Using chemical cleaners can be dangerous for you and the environment. Not only do these products use harmful chemicals, but they also usually focus on 1 or 2 antibacterial compounds – which many bacteria eventually become resistant to. Natural, plant-based antibacterial agents are safer, more environmentally friendly, and contain a more complex mixture of antibacterial agents that is more difficult for bacteria to become resistant to.
Chemical Cleaning Agents vs. Natural Cleaning Agents
|Full of potentially harmful chemicals with long-term side effects for the environment and humans.||No dangerous chemicals and a much lower risk of doing harm to your family and the environment.|
|Only focus on one to three antibacterial chemical components.||Contain as many as 120 helpful chemical components|
|Bacteria and viruses will mutate to become resistant.||Bacteria and viruses have little to no chance of developing resistance|
|Expensive.||Much less expensive to make.|
|Strength of the product determined by manufacturer.||When you make it, you are in control of the product’s strength.|
|Can cause or aggravate problem skin and allergies, such as eczema and psoriasis.||Some people have been known to have allergic reactions to essential oils, but there are often other options.|
|Can cause death.||No known deaths from essential oils.|
How to Make a Natural Antiseptic Spray for Counters, Washrooms, Hands, etc.
- 1 tsp (5mL) Auntie Septic essential oil blend
- 1 tbsp vodka or isopropyl alcohol (dries quicker) OR 1 tsp unscented soap
- 1 cup water
Mix essential oil with liquid soap / alcohol. Add water. Stir or shake until well blended. Pour into spray bottle(s). You may choose to leave out the soap / alcohol, however the oil will settle at the top and the product will beed to be shaken well before each use.
- You can also add Auntie Septic essential oil blend to liquid soaps to make a natural antibacterial soap.
- You can add other essential oils to tweak the scent to your liking
- Use antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic products only during cold and flu season when the risk of infection is high. This allows the good bacteria to survive