DIY All Purpose Cleaner With Essential Oil + DIY Glass Spray Bottle

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DIY All Purpose Cleaner + DIY Glass Spray Bottle - Must Have Mom

With kids in the house the last thing I want to use to clean up after them is a toxic cleaner. The more natural a product the better and the same goes for my cleaner. That’s why I have been making my own DIY all purpose cleaner using essential oils, water and vinegar. I even made my own glass spray bottle for the cleaner since you shouldn’t use plastic spray bottles when using essential oils in your cleaner recipe. It can degrade the plastic and leach chemicals into the cleaner which is exactly what you are trying to avoid by making your own cleaner.

DIY Glass Cleaning Bottle - Must Have Mom

To make your own glass spray bottle all you need is a glass soap dispenser or any glass bottle of this type. Even an old glass vinegar bottle will work. You will also need a spray nozzle which I took off this plastic spray bottle.

How to make your own glass cleaner bottle - Must Have Mom

Measure the tube on the spray nozzle against the glass bottle making sure you don’t cut too much off. You will want it to reach all the way to the bottom. Snip it off at an angle.

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Then screw the nozzle onto the glass bottle. See how easy that was? No need to go out and buy glass spray bottles when you can make your own.

DIY All Purpose Cleaner - Must Have Mom

Now you can make your DIY All Purpose Cleaner! Mix 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 Cup white vinegar and 20 drops lemon essential oil. I used therapeutic grade essential oils from Young Living because they are considered safe to ingest. That means this cleaner is safe to use around food and if it should be ingested by accident it would be completely natural and safe. That said, I don’t recommend drinking it 🙂

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With four kids under 6 years old in my house you can imagine how many messes we have! It’s never ending! I feel as though I am always cleaning up after somebody’s mess. I love using Scott towels with my all purpose cleaner to clean everything from counters after breakfast to mud on the floor when my kids forget to take their boots off. I just grab a towel and mop up the little messes with a squirt of cleaner. It makes it quick and easy to stay on top of the messes.

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DIY All Purpose Cleaner and Glass Spray Bottle - Must Have Mom

DIY All Purpose Cleaner With Essential Oil

DIY All Purpose Cleaner

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  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup White Vinegar
  • 20 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • Glass Spray Bottle


  1. Mix water, white vinegar and lemon essential oil together in glass spray bottle.
  2. Use on counters, sinks, glass, etc.
  3. Store in dark cupboard out of sun (sunlight can degrade the essential oils)
Recipe Type: Cleaner

Do you make your own cleaning solutions? Did you know it was so easy?


  1. This is great! I love being able to make cleaners at home- thank you!

  2. Vickie Couturier says:

    thanks for sharing this with us,,very interesting,didnt know that about plastic bottles,,I ususaly have some glass bottles around,so im going to try this and see if it works for me too

  3. I make a lot of my own cleaning products. I love doing things the natural way.

  4. I’m going to give this a try. Sounds perfect since we have plenty of messes to clean up with an active preschooler. 😉

  5. I spend a small fortune on cleaners, i need to start making my own. Thanks for this!

  6. Love this and your photos are fabulous!!!!

  7. Love DIY cleaners! I like the idea of the essential oils, so it smells good!

  8. Love natural cleaners! I really like the glass spray bottle idea.

  9. Rebecca Parsons says:

    The main reason I like this is that it is safe to use and you can make it yourself.

  10. What a great idea! I love using my essential oils for cleaning.

  11. I will have to try this out! I love making my own cleaners, and I am sure this smells amazing! Love lemons!

  12. I love this and would love to make my own. Thanks for sharing!

  13. We LOVE Young Living too and I added Thieves to my cleaner and love the smell as well! Glad to have a non toxic house!

  14. This DIY all purpose cleaner seems great! And I love the smell of lemons, so that would be nice!

  15. I have goto get my hands on some Essential Oils!!!

  16. I think I need to pick up some lemon essential oil!

  17. sounds like a really nice natural cleaner, I like that you used essential oils!

  18. I use essential oils regularly for freshening up our home. Great feeling to know you are using cleaners that are nontoxic and safe.

  19. My mom likes to collect glass bottles just for that reason! We’re not really big fans of plastic anything so this is a genius use for those empty glass bottles 🙂

    I have heard of this recipe before and I’ve also heard people love it!!

    Plus you can’t go wrong with Young Living xD

  20. I’m finding so many new uses for essential oils! I’m going to have to make this cleaner.

  21. I am so excited to try this homemade glass cleaner! I think I am going to make some this week!

  22. I love making my own glass cleaner. This is a great for it

  23. This is a great idea I love the essential oil addition!

  24. Wow, that’s awesome! This will definitely come in handy for our spring cleaning plans!

  25. Looks like a handy sprayer! I love homemade cleaners recipes. Definitely saving this for later.

  26. I use essential oils to help clean too! Lemon is one of the best. Sometimes I also add in some Basil, citronella, and grapefruit essential oils if I need some disinfecting done. And it always smells so much better than regular cleaners too! Safer cleaner, better cleaner, and smells better too! Why wouldn’t you make your own cleaner?

  27. I did not know that essential oils would degrade plastic, good to know! Great idea on making a glass spray bottle too.

  28. we make an APC as well. i like to add a tiny bit of castille soap too but i guess that’s not good for windows …

  29. What a wonderful idea, I love this! I also love that bottle that you used, so pretty!

  30. I love using my essential oils for cleaning around the house. And what a cool way to make a bottle!

  31. What a great idea, I bet you can save a ton of money making your own household cleaners! Not having to worry about unknown agents and chemicals in them is a big plus too!

  32. Are you a genius? Because I think you might be a genius! this is SOOO SMART!!!

  33. I keep hearing all about the essential oils. I need to pick up some.

  34. I’m really glad you mentioned that about not using essential oils with plastic. That’s so important to know.

  35. Ooooh, I need this! 🙂 This looks amazing. 😀

  36. I love making DIY cleaning recipes!

  37. I’ve never tried making my own cleaner but it looks like I really need to check out Essential oils now

  38. Janet Santiago says:

    Is there a way to make your own essential oil? We have two lemon trees and are overloaded with lemons when they are in season. Also, I just got your book. It’s beautiful!

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