homemade air deodorizer/ spray?

topic posted Fri, May 30, 2008 - 1:00 AM by  Shanna
I'm a teacher, and one of my parents suggested I make some kind of herbal room spray to help kill germs and prevent illness- I personally got sick way too many times this year. Any thoughts on ingredients to make something of this nature?
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  • Re: homemade air deodorizer/ spray?

    Tue, June 3, 2008 - 10:56 AM
    I just blogged the answer to your question yesterday...

    Thieves Oil- What is it

    Thieves Oil:
    Created from research about four thieves during the 15-century plague in England who used cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague victims. Thieves is a proprietary blend of pure essential oils tested at Weber State University for its potent antimicrobial properties. It was found to have a 99.6 percent kill rate against airborne bacteria.

    THE THIEVES OIL BLEND IS A NATURAL ANTIVIRAL, antiseptic, antibacterial, bug repellent and more.

    Here are some of it's uses:

    ~Rub on your hands & fingers to kill germs
    ~Diffuse into the air to kill airborne germs, viruses & mildew in half hour or less intravals
    ~One drop on a bug bite will stop the itching and speed up healing
    ~A few drops in a light scentless carrier oil makes an effective insect repellent.
    ~Freshen breath with 1 or 2 drops in your mouth or on your toothbrush- have water handy for rinsing.
    ~A dab on a wound or pimple to aid in healing.
    ~A few drops on a handkerchief around your neck can aid your immune system in kicking a bug before you fully catch it.
    ~Breathing steaming water with a few drops in it aids in kicking a bug early.
    ~For those with a masochistic side (only): 1 or 2 drops rubbed into your pits kills body odor.
    ~Use as cologne, it smells delicious! Cinnamon is an aphrodisiac!

    Here's more info on the beneficial properties of each essential oil in the blend:

    Cinnamon Bark Oil – warm spicy and invigorating

    Clove Oil – a natural pain reliever

    Lemon Oil – Stimulating and soothing

    Rosemary – warm and stimulating

    Eucalyptus Citriodora Oil – antibacterial & astringent
    • Re: homemade air deodorizer/ spray?

      Thu, June 5, 2008 - 12:57 PM
      I always forget about thieves!!I had a massage therapist who gave me some and recommended it for the classroom. I'll have to look for it here and on my mainland travels this summer. Thanks
  • Re: homemade air deodorizer/ spray?

    Thu, June 12, 2008 - 11:37 AM
    We used this concoction in my Massage class to disinfect tables:

    Diffused in a large spray bottle:
    20 Drops Lavendar Essential Oil
    10 Drops each Lemon, Eucalyptus, Peppermint.

    Eucalyptus is a very powerful disinfectant, but some people are severely allergic to it. I would also add Tea Tree to that but it will change the scent as with the original 4 ingrediants it smells wonderful.

    Play around, I really like this mix, but there are thousands of different concoctions you can brew.

    Have fun!
    • Re: homemade air deodorizer/ spray?

      Mon, June 30, 2008 - 7:19 AM
      I would use essential oil of Ravensara (also called Ravintsara). It has strong anti-viral properties
      Ravensara is considered safe for use with children and great for family home care.
      • Re: homemade air deodorizer/ spray?

        Mon, June 30, 2008 - 6:31 PM
        Thieves Oil for sure - yay for Uncle Harry's

        also, GSE on surfaces and considerusing Melissa; very strong antiviral with a nice aromatherapeutic aspect of soothing,
        uplifiting and calming. Its a bit pricey but well worth it AND its a lovely aroma.

        Also in agreement with Katrien about the Ravensara; contains a huge amount of terpine-type chemical compounds, hence
        its anti-viral strength yet its perfect safe to use around kids (and pets)

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