Homemade Cleaning Products: Antibacterial Spray

This homemade antibacterial spray keeps the germs at bay (and smells good too!)

Spray bottle

Use this germ killer on sinks, vanities and toilet seats. White thyme oil, although expensive, inhibits bacterial growth.

Prep: 2 min.

Cost: $11.57

Yield: Approximately 18 oz. (a 2- to 3-month supply)



  • Funnel
  • Measuring cup and spoon
  • 24-oz. spray bottle
  • Microfiber cloth



  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. liquid castile soap
  • 1 Tbsp. white thyme essential oil (amazon.com)
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil



Using funnel, pour water, soap and oils into bottle. Shake. Spray and let sit for 20 minutes. Wipe down surfaces with damp cloth.