Learn how to use leftover condiment and beverage containers to make a glass spray bottle for homemade non-toxic cleaners.
I do my best to reuse and repurpose things in my home. Glass jars and bottles are one of those items that I’ve found I’m pretty good at resuing. I can’t tell you how many jars I have in my kitchen! We use them for everything, storing food, drinking glasses, for making glass spray bottles for my DIY cleaners.
I don’t reuse for only to reduce waste; I believe it’s healthier to store things in glass and stainless steel rather than plastic.
Switching over to DIY household products wasn’t something that happened overnight. I made small changes slowly and found the more I learned how to make things myself, the easier it was to replace them!
This concept has taken off, and I’m so happy it has! While you can order glass spray bottles and foam bottles online (I actually do own the foam bottles), you can easily make them at home with things you’re already buying. It’s also cheaper to do it this way!
How to Make a Glass Spray Bottle
Reuse old glass vinegar bottles, or other glass bottles you may have that will fit a spray nozzle. I’ve found spray nozzles at local hardware stores, target, and online. If you have an old plastic bottle you’re ready to toss, keep the spray nozzle for the next time you make a glass spray bottle.
Clean the empty bottle thoroughly and remove the labels buys soaking the bottles in warm soapy water. Sometimes the labels can get pretty sticky and challenging to remove. I’ve found that a drop or two of lemon essential oil works well to remove glue residue.
Once your bottles are clean, they’re ready to be used! I’ve found that simple ingredients like white vinegar, castile soap, and essential oils are very effective for homemade cleaners.
My homemade all-purpose cleaner uses one cup of water, 1/2 tablespoon liquid castile soap, and 15 drops of essential oils. I also make my glass cleaner with 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol, one tablespoon of cornstarch, and two cups of warm water.
This article was originally published on October 1st, 2013 and was updated on February 4th, 2020.