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Germ Fighting w/ Essential Oils + DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe

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Germ Fighter Essential oil on a stack of colorful ringed notebooks.

My daughters just went back to school and I’m reminded how germy little kids can be!  I mean, I know how forgetful my kids are in the bathroom-I can’t imagine 20 plus kiddos using the same bathroom-EWWWWW!  

Our immune systems have never been so taxed since both my daughters have been in school.  We are constantly fighting illness.  If it weren’t for Germ Fighter Essential Oil Blend, we would be sick constantly.

Most essential oil companies have their version of Germ Fighter. Young Living calls their blend, Thieves. DoTerra calls theirs, OnGuard just to name a few….

My ingredients/essential oil company of choice, Plant Therapy has their own version and they call it Germ Fighter! Plant Therapy’s essential oils are organic, non diluted and high quality! They also have several certified aromatherapist to analyze their essential oils to ensure consistent quality. They have a huge selection and their prices are much lower then YL! Explore their essential oils HERE. You can use my coupon code JENNIRAINCLOUD for 10% off!

Germ Fighter Essential Oil Blend is a blend of clove, cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary.  It contains no carrier oils or fillers.  This blend fights viruses and bacteria like no other oil. 

The interesting history of this blend is that the “thieves” of the plague in 15th century England covered themselves in this blend in order to survive robbing the dead bodies.  Lovely, huh? Surely it can protect us from a bunch of kindergartners.

Many studies have shown that this blend creates a deadly environment for viruses, bacteria, parasites, infections, microbes and mold. Go HERE to read loads of studies about this exact blend.

The germ fighting action is incredible with this blend and I would suggest it as a staple during the winter season and school year.

Not to mention the elephant in the room, a year long pandemic with no end in sight. Germ Fighter blend is an excellent defense against a virus. 

Germ Fighter Essential Oil blend on a stack of colorful notebooks.

10 Uses for the Essential Oil Germ Fighter…. 

  1. Diffuse-find a diffuser HERE.  Diffusing Germ Fighter kills airborne germs and should be diffused daily, but especially during illness. Diffuse in your child’s room at night to keep the air fresh and free of bacteria. 
  2. Drop one drop in 8 ounces of water to strengthen the immune system.  I usually do this every couple of hours once I feel a sickness coming on. (this is very controversial-many don’t believe in ingesting essential oils, but I believe this method has prevented many a cold-proceed at your own risk).
  3. Apply to the bottoms of feet to rev up immune system.
  4. Combine 12-18 drops with 24 ounces of vinegar to create a germ killing cleanser for surfaces.
  5. Spray on hands to disinfect harmful germs.  See below for spray recipe.
  6. Add 4-6 drops on a wet wash cloth or even cotton ball and throw in the dryer for a DIY dryer sheet!
  7. Apply 1-2 drops to cold sores, fever blisters, boils for accelerated healing.
  8. Dilute with a carrier oil and apply to the throat to soothe a sore throat. (probably shouldn’t say this, but every time I get a sore throat, I apply Shield directly on my skin wherever I’m experiencing the pain and 9 times out of 10 I wake up feeling 100%!-be warned-it does burn!)
  9. Add a drop to your toothbrush or mouthwash.
  10. My car diffuser-cheap and yet so effective, is a staple during the school season.  This little baby plugs into your cigarette lighter and diffuses essential oil through out your car.  I find this so effective when picking up my daughters from school.  

DIY Hand Sanitizing Spray

*I like to use alcohol because it helps kill more bacteria than witch hazel. You could also use vodka which doesn’t have much of a smell, especially when up against an essential oil blend. Plus, if you’re a bad ass, you can spray it in your mouth when you feel a sore throat coming on! 


  1. Combine in a 1 ounce glass spray bottle and shake.  
  2. Spray on hands to kill germs.

Picture of 1 ounce glass spray bottle with proportions of alcohol and germ fighter essential oil blend to show how to make DIY Hand Sanitizer.


I spray this on both my daughter’s hands each time I pick them up from school.  It’s quick and easy and works wonders.  I also spray it right into the heater/air conditioner to disperse it throughout the car, works as an alternative to a car diffuser.

Of course, building up the immune system with a living probiotic like Flourish (learn all about it HERE), managing stress, getting enough sleep and nutrition and a few supplements like zinc and vitamin D will help greatly.

Buy Germ Fighter Essential Oil Blend HERE.

Also, for my DIY recipe of Germ Fighter, go HERE.

Happy germ fighting!

xx, Jenni


Hand holding germ fighter essential oil blend

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Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 9 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on how to achieve beautiful skin the natural way.

8 thoughts on “Germ Fighting w/ Essential Oils + DIY Hand Sanitizer Recipe”

  1. I would like to try making the hand sanitizer recipe listed about but am confused by the amounts. 1/2 of what? Great information on your site. Thanks!

  2. Hi! I’ve recently discovered your website and love it! I’m wondering how much vinegar you mix your shield oil with to make your cleaner? Thanks!

  3. Hello,
    Could you reduce the sizes of all your pictures, please? I have bad hands and trying to scroll through your pages is difficult, especially when it’s loaded with pictures! The pictures seem to just be fillers and not much information. Thank you.

  4. Hi, love all of your recipes, and am learning a lot. I was wondering, can I use dry herbs (of the ones listed in in the germ fighter oil) and make my own tincture and used that as a spray sanitizer or even use it internally to help fight infection.

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