How to Make a Non-Toxic Glass Cleaner for Your Home•
Posted on July 29 2022
You can make a non-toxic glass cleaner with ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. The best part is that it's super easy to make and doesn't take a lot of time.
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Why Make Your Own Glass Cleaner?
When you think about cleaning products, what comes to mind?
If you're like most people, you probably think about the smell and the chemicals that are used to clean your home.
But what do those chemicals do when they come into contact with your skin or work their way into your body?
As it turns out, these chemicals can be harmful to one's health over time.
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What Are the Benefits of Making Your Own Glass Cleaner?
There are many reasons to switch from traditional glass cleaners to natural glass cleaner alternatives:
- Unlike traditional glass cleaners, homemade glass cleaner alternatives do not cause respiratory problems, skin irritation, or eye damage.
- There are safer alternatives to these chemicals that work just as well. Homemade glass cleaners use vinegar or lemon juice as their base, which cuts through grease and helps remove the film from windows.
- Are safe for use around pets and children because they're not toxic if ingested or inhaled in large quantities (although we'd caution against letting kids play with them).
- They contain essential oils which add a nice scent to the spray. In addition, these essential oils also repel bugs to give you the best glass cleaner.
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What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are made up of natural compounds called terpenes.
These terpenes give each oil its smell and flavor, but they also give each oil its unique chemical properties thereby giving you the best glass cleaner.
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For example, lemon essential oil has a high concentration of limonene, which is naturally antiseptic and antimicrobial.
It's also a powerful solvent, so it can cut through grease and grime on your windows without leaving streaks—and without using any harsh chemicals.
The orange essential oil also contains high concentrations of limonene (like lemon).
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While both lemon and orange are effective cleaners, orange is slightly stronger and more acidic than lemon—so if you want something that will cut through grease, then go with orange.
Other common essential oils that can be used include:
Peppermint oil—Makes a great, strong-smelling cleaner that's great for all types of glass surfaces.
You can use it on mirrors and windows without leaving streaks or residue behind.
Tea tree oil—Has anti-fungal properties, so it works well on moldy surfaces like shower windows.
It also has antibacterial properties, so it helps prevent bacteria growth on your surface as well.
Eucalyptus oil—This is a powerful antibacterial agent that makes a great surface cleaner for all kinds of glass surfaces.
It's also perfect if you have pets who like to scratch at their paws after they've been outside.
Simple Guide to Make a Non-Toxic Glass Cleaner for Your Home
If you are looking for a non-toxic homemade glass cleaner, this is a great recipe to try.
You will need:
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 16 fl. oz. of water
- 8-10 drops of essential oils of choice
- a spray bottle or glass sprayer
Add the vinegar and rubbing alcohol to the bottle first. Then add the cornstarch and water, followed by the essential oils. Shake well before each use.
That's it, easy right?
Keep Your House Clean and Your Mind at Ease
No one likes to be surrounded by dirt and grime—especially when they're trying to relax after a long day.
So don't let it get the best of you. Buy your organic essential oils from us today and make your homemade glass cleaner for a home that shines without all the harsh chemicals.
You can browse our full organic essential oil collection here.