ... lysol.html

Buy an empty spray bottle and label it so that it does not get used for anything else. Then mix

    1 part 5% white vinegar
    1 part 3% peroxide
    if you want, a few drops of fragrance

Turn the nozzle until it is the finest mist you can get. Spray on surface and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Wipe off if desired (like the toilet seat, not only because no one wants a wet tuchus, but also so you don't get it on clothes and discolor them).


Do not spray this on fabrics..
Hydrogen Peroxide will discolor & lighten porous surfaces and fabrics... Peroxide is used in teeth whitening solutions and hair bleaching products... Yes even the 3 percent household peroxide medicine cabinet one will lighten and bleach things out..
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