Everyone knows that Grandma knows best! That is exactly why I called this Grandma’s Go-to Spray! My grandma always made up her cleaners in different containers and she LOVED to find just the right cleaning trick! This post was written for my Granny Helen.
A little bit more about why I chose to use Thieves: Thieves essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals they used while robbing the dead and dying. Young Living’s one-of-a-kind Thieves blend, crafted in the spirit of that legendary combination, can be found in all of our Thieves products.
- Thieves Essential Oil — where to get your essential oils
- Glass Spray Bottle — I reuse these bottles, and fit them with a spray bottle nozzle
- Add 50 to 100 drops of Thieves to 10 oz. of water
- Mix in bottle and shake well before each use
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55 Replies to “Grandma’s Go-to Spray”
I bet it smells great too!
I need something that is not so “offensive” to my nose…..rosemary (and oregano) oils give me an instant migraine 🙁
Thank you for the suggestion Kate 🙂
I only use Young Living 🙂
Linda, that sounds amazing!
Thank you Linda 🙂
Eucalyptus is great to mix in, too!
That sounds wonderful!
Kate, this isi cool! I took a Microbiology class in college and we used various cleaners on different types of bacteria, to see what they did. Lysol didn’t touch ANYTHING! E.coli lived through it, Strep, Staph, etc…..Lysol is worthless, in my opinion! Your spray is probably 100x better! 🙂 🙂
Wow, thanks Sharin. That gave me so many ideas for cleaners to make for use in my house. Can’t wait to start experimenting even more 🙂
Thank you for sharing!
cant find a glass bottle that a nozzle will fit on. if the nozzle and straw are plastic does this breakdown? if all i have is a plastic spray bottle will this work till i can find? afford to get or order one?
You can use any container that you can find I guess…until you find a glass bottle. I re-use apple cider vinegar bottles. Pick up some Braggs apple cider vinegar, then reuse a nozzle from any old spray bottle you have.
Question, what is the carrier oil ?
I don’t add one, if you read the other comments you can see that Sharin uses Everclear to suspend the oil longer
Where do you get Everclear?
At the liquor store
Where do you get the spray nozzle for the ACV bottle?
I re-used the spray nozzles from my old store bought cleaners
The Dollar Store has empty cleaning spray bottles, the sprayer top fits on the top of glass vinegar bottles, and some liquor bottles. You could also check with a bar or restaurant to see if they have any empty liquor bottles you could salvage.
Another option for the sprayer top is a janitorial supply store, they sell nice heavy duty sprayers, I recently purchased a 360 spray top that sprays upside down as well as right side up to get under the toilet rim.
Great tips. Thanks!
Can you name some sprayers that fit? Does Amazon have any that fit the acv bottle?
Where dI’d you get the upside down sprayer
The stuff the husbands have to put up with in our adventures 🙂
I’m definitely going to give this one a try! I’m sharing it with my readers, too. I love the smell of rosemary!
Great, thanks for sharing!
Hi – LOVE your blog – thank you for ALL the GREAT info! I know if this were for a personal care product, it would be important not to use plastic. But …sorry for being dense – why would you feel this should be in glass, given it is not going on people – but on surfaces? I have older kids who help w/ cleaning, and glass would be a risk w/ them. Thanks!
I just love using glass for everything. Plastic is absolutely fine if it’s a safety concern! I am sure when my kids start helping around the house I will go back to plastic for a while too 🙂
This is not a positive help to everyone. My daughter is highly allergic to Rosemary! I am glad she would not find it in the hospital.
could you add alcohol to this mixture, as another form of antisceptic-ness? (either rubbing, isopropyl or even vodka?)
Yes, it would evaporate quicker with alcohol in it.
Is this safe on granite? And do you know if vinegar is safe as well for granite?
I use it on my granite every day, multiple times. No issues yet. It even leaves a shine!
Great post. This week over on Wildcrafting Wednesdays we’re hosting a special Hygiene Edition and this post would be perfect in the carnival. I’d love it if you would pop over and share this post with our readers.
I made this tonight, after 2 days with a house full of toddlers. Potty training messes, runny noses, dirty and sticky little creatures everywhere. My house felt so dirty. I saw this post, made a 10 oz bottle (I added some vinegar, lemon & clove) and started cleaninglike crazy. I used the WHOLE bottle 🙂 My hubby loves the smell and eveverything seems so clean now. The finger prints on the mirrors and windows-instantly gone. And, it took little to no elbow grease which means it was quick. I'm a believer! Thanks for the amazing posts everyone!
Thanks for the great review Abby 🙂
I've started making my own cleaning stuff too. I can send you a list of my concoctions if you want. 😀
I use this on my hands when I can't get to a sink…that's ok, right?
Should be just fine
Colleen Griepentrog I would like a list plz… ty barb ann
Instead of a spray, could I mix this up and soak rags for lysol wipes?
Yeah, thats a great idea!
That should work okay too