Disinfectant Spray

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  • 3/4 cup filtered or distilled water
  • 2/3 cup high-proof cheap vodka
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 30-40 drops citrus essential oil (sweet orange, lemon, lemongrass, etc.)
  • 30-40 drops tea tree essential oil


Place all ingredients in a quart jar (not plastic) and shake.

For Spray bottles, I like to re-use pellegrino, perrier, or glass vinegar bottles. Their screw caps match up to the screw caps on most sprayers that come from plastic bottles. For storage, I pull the sprayer out and put the lid on. Some essential oils can break down plastic (especially citrus oils) so you do not want your pre-made cleaning products that have lemon oil or other citrus oils in them in contact with plastic for storage. To put the sprayer in the bottle just for use should not be long enough for the lemon to start to break down the plastic.

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