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


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.

How to make a glass spray bottle - Must Have Mom

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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.

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

DIY All Purpose Cleaner With Essential Oil

Sarah | Must Have Mom
DIY All Purpose Cleaner
Course Cleaner


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


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

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


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  1. 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

  2. I’m going to give this a try. Sounds perfect since we have plenty of messes to clean up with an active preschooler. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    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

  4. 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?

  5. 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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