Have you started making your own household cleaners? They are quite easy to make and usually much less expensive than store-bought cleaners. Below is a tutorial showing you how to make an All-Natural Stainless Steel and Glass Cleaner Recipe.
This Stainless Steel and Glass Cleaner is very easy to make. It calls for ingredients you most likely already have on hand. It is made using lemon and orange essential oils, but you can skip those if you wish. The citrus oils do leave a pleasant, clean scent. You will also find that this homemade stainless steel and glass cleaner works really well. It doesn’t leave streaks, but you must make sure to wipe it all up and not leave it wet.
Lemon and orange essential oils are both are great for cleaning. The lemon essential will break down chemicals and toxins, so you do need to use glass bottles to store this cleaner. The plastic that the sprayers are made of are a thicker, safer plastic and they will not be broken down by the essential oils. I keep the glass bottles that my vinegar comes in and then repurpose the old bottles to store my household cleaners in. The size of the top of the glass vinegar bottle is perfect for most common spray tops.
All-Natural Stainless Steel and Glass Cleaner Recipe
- glass bottle in a 16 oz. size at least (Stainless steel is also safe.)
- spray top (I recycle them from old cleaners or go to the dollar store and buy the plastic spray bottle set and just keep the spray top.)
- 1 cup of distilled water
- ½ cup alcohol
- ½ cup white vinegar
- 6 drops pure orange essential oil
- 6 drops pure lemon essential oil
- Measure out your vinegar in a measuring cup, and then your alcohol. Add the water to it and whisk together.
- Next, add in your essential oils. Whisk well and add to the bottle, finishing off by adding the spray top.
- If you want to make a label for it, just add some shipping or scotch tape over it, so it stays nice!
To use: Spray on surfaces as needed. Best with a microfiber cloth to get the polish and streaks out, but if you don’t have one then spray it down, wipe with one cloth, and then use a dry cloth to polish and remove streaks.
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