I've made homemade glass cleaner before, which consisted of just water and vinegar. It worked well, but I found myself missing a good scent when I cleaned. I looked around Pinterest for a homemade glass cleaner and found this one. It appealed to me because it uses essential oil to add scent. I also liked that it used a drop of dish detergent, which I think adds a bit of shine to the glass compared to just using vinegar and water alone.
Homemade Glass Cleaner
1 cup distilled white vinegar
2 cups water
1/2 tsp dish soap
15 drops essential oils
Put all in a spray bottle and shake.
I chose Grapefruit essential oil as my scent. I LOVE any citrus scent, especially grapefruit. I got mine at my local health food store, but next time I will be ordering it from Organic Mountain Rose Herbs, where the price is much better!
I started making my own glass cleaner a couple years ago. I have 2 glass tables, one in the dining room which is centrally located in our home, and one in the kitchen. My youngest was struggling with asthma and allergies, and I read a book on how a mother got rid of spray chemical cleaners and it made a world of difference with her daughters allergies. At that time I was queen of the blue spray glass cleaner, spraying it numerous times a day in our home to get rid of fingerprints on our glass tables. Little did I know that it was going right into my little ones sensitive lungs and causing an asthmatic reaction. When I switched to organic cleaners, her asthma immediately got better. She still struggles with it if she gets a cold or during spring allergies, but she is no longer on inhalers year round. I was amazed at what a difference switching up cleaners made in her health!
I am on a roll in making homemade cleaners as I am tired of paying the prices of organic cleaners. I wanted an easy way to label them, so I got my daughters alphabet stamp kit out and made a bunch of labels. More cleaning recipes to come!
Between my cancer history and my daughters health issues, I am passionate about getting as many chemicals out of our home as possible. Making my own cleaners is a super easy way to make a HUGE difference in cleaning up the air in our home.
What about you? Have you ever made your own cleaners? Would you ever consider it? Do chemicals in your home environment concern you?