Looking for natural solutions to keep your skin healthy? You will love this homemade DIY Antibacterial Spray for Skin. With lavender, helichrysum, and tea tree oil, this is a blend that 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.
We are all looking for ways to stay healthy these days, and this DIY Antibacterial Spray is something I am never without.
Antibacterial spray is an essential part of any skincare routine.
It helps to keep the skin clean and free from bacteria that can cause breakouts, infections or other skin problems.
Plus, it is great safeguard to keep the family healthy
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 try to avoid using commercially available hand sanitizers and antibacterial sprays because they can contain endocrine disruptors that may harm your health.
But that doesn't mean I am willing to give up performance!
After all, having kids inevitably means skinned knees, scrapes, and burns. (Not to mention germs!)
As a Mom, there is nothing worse than when your kids get hurt. I love how my kids always come to "Dr. Mom" knowing that I will have a natural solution to help them feel better.
A while back, I posted this Owie Spray, which I love and is something else that I keep on hand.
I also really like this homemade antibacterial for skin.
I especially like it when I am concerned about infection because though it has just a handful of ingredients, they all pack a punch when it comes to fighting germs.
Plus, this antiseptic spray it is a great option when I am looking for a natural hand sanitizer.
You can make your own DIY antibacterial spray at home with just a few simple ingredients.
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. 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 alcohol and essential oils.
How to Make My Own Antibacterial Spray for Skin
Start by adding the essential oils to your glass spray bottle. Next, add the distilled water and grain alcohol. 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!