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Monday, September 19, 2011

Crazy about clean! {Make your own Lavender Scented Glass Cleaner}

 SO...I think it is safe to say that, if you know me, you know I'm crazy about clean! {Sometimes so much so, I practically drive myself crazy trying to keep everything tidy. Which with a family of five can be...challenging, to say the least!}

Not that I'm complaining or anything.


{Country Living}

But seriously, when I shop for a cleaning product, I mean business. It has to stand up to the test. It has to kill germs and make things shine. It must be people friendly. And it absolutely has to smell good.

In this quest for good cleaning products, I have turned to some good old basics, such as baking soda, and am also having fun making my own.

You might be surprised at the every day products you have in your own pantry that, put together, would make a wonder cleaner! 

And let's face it, don't we all love cleaning with something that smells delicious? Ah yes...scents such as lavender, mint and lemon come to mind. And that's where natural essential oils come into the picture, filling the room with a lovely scent while you clean.

 Now I was given a recipe for homemade glass cleaner, but found it needed a little tweaking here and there. I used my favorite dishsoap {Mrs. Meyer's lavender scent}, and increased the amount of it used, from 1/2 teaspoon to one tablespoon. This made it so much more effective! 

I also added one teaspoon of lavender oil to mine. Just because. ;){However, you can add whichever essential oil you like most!} 
I love this recipe for glass cleaner, and the way my mirrors and windows look after I use it!

Lavender Scented Window and Glass Cleaner:

Two cups water
three tablespoons vinegar
one tablespoon dishsoap 
one teaspoon lavender oil

In a large liquid measuring cup, mix all the ingredients together

and pour into a clean spray bottle.

Use and enjoy the clean results! ;)

I hope you each had a lovely weekend, and that your week is off to a great start! Thank you so much for stopping by! :)



alison@thisbloominglife said...

Just doing a bit of blog hopping and found you from somewhere...have had a lovely time, will definately try the cleaner and am pretty tempted with the verandah (once we have reclaimed the dust into lawn again). Thanks

Pink Princess said...

Eventhough I am NOT a *lover of cleaning* persé (but yes my house IS clean lol) this is something I would love. I have all the essentials in my off to make some and clean those windows :)


Amy Kinser said...

Thanks so much for sharing such a great sounding recipe. I love making my own cleaners and especially love using lavender.

Patty Marker said...

Thanks for the recipe. I can almost smell the freshness. I have switched to vinegar and baking soda, too but obviously am not fond of that smell. I will definitely be giving this a try. Patty

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea! And I think it would make a great Christmas gift idea. Love this!

Tiff said...

What a great idea! I am going to give it a go! We have lots of glass so I am constantly buying the store bought stuff but don't really like the smell... this recipe will be perfect! Thanks lovely Jenni! Happy weekend!!! X

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

The smell of cleaning products is really important to me. There....I said it!! I know that makes me officially a saddo but it's so true! I love the smell of a freshly cleaned room.

By the way, I pop over from time to time to see your Swedish Prairie blog - will you ever post there? I'm excited to see what you do...


. said...

I have never in my life considered making my own cleaning product Jenni....and now I feel like I MUST try it. :)

Anonymous said...

Being cleaing and 'thrifty crazy' my newest obsession has been DIY household products - I love the money savings and the positive impact on the environment. Thanks for posting this. I would love to do a link to your post on my blog if you dont' mind?

Chenille Cottage said...

Thank you so much for sharing your "recipe"!

Le Clean said...

Hey! Thanks for the wonderful recipe. We've been using it here at Maids à la Mode for the last week or so. Not only does it work, but it sure saves us a lot of money!

Unknown said...

Was wondering if I could us warming oil instead of essential oil...couldn't find essential oil today so I have the warming oil but I'm hesitant to use it at the moment.

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