There are many great benefits when it comes to making your own cleaning products. Not only do they help you save money, but you also know exactly what’s in them. Our environment is filled with toxins and one of the biggest offenders in the toxin department is household cleaners. At Emu Ridge we like to clean naturally and keep as many toxins as possible out of our home and workplace. This cleaner is completely non toxic so you feel safe using them around your children, pets and yourselves!
This homemade glass cleaner recipe is a simple, easy to make solution that uses everyday ingredients from around your home and works effectively. All you need is:
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon dish washing liquid
- 8 drops eucalyptus oil
Simply combine all the ingredients in an empty spray bottle and give your mixture a shake and it is ready to go! An old glass bottle is also great, we have a 1 litre glass apple cider vinegar bottle, you just need to get a spray top that fits it. We recommend using Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil, but our Lemon Myrtle can also be used, it has similar properties and a different fragrance. (Hint – recycled bottles don’t last long as Eucalyptus oil disolves some plastic parts inside the pump. We have found it best to buy a pump from our local Jasol agent they last forever)
Stops Streaking: Everybody hates those annoying streaks that are commonly left behind after washing your windows. Using eucalyptus oil in your cleaning mixture helps to prevent those annoying streak marks on your windows.
Stops Mirrors Fogging Up: There is nothing more annoying than going to look in the mirror and its all fogged up! Wiping down your mirrors with eucalyptus oil helps prevent mirrors from fogging up.
Helps Prevent Germs: This is handy for when you have dirty and grimy glass sliding doors. Children tend to put their hands and mouth all over the glass when opening sliding doors, so eucalyptus oil is great for stopping the spread of germs.
The dish washing detergent in this cleaner removes detergent residues and this can can be omitted once you have been cleaning with your natural cleaner.This cleaner has a strong smell but this will completely disappear once it dries. We use old newspapers to wipe the area we are cleaning, but you can use a microfiber cloth or old t-shirts work well to. Just avoid paper towels as they tend to leave lint on them.
Happy toxic free cleaning 🙂