The Disinfecting Power of Lemongrass Oil

The Disinfecting Power of Lemongrass Oil

Keeping your home smelling clean and fresh can be a challenge.  Many traditional cleaners use harsh active ingredients such as bleach or quat based chemicals in order to kill germs & bacteria.  Just reading their name (alkyldimethylbenzylammonium chloride for example) can make your head hurt!  But to use that around the house where people and pets inhale it – no thank you!


Fortunately, there is a natural solution.  Lemongrass oil is a powerful disinfectant from nature, and is known to kill odor causing bacteria.  Studies published in The International Journal of Advanced Research and The National Library of Medicine have shown this to be the case!  (Reference links below).  In fact, the compounds that make up lemongrass essential oil are known to have antifungal, insecticidal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.  (Ref: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2005 Apr 6;53(7):2511-7. doi: 10.1021/jf0479766).


So, if lemongrass oil works so well, why don’t the big brands use it?  That’s a great question, and as someone who has worked for those big companies (P&G and Clorox), I can tell you it comes down to money and speed to change.  Synthetic chemicals are cheap, and replacing them with natural solutions is expensive and takes long periods of time to get through the EPA registration process.  And most consumers just pull them off the shelf and use them without thinking of the harm they could do.  In fact, I grew up with the smell of bleach as a “clean” smell.  Little did I know that smell was coming from the chemical reaction that occurs when bleach begins to break down proteins, such as those that make up HAI-causing pathogens.  (Ref: Infection Control Today).  Yuck!  Great for hospitals to use, but not for your home.


Bearing this in mind, we formulated Cavere Natural Odor Eliminators with Lemongrass Oil as the active ingredient in order to kill odor causing bacteria.  So rather than either covering odors with fragrances that don’t attack the root of the problem, or using synthetic chemicals that can harm your family, you can use Cavere to work safely and effectively.  And it gets even better!  The Cavere formula uses a proprietary blend of ingredients that encapsulate the lemongrass oil and provide a time-release effect that kills odors and bacteria long after you spray it.


To give Cavere a try, please head over to our website.  And if you use the code GOSAVE at checkout, you can receive 20% off your first order!  Let us help you get the chemicals AND the odors out of your house.





Chris Winston

Founder & CEO – Cavere



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