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DIY Disinfectant Spray in a blue bottle
DIY Disinfectant Spray (Homemade Lysol)

How to make your own disinfectant spray at home without toxic chemicals.

Keyword: chemical free cleaning spray
Author: Don't Mess With Mama
  • 2-3 lemons
  • 1.5 cups vodka (140 proof or higher)
  1. In a 16 oz spray bottle, add peels of 2-3 lemons.

  2. Fill jar with with 1.5 cups of vodka (140 proof or higher).

  3. Ideally, let lemon peels sit it the vodka for 1-2 weeks to get the lemon oil from the peels. If you don't have the time, you can start using right away.

  4. Shake well and put the spray nozzle on.

  5. To use, spray on surfaces and let sit for a minute to disinfect. Then wipe up with a paper towel.

Recipe Notes

You can add water as needed to this recipe depending on the proof of the vodka or alcohol used. For instance if you used alcohol with 95% alcohol content, you could do a about a 3:1 ratio with alcohol and water to meet the CDC 60% alcohol content recommendation for a disinfectant.