Homemade Herbal Antibacterial Spray

New research is proving that the old folk recipes using herbs and essential oils to kill germs, such as those used by 14th century doctors during the Black Plague, were based on good science. Many essential oils, such as the oils of lavender and thyme, are more antiseptic than phenol, the industry standard. Research is also showing that antibacterial plant oils may not cause drug resistance as could be the case with common chemical disinfectants.

The essential oil-based spray below, leaves a lovely, clean scent. It is a good choice to use for misting your cutting board after use.

Lightly Lavender Antibacterial Spray

1 cup water
20 drops pure essential oil of lavender

Pour the water into a spray bottle. Add the lavender essential oil and shake to blend. Spray on the surface and let set for at least 15 minutes, or don’t rinse at all.

Makes: 1 cup spray

Shelf life: Indefinite

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Jo S.
Jo S.about a year ago

Thanks Annie.

Mick Ervine
Mick Ervine1 years ago

great stuff.. lovely

Alfred Smithh
Alfred Smithh1 years ago

this is very helpful

Micafranco Franco

very nice

Gray Maynard
Gray Maynard1 years ago

nice work

Elisa F.
Elisa F.2 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Don Swanz
Don Swanz2 years ago

Absolutely love it. No top of that, lavender is my favorite. Will be using it often. Don and WE CAN! :-))

Debbie Bush
Debbie Bush3 years ago


Val M.
Val M.3 years ago


Marci M.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing...another good tip for using my favourite lavender :-)