A cold and flu preventative.
This antibacterial, disinfecting spray contains many germ-killing botanicals and essential oils that have been used historically to treat a variety of infections and diseases.
To shorten the duration of someone’s illness — or prevent it all together — I keep the ingredients for this spray handy all year round…spraying it throughout the home whenever necessary.
Pure Air Disinfecting Spray
- 4 ounce cobalt blue colored round glass bottle with a fingertip mister
- 2 (60 ml) fluid ounces witch hazel
- 1 1/2 fluid ounces (45 ml) ounces pure water
- 1/2 fluid ounces (15 ml) colloidal silver
- 10 drops ravensara essential oils
- 5 drops lavender essential oils
- 3 drops tea tree essential oils
- 3 drops thyme essential oils
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) thyme extract, optional
- Add all ingredients to glass bottle, cap, and shake well to combine.
- Label with name, date, and contents. Use within a year of making.
Shake well before use. Spray generously in the air around the sick, to the body, and on bed linens. During travel, Pure Air may also be used to disinfect the hotel room or airplane. Spray on hands to disinfect when soap and water are unavailable.
-Pure Air is a highly effective, safe, all-natural, chemical-free antibacterial room, body, and linen spray. It is a germ-killing disinfectant and acts as an air-borne virucide…perfect for use during illness or to prevent it.
-For an added antiseptic punch, you may substitute thyme, lavender, rose, or tea tree hydrosol (flower water) for the water.
Where Can I Get This Stuff?
–Mountain Rose Herbs…they have everything you’ll need for this remedy! It’s your one-stop-shop!
–Starwest Botanicals also has a beautiful selection of Bulk Herbs and Natural Products for Healthy, Natural Living!
–The Bulk Herb Store carries many of these ingredients if you’d like to price check.
Linda Marcella says
I appreciate your site. I try to live a frugal, sustainable life and have for over 50 years. I eagerly read this post because I would love to have a natural nice-smelling spray to use thruout the house during the winter months.We are healthy people but due to a too-busy schedule, too many obligations and coming in contact with way too many people I undoubtedly will come down with a bad cold despite what I do to boost my immune system. After reading your post about the spray that can be made to minimize the presence of cold germs I immediately clicked on the links to find the colloidal silver. I did not find it on ONE of them! It always makes me suspect when anything state is inaccurate because it them make everything questionable. After Googling thru numerous sites I did find sources for the colloidal silver after reading about the differences in the colloidal silver marketed. Which type do you recommend using in your recipe?
Thanks for usually good information and ideas that you provide to help others live a more sustainable life within their means.
The link for colloidal silver worked for me in Internet Explorer browser (it links to amazon), maybe try again.
Worked for me too in Chrome.
Linda Marcella says
It’s not that the links didn’t work, it’s that none of the three websites offer colloidal silver.
In the recipe itself colloidal silver is a hyperlink to Amazon, just click on that and you will be able to order it from Amazon.
I clicked the link and it worked for me in Firefox! Took me right to the page selling Bio-Silver. If the link doesn’t work, go look like you did and simply get pure colloidal silver! No need to question her credibility because the link didn’t work for you, for goodness sakes! No need to be so critical of her!
I wish I had this a week ago! My son recently started taking a couple classes at a private school, we home school the rest. Last Thursday he came home sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes and a headache, I thought it was just allergies, but they have lingered a lot longer than normal.
The link above for the colloidal silver took me to Amazon. No problem here!
COLLOIDAL SILVER OVERVIEW INFORMATION
Colloidal silver is a mineral. Despite promoters’ claims, silver has no known function in the body and is not an essential mineral supplement. Colloidal silver products were once available as over-the-counter products, but in 1997, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled that colloidal silver drug products were not considered safe or effective. Colloidal silver products marketed for medical purposes or promoted for unproven uses are now considered “misbranded” under the law.
There are many Internet ads for the parts of a generator that produces colloidal silver at home. People who produce colloidal silver at home will likely not be able to evaluate their product for purity or strength. There are many products that are far safer and more effective than colloidal silver.
Despite these concerns about safety and effectiveness, people still buy colloidal silver as a dietary supplement and use it for a wide range of ailments. Colloidal silver is used to treat infections due to yeast; bacteria (tuberculosis, Lyme disease, bubonic plague, pneumonia, leprosy, gonorrhea, syphilis, scarlet fever, stomach ulcers, cholera); parasites (ringworm, malaria); and viruses (HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, herpes, shingles, warts).
Colloidal silver is also used for lung conditions including emphysema and bronchitis; skin conditions including rosacea, cradle cap (atopic dermatitis), eczema, impetigo, and psoriasis; and inflammation (sometimes due to infection) of the bladder (cystitis), prostate (prostatitis), colon (colitis), nose (rhinitis), stomach (gastritis), tonsils (tonsillitis), appendix (appendicitis), and sinuses (sinusitis).
Other uses include treatment of cancer, diabetes, arthritis, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, leukemia, hay fever and other allergies, trench foot, and gum disease.
Colloidal silver is also used to prevent flu, H1N1 (swine) flu, and the common cold.
Some women take colloidal silver during pregnancy to aid the baby’s growth and health as well as the mother’s delivery and recovery.
Colloidal silver is applied directly to the skin for acne, burns, eye infections, fungal infections, throat infections, skin infections, and Staphylococcus infections.
How does it work?
Colloidal silver can kill certain germs by binding to and destroying proteins.
I can’t use lavender can you either leave that out or sub something for it?
There are lots of oils that are antiviral and antibacterial. Cinnamon, clove, rosemary, eucalyptus, and any citrus oils are among the best. Any would be a good replacement for Lavender.
Thank you so much …..I have asked on other sites about substituting lavender…I have an allergy to it. But I like the idea of using natural products. I just wanted to say thank you enough though I did not ask, The fact that I was going to ask when I saw this.
I have all the ingredients except for ravensara. What is its purpose in this recipe and would it still be effective without it?
Jenn K says
Does the bottle need to be blue for a specific reason? I noticed you specified the color….
Usually these types of recipes are kept in dark containers to help in keeping the effects of light out to make it last longer. There are only two glass bottles that fall into this category: blue or brown. Blue is usually a bit more ‘festive’ than the brown, and also usually more available in most stores.
dee patterson says
What can you substitute for the ravensara? That is the only ingredient I do not have either.
Allen Dawson says
I liked this pure natural anti bacterial spray. These all are natural ingredients and eco-friendly.
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I really enjoyed you postings about the room spray and the citronella candles, but I think a little more info might be helpful with both. Such as how much does your receipe make, or in the case of the room spray, what does each ingredient do? Your post lead me on a long journey down the collodial silver expressway and thanks to you Ive learned a very great deal about colodial silver, or more importantly ( funny, that ) products claiming to be collodial that are, in fact, not. The product that your link led me to on Amizon is not a collodial, its a product missusing the term. It contains silver ions, not particles. Now, that being said, ions might work just as well or even better for airborn use, but I wouldn’t want to encourage content missrepresentation. So, question, is a silver ion better than a silver particle for air use? See this websight for a clear, albeit lengthy, explanation about “collodial” ( silver particles are not clear, making clear products clearly wrong) vs. True collodial silver products ( but color isn’t everything since potentally dangerous silver protein solutions are also colored) http://www.silver-colloids.com/Reports/reports.html
Kathy Griffin says
Is there a special reason to use a blue glass mister? That is what I’m having trouble finding,.
Shelley S says
Is it important to use a glass mister? I have a dark blue, plastic mister.