Vinegar of The Four Thieves: Antibacterial, the natural way

I really despise the use of Antibacterial products in the clinics and hospitals (I’m grateful that the Family Planning Clinic that I currently work at has found another alternative).

From an article that I read, The American Medical Association (AMA), and a number of scientists are casting doubt on the facts that there is no evidence that these products stop infection any better than regular soap, and they worry that increased use of antibacterial products might lead to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Here’s an interesting article, found at the Care 2 website.

You can make natural antibacterial products like those that they used at home instead of buying commercial disinfectants that we are now finding out may cause drug resistance. Here is the famous Vinegar of The Four Thieves recipe; it is sometimes called Grave Robber’s Blend. Use it wherever you would normally use disinfectants.

Place a small handful each of dried lavender, rosemary, sage, rue and mint in a large jar, and cover completely with organic apple cider vinegar. Cover tightly and set for six weeks. Strain into a spray bottle. Whereas no home can be made to be sterile, spray the powerfully antiseptic Vinegar of Four Thieves recipe in areas of concern, such as on cutting boards and door knobs, always making sure to avoid your eyes.

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