Looking for natural solutions to keep your skin healthy? You will love this homemade DIY Homemade Antibacterial Spray for Skin. With lavender, helichrysum, and tea tree oil, this blend works well and smells great. It is perfect for keeping on hand for scraped knees and minor burns, and it can double up as a hand sanitizer or even cleaner!
Are you tired of using chemical-laden antibacterial sprays that can be harmful to your health and the environment? Why not try making your own all-natural, homemade antibacterial spray with essential oils?
Not only is it easy to make, but it's also effective!
In this blog post, we'll show you how to make your own homemade antibacterial spray using essential oils and other natural ingredients. Say goodbye to harsh chemicals and hello to a healthier home!
Why Make It?
There are many commercial antibacterial sprays on the market, but they can be expensive.
Plus, they may not be quite as healthy as you think.
I avoid using commercially available hand sanitizers and antibacterial sprays because they can contain endocrine disruptors and other toxic chemicals that may harm your health.
Why This Recipe Works
Antibacterial essential oils and grain alcohol are key in this recipe.
Lavender oil is one of the most versatile oils for skin. It can be used to cleanse, soothe, and tone the skin. It is naturally antibacterial and one of the few essential oils that is considered safe enough for babies and to use without a carrier oil.
Helichrysum is an oil that is perfect for healing wounds and scars. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is excellent for combining with lavender or tea tree for many different uses.
Tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties making it the perfect addition to this homemade spray antiseptic. It has been shown to reduce the chances of bacterial infection, especially when combined with isopropyl alcohol that is 70% or more concentrated.
Grain Alcohol or 70% or Higher Isopropyl Alcohol
Grain Alcohol is key to this recipe because it has been proven effective at killing bacteria and germs.
Alcohol-based sanitizers are different because they rely on at least 70% alcohol to kill bacteria without disrupting cell membranes like sanitizers that contain triclosan can.
There are a few recipes for DIY antibacterial spray for skin out there.
I'm going to share my favorite one with you today. This homemade spray is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Plus, it's gentle enough to use on your face and body.
To make this antibacterial spray, you'll need:
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- Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Helichrysum Essential Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Distilled Water
- Alcohol, at least 70 % or higher
- Glass Spray Bottle or Oil-Safe Plastic Bottle
Can I Use This Recipe For Cleaning?
The ingredients in this recipe can work together to prevent infections, and many are commonly used in DIY cleaning products.
I would consider omitting helichrysum oil from the blend if you are making this spray for cleaning.
Though it is excellent for skin, it is a more expensive oil and doesn’t add a lot in terms of cleaning surfaces.
Also, be mindful of the care instructions for the surfaces you are cleaning - not all do well with rubbing alcohol and essential oils.
You may want to consider adding in white vinegar, which is commonly used in homemade cleaners.
Other Oils that Work For Making Disinfectant Spray
- Lemon Essential Oil
How to Make DIY Disinfectant Spray
Start by adding the essential oils to your glass spray bottle. Next, add the distilled water and grain alcohol. You will want to make sure you use an alcohol that is at least 140 proof/70%.
Screw on the lid and shake well to combine.
To use, simply spray on your skin as needed. This homemade antibacterial spray for skin can be used several times a day.
Do you have any favorite DIY recipes for keeping your skin healthy? Let me know in the comments below!
DIY Homemade Antibacterial Spray for Skin
- 15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 10 drops Helichrysum essential oil
- 5 drops Lavender essential oil
- 2 ounces distilled water
- ½ ounce grain alcohol or 99% alcohol
- Combine ingredients in a glass spray bottle.
- Shake well.
Hi Wendy, what is grain alcohol? Is it the stuff we drink?
This might help: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-grain-alcohol.htm
I don't drink it. 🙂
Hello Wendy, will 70% alcohol work as well as the grain alcohol?Thank you.
Yes - if you can find it it is a great option. I have struggled to find it lately.
If I wanted a tea-tree-only spray, would you suggest still just using 15 drops or would you recommend increasing to 30 drops, the total number of essential oil drops in your original recipe? Thanks!
I would increase it to 30 drops, so long as the smell isn't too much for you.