DIY Alcohol Spray

Posted by Linda Aldredge on

With the corona virus pandemic in full swing—leaving a lot of us feeling vulnerable and laying in wait—I thought it would be a good time to post a simple DIY alcohol spray.

There is new evidence that suggests the virus can remain viable in the air for up to 3 hours, on copper for up to 4 hours, on cardboard up to 24 hours and on plastic and stainless steel up to 72 hours (from The New England Journal of Medicine).

This simple alcohol spray when used correctly can help you kill germs on surfaces all around your house, car, phone etc. It’s important that you leave the spray on surfaces for at least 30 seconds for it to be truly effective in killing germs.

3/4 cup Isopropyl Alcohol
1/4 cup Distilled Water (or Witch Hazel)
1 teaspoon Lavender Essential Oil
Container with a spray attachment (think about reusing something around your home)

With this recipe it’s vital that you have at least 70% alcohol in total as any less than that will render the spray ineffective. It’s also important that you label your bottle so other people know what’s inside.

Hopefully this recipe will bring you a little peace in this chaotic time.

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