In the recipe below, you will learn how to make your own homemade disinfectant spray! This recipe is free of toxins and other harmful chemicals!

This all natural, homemade disinfectant spray is so easy to make! And if you’re like me, no more headaches from using over the counter toxic cleaning products!

What You’ll Need 


  • 16 oz. Glass Spray Bottle
  • Everclear or Rubbing Alcohol (70% or higher)
  • 1/2 tsp Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 30 drops Tea Tree essential oil
  • 15 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 15 drops Eucalyptus essential oil

Instructions for Homemade Disinfectant Spray:

  1. Fill the 16oz glass spray bottle 3/4 of the way to the top with Everclear(ethanol) or Rubbing Alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) which is 70% or higher. Per the CDC, you want to use a product that is at least 70% alcohol to disinfect surfaces.
  2. Add 1/2 tsp of Hydrogen Peroxide. The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved hydrogen peroxide as a sanitizer.
  3. Add the essential oils:
  • 30 drops Tea Tree essential oil
  • 15 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 15 drops Eucalyptus essential oil

Not only does this combination of essential oils smell wonderful, these oils also:

  • Have Natural Disinfectant Properties
  • Fight Mold and Mildew
  • Eliminate Smelly Odors
  • Are Antimicrobial.

4. Put on Spray Top and shake before each use. Add label to spray bottle.

If you’re looking for other essential oils that have disinfectant abilities, check out the list below. 



10 Essential Oils That Have Disinfectant Properties:

Here are other essential oils you could use for cleaning and disinfecting. These are just a few of the many essential oils that contain disinfectant properties including antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic and antiviral!

  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Eucalyptus
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Peppermint
  • Tea Tree
  • Thyme

How to Use Your Homemade Disinfectant Spray

To Disinfect and Deodorize: 

  • Shake spray bottle prior to using
  • Spray directly on countertops, kitchen sink, refrigerator, stove, microwave, bathroom sink, faucet handles, etc.
  • Let the spray sit for a couple of minutes before wiping.
  • For remote controls, light switches, or any other electrical items, spray into a cloth first and then wipe down.
  • To deodorize, spray into your luggage, around your trash cans, in your shoes, and any other place that needs freshening up. Let dry overnight.

To Prevent and Control Mold and Mildew:

  • Shake spray bottle prior to using.
  • Spray generously on pre-cleaned surfaces such as your tub, shower walls, sinks, etc.
  • Leave on for 3-5 minutes before wiping
  • Repeat weekly or as needed

Tip: You can also use this disinfectant spray to refresh and deodorize your fabrics in your home or your car! Just spray until fabric is slightly damp and let air dry.