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Nontoxic Virus Defense: Make Disinfectant Sprays with Essential Oils
Posted By Annie B. Bond On May 4, 2009 @ 8:28 am In Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home | 24 Comments
Especially when there are flu and virus outbreaks in your community, added protection against germs is often warranted. Try these homemade essential oil mists — an easy way to add antiviral and antibacterial yet natural scent to your home. They are proven allies in the fight against germs, and they don’t pose the health dangers of many store-bought disinfectants .
This formula takes a few seconds to make. I like to make it in a colorful spray bottle.
Combine ingredients in a spray bottle; shake to blend.
Use liberally on non-staining surfaces or simply spray upward in the center of the room, being sure to avoid contact with eyes.
Use an eyedropper to place the following in a small glass jar with a lid (a baby food jar is ideal):
Mix well. To use, add 4–8 drops of this base to one cup of purified or distilled water in a spray bottle, shaking to mix. Store in a cool, dark place.
You can change the essential oil blend of the formulas above as you like, but the following list of essential oils are known to be highly antiseptic. (Interestingly, many of the most germ-killing plants are also used as spices in cooking.)
Alternately, try an electronic air sanitizer  to destroy airborne odors, bacteria, viruses, molds, chemicals, smoke and allergens.
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 health dangers of many store-bought disinfectants: http://life.gaiam.com/gaiam/p/Are-Disinfectants-Overkill.html
 electronic air sanitizer: http://www.gaiam.com/category/eco-home-outdoor/air-quality.do?SID=WG107SPRTAPEMACS
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