RECIPE: Best window cleaner ever – and all natural!
I know the graphic says 10 recipes, but I’m only featuring one here. For the rest, check out the link below.
People have privately asked me some questions about DIY cleaning products, so I found this great resource with many of the answers all in one convenient place! I went through the answers and only left the information I agreed with.
DIY CLEANING RECIPE FAQS:
Q: What if I don’t have a certain oil called for in one of the recipes?
A: You can absolutely swap out oils or substitute your favorite. Some of the most powerful essential oils for cleaning are lemon, lime, wild orange, thyme, peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, melaleuca (tea tree), rosemary, and cinnamon. Mix and match as you wish.
Q: Do I have to use glass bottles for my mixes?
A: It’s a widely known fact that essential oils can degrade plastic. For this reason, it is generally recommended to only store oils in glass, and I always follow that rule if I plan to use the oil mixture on my skin or in a food recipe. However, I’ve never had a problem mixing/storing my cleaning recipes in regular plastic spray bottles for two reasons: #1: The mixtures are usually quite diluted, and #2: I will not be ingesting the mixture or applying it to my body.
Q: Why can’t I use castile soap in some of these recipes?
A: If the recipe calls for vinegar, you’ll want to avoid adding castile soap to the mix, as the two substances will react and form a gloppy, slimy mess.
Q: Which essential oils do you use?
A: There are new essential oil companies popping up everyday, but I’ve used doTERRA essential oils for four years now, and I’ll never go anywhere else. The oils are third-party tested for purity, ethically sourced around the globe. I believe in this company wholeheartedly, and I’ve been sharing doTERRA oils with people non-stop since I started using them. I’m happy to personally help you get these oils in your home, too.
Q: Are there any essential oil blends suited to cleaning?
A: Yes. Two of the doTERRA essential oil blends I use the most for cleaning are On Guard® and Purify®. They both have powerful cleansing properties and I often mix them into my DIY recipes.
FRESH MINT WINDOW & MIRROR CLEANER
- 3 cups distilled water
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol or vodka (be sure to use cheap vodka, of course)
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 20 drops peppermint or spearmint essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a quart-sized spray bottle. Shake to combine, then spray on mirrors, windows, or stainless steel. Wipe off with paper towels or old newspaper for streak-free shine.