DIY Thieves Spray

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    DIY Thieves Spray to kill those germs on surfaces and your hands!

    If I could marry an essential oil, it would have to be Young Living’s Thieves oil blend. It’s ridiculous how amazing this oil blend is. It’s called the “virus fighter” and it’s the ultimate germ killer. It’s highly antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-infectious. It boosts your immune system like crazy. Every time I feel a sore throat coming on, I rub Thieves and lemon essential oil on the bottoms of my feet and diffuse them and by the next day, my sore throat is gone. I can’t tell you how many times this winter I’ve avoided having to go to the doctor over a cold. Thieves has been my BFF this winter. It’s saved me a bunch of $$ on co-pays!

    Enter: Thieves spray. It’s a germ killer so I wanted a spray I could carry every where with me to spray on everything. Yes, everything. I’m that crazy lady that sprays down her entire airplane seat and tray before sitting down. I even sprayed the airplane window and shade (don’t judge). I bring it with me into the bathroom and spray the toilet seats. I spray the tables we sit at at restaurants and cafes. I use this spray as a hand purifier. I literally use it for every thing I can think of. Oh, keyboards? Hello! Germ hoarders. Your CELL PHONE? Majorly infested with germs. I feel like I’ve become a germaphobe after having this spray on hand. Young Living does sell a Thieves spray but I think it’s much more economical and fun to make your own :)

    The best part? It smells like Christmas. You smell cinnamon the most but it’s got clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary in it. Bottom line, you need to make this DIY Thieves spray yourself and carry it with you everywhereeeee.

    DIY Thieves Spray to kill those germs on surfaces and your hands!

    Okay, here is what you’ll need:

    • 2-ounce amber glass spray bottle (it needs to be glass and either amber or cobalt in color since EO’s can break down plastic overtime and sunlight/light harms oils)
    • 15 drops of Thieves essential oil
    • 1 teaspoon witch hazel
    • A little under 2 ounces of distilled water

    DIY Thieves Spray to kill those germs on surfaces and your hands!

    Pour all the ingredients into your spray bottle, put the nozzle on, give it a shake, and spray to your heart’s desire!!

    Oh, to make pouring/measuring out the liquids easier, I used this mini beaker set from OXO. It’s perfect for this cause it’s got the little funnel lip so you won’t spill over the opening of the spray bottle. And I love that the pack of 2-ounce spray bottles come in a 6-pack because I have made 4 of these babies and gifted them to friends and family. It’s seriously the gift that keeps on giving! Everyone loves the way it smells and it’s so easy and compact to keep in your purse. If you have a germaphobe buddy, this may be the best gift you’ve ever given them! ;)

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  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    Helpful post, Julie! As I shared with you before, I like making my own Thieves oil at home as well. I look forward to trying your recipe the next time I make it! Excellent idea to make for gift-giving, too. Thanks for sharing! xo

  • Rachel P says:

    Can you use vodka instead of witch hazel? I’ve seen that in other recipes.

    • Julie says:

      You probably could, yes!

  • Megan says:

    Can I use bottled water or do I need to specifically purchase distilled water? I’m not sure of the difference!

    • Julie says:

      you can use bottled water!

  • Donna says:

    When you spray on counter tops do you just let dry or wood it off with a cloth?

    • Julie says:

      I wipe it off with a cloth

  • Stan says:

    Was wondering why you would use witch hazel in the mix. Have made my own Thieves Oil for quite a while, but never used the astringent properties. Is this to break down oils so that it mixes better with the water? I note on another comment you stated you can use bottled water – which I would suggest not, but that is because of the impurities. And most “disinfectants” state to get the non-porous surface wet and let it stay wet for up to 10 minutes. The benefit of thieves oil is that most bacteria and virus can not live in the essential oils, so if you wipe it off is the purpose to take the oil and virus/bacteria off with it?

    • Julie says:

      I don’t know why. I was just told this in a Young Living member group I’m in.

    • Pamela Gantt says:

      Hi Stan, I was wondering if you could share your recipe for the thieves oil spray without the witch hazel.

  • Esther Godfrey says:

    Hi! I’m curious if this is like the YL thieves concentrate, or is this not supposed to be diluted?

    • Julie Wampler says:

      This isn’t like the YL thieves concentrate

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