Windex, Glass Plus, and Sprayway are popular glass surface cleaners that most, if not all homeowners have in the house. They’re all Go-To brands that get the job done quickly and efficiently, but most ingredient line-ups contain somewhat toxic chemicals. Cleaning products bought in the store don’t contain these simple DIY combined ingredients; instead, they have this long list of mispronounced words on the selling label, most of which we know nothing about.
That’s unsettling, to say the least. It’s as if we don’t know what’s in our cleaning products or how harmful they can necessarily be to our immediate environments.
What if we told you there was another way to achieve that clean, streak-free sparkle? The ideal goal here is to get all glass surfaces spot-free and completely see-through, is it not? Wouldn’t it be incredible if we could achieve our goal with a safe product versus a product we know little about?
That’s Where Essential Oils Come In
Natural cleaning products have been earning a positive reputation recently and for good reason. They’re better for our allergies, they seem to be less irritating in terms of skin reactions, and they save all users a pretty penny.
What are natural cleaning products made of, though?
Well, recipes are created using a variety of different ingredients. For article purposes, we are going to teach you an essential oil do-it-yourself recipe for cleaning all glass surfaces, that way you can get the job done the natural way while bringing fresh scents into the home!
Remember, essential oils are great for disinfecting, sanitizing, and making surfaces shiny for long periods. Their abilities go way beyond great smells and healing abilities.
Essential Oil Glass Cleaner Made At Home
Before you get started, we want to nix one thought you may be having in that head of yours. Just because this recipe is created using essential oils does not mean that your windows, mirrors, glass projectors, and so on will become streaky and dirty all over again. In fact, the remaining ingredients like vodka/rubbing alcohol and cornstarch make sure that the oil’s original job is practically reversed. That’s the magic of combining a variety of natural cleaning agents.
If you’re looking to clean your glass surfaces this week or weekend, use this recipe:
● ½ cup of white vinegar
● ½ cup of vodka or rubbing alcohol
● 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
● 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
● 10 drops of lemon essential oil
Combine the ingredients into the spray bottle, close and secure the spray bottle cap, and shake forcefully. Make sure to shake before each use and only use paper towels or microfiber cloths to clean the spray off of the glass.
Remember, vodka and/or rubbing alcohol is the key ingredient in any glass cleaner; it evaporates fast and leaves the perfect shine. In combination with cornstarch, the two ensure every surface is free of pesky streaks and spots.
If you’re going to make this DIY essential oil glass cleaner, make sure that all of the ingredients are present. If you must forfeit one addition, make sure that it’s cornstarch. The spray can be made without cornstarch, but this specific ingredient always enhances the power behind the spray.
Have fun cleaning with this all-natural, DIY recipe!