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4 ingredient, non-streak DIY Glass Cleaner with essential oils – and it smells divine!

DIY glass cleaner on the kitchen bench

Welcome to the second post in my DIY non-tox cleaning series!

Did you know that there are some genetic snyps that can impair your body’s ability to detox xenobiotics? If this is you – you’ll likely have a hypersensitivity to chemicals – with symptoms like congestion, watery eyes and runny nose, sneezing, headaches, migraines, rashes/skin break outs, brain fog, fatigue, irritability, digestive troubles, inflammation and even weight gain.⠀⠀

Petrol fumes might induce a headache, you might taste someone’s perfume in the back of your throat, fly spray might be enough to start a coughing fit, your hands might burn after handling store bought cleaners…

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We have a few sensitive peeps in our family! If I use a chemical-based product to clean the showers – my partner knows about it! His feet burn and turn visibly red, even after I’ve taken care to rinse, and rinse, and rinse.

If you are one of the sensitive types like him, then the good news is, you may notice a BIG difference after switching out all your cleaning products for gentle, natural alternatives. Cool right?

Bottle of DIY glass cleaner with essential oils on a pink cloth

So, what have we got in our DIY Glass Cleaner today?

  • Distilled water (or boiled and cooled): remember – water is the perfect medium for bacteria growth
  • White vinegar: acidic, disinfectant, breaks down mineral deposits
  • Rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol): this is what makes our glass cleaner streak free – it will evaporate almost instantly without leaving any marks. Great sanitiser.
  • Essential oils: peppermint and lemon – which together are cleansing and refreshing. Feel free to get creative, but I suggest picking from a list I put together here

Any precautions?

  • Because alcohol is flammable, you will need to store your DIY glass cleaner somewhere cool, ie not in direct sunlight, on top of an appliance or in a hot water cupboard
  • Clearly label and keep away from children and pets
  • Make this recipe up fresh in a brand-new glass bottle. If you re-use another cleaning bottle, you run the risk of potentially harmful chemical reactions
  • Don’t keep your rubbing alcohol in the kitchen – you don’t want to be mistaking it for regular alcohol

DIY Glass Cleaner Cost

A quick costing in New Zealand dollars, excluding the cost of the glass trigger bottle because of course, you’ll be re-using it (mine was $7).

  • Water: $0
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) white vinegar: $0.40
  • 187ml (3/4 cup) rubbing alcohol: $2.60
  • 5 drops doTERRA peppermint essential oil: $0.56
  • 5 drops doTERRA lemon essential oil: $0.32

Total: $3.88 for just over 500ml.

Sourcing your essential oils

I use and recommend doTERRA essential oils due to their outstanding quality and potency. The best way to purchase them for yourself, is to open a wholesale account through me. This ensures you receive 25% off retail pricing, while getting them conveniently delivered to your door. There is an option to receive further discounts and benefits if you were to take part in their loyalty rewards programme (a bit like a frequent flyer programme – earning points with purchases to redeem on products, with no joining or cancellation fee).

Opening an account is like opening the door into a whole new world of natural health. You’ll not only have your amazing oils (yay!), you’ll also get me as your oils support person, with plenty of continued education and inspiration.

To join, follow my instructions here, or book a Skype chat if you’d like to know more.

4 ingredient, non-streak DIY Glass Cleaner with essential oils – and it smells divine! #DIYrecipes #DIYcleaning #greencleaningideas #nontoxcleaning #nontoxic #essentialoils #doterra #AscensionKitchen
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DIY Glass Cleaner

4 ingredient, non-streak DIY Glass Cleaner with essential oils – and it smells divine! 

Keyword DIY Glass Cleaner

Ingredients

  • 1 500ml glass trigger bottle
  • 1 cup distilled water (or boiled and cooled water)
  • 3/4 cup rubbing alcohol Isopropyl alcohol
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 5 drops doTERRA peppermint essential oil
  • 5 drops 5 drops doTERRA lemon essential oil

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to your glass trigger bottle (a funnel may come in handy), screw on the lid, shake well.

  2. Spray over glass surfaces and wipe off with a microfibre cloth.

Lauren's Notes

  • Alcohol is flammable - store somewhere cool, away from heat

  • Clearly label and keep away from children and pets

  • Make this recipe up fresh in a brand-new glass bottle. If you re-use another cleaning bottle, you run the risk of potentially harmful chemical reactions

  • Don’t keep your rubbing alcohol in the kitchen – you don’t want to be mistaking it for regular alcohol

#DIYrecipes #DIYcleaning #greencleaningideas #nontoxcleaning #nontoxic #essentialoils #doterra #AscensionKitchen

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi I’m Lauren, practising Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist, and essential oils educator in Auckland, New Zealand. I’m incredibly passionate about food as medicine, and helping people connect with the healing power of Nature. I’ve been sharing my recipes and health articles here since 2012.

BNatMed, AdDip NutMed, BCS, Certified FitGenes Practitioner.

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