Homemade Disinfectant Cleaner with Essential Oils

homemade disinfectant cleaner made with essential oils

homemade disinfectant cleaner made with essential oils

Homemade disinfectant cleaner is easy to make with simple ingredients like isopropyl alcohol and vinegar. And fun to do at home when you want to have a DIY project.

While hand washing is still the best way to eliminate most germs from hands, you can make your own disinfectant spray that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean and sanitize surfaces in your home.

This all purpose natural cleaner can be used throughout the home; in the kitchen, bathrooms, the kid’s playrooms and is great for the car, too.

Add essential oils for a more pleasant cleaning solution. You can add the blend you want but I have included a great essential oils blend below in the directions.

And I have included a cute PDF file for stickers or labels that you can print and use! Just click on the link above and it will bring up a file that you can print or save until you are ready to use it.



  • 1 cup distilled water 
  • 1/2 cup cheap vodka or isopropyl alcohol 
  • 1/4 white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 5-10 drops of tea tree essential oil (Find it here on Amazon)
  • 5-10 drops of clove essential oil (Find it here on Amazon)
  • 5-10 drops of sweet orange essential oil spray (Find it here on Amazon)
  • 16 ounce spray bottles (Find it here on Amazon) or you can get some cute ones from the Dollar tree!
  • Measuring cup
  • Funnel
  • Whisk


*Please note that due to the current shortage supplies in certain areas, you may need to check other retailers either online or in your area for availability or substitutions. 


Step 1:  Add your water, vodka, vinegar, and baking soda in a glass measuring cup. Whisk together gently.

Step 2: Add in your essential oils. 

Step 3: Gently whisk all the ingredients together until well incorporated. 

Step 4: Using a funnel, add the mixture into your bottle, stopping about ½” from the top. Add the top and screw on tightly. Affix your label!

Repeat recipe as needed to refill your homemade disinfectant cleaner.

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