DIY Glass Spray Bottle (perfect for your DIY home cleaning products!)
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Making your own glass spray bottle with up-cycled materials is so easy! And a great option to store your DIY cleaning recipes with essential oils.
So if you’re here right now…
I’m going to assume you’re a crunchy little modern hippie like myself.
You wear natural beauty and skincare products, prefer glass over plastic, and make a lot of your own homemade cleaning products.
Welcome, my sister!
You’re in the right place 🙂
Glass spray bottles are definitely the best option for storing your natural homemade cleaning products.
Because one of the dangers of plastic is its ability to leach chemicals into whatever it is that it’s containing.
And so the idea of putting an all-natural household cleaner or produce wash in a plastic spray-bottle where it could become infused with unhealthy chemicals just seems to defeat the purpose.
Plus, we know that essential oils (even when properly diluted) can eat away at plastic. Since so many natural homemade cleaning recipes call for essential oils, this is another big reason to go glass.
Now I looked around, and a large glass spray-bottle is a tough find!
(Sure you can find a lot of 1 and 2 ounce bottles, but these are best for natural skincare DIYs rather than for cleaning products — just too small.)
That is until you look in your pantry…
All you need to make your own glass spray bottle is:
- The spray nozzle and tubing from an old cleaning product
- A glass bottle with a grooved mouth (as is typical of bottles that come with a screw-on plastic lid)
Yes, it’s really as simple as that!
Many waters, vinegars, and juices sold in glass bottle have a screw-on plastic lid have the same sized mouth and groves as plastic spray bottles. So you can simply transplant your typical plastic spray-bottle nozzle onto your glass bottle and voilà! Instant glass spray bottle for all of your natural DIY needs!
But wouldn’t the nozzle be plastic?
LOL yes that is what I do.
Don’t get me wrong, but isn’t the tubing just emerged in the solution same as the solution just sits in the plastic container? So it wouldn’t just be in contact with the plastic when passing through for spraying? Unless of course you keep the original lid and replace that for storage and only put the nozzle on when actually using the product. That’s what I would do anyway. 🙂
for smaller bottles, i am using glass soda bottles.
Great idea, I’m doing this next time I make homemade air freshener.
Ah I see! Technology makes communication ambiguous sometimes.
I was not poking fun. 🙂 Just pointing out there is still plastic, though a ton less.
I thought Jeff was being sarcastic and poking fun at my paranoia and hate for plastic LOL. Perhaps not… Yes, in a perfect world, nothing would be plastic! I mirror your frustration. But the cleaning solution sits in the base and passes through the tubing and nozzle very quickly. What I am primarily concerned about is the solution leaching plasticizers while in the container while it is on the shelf waiting to be used or whatnot.
I’m with Jeff: what about the plastic lid/valve? If a plastic bottle would be leaching chemicals into the liquid contents, then why wouldn’t the plastic tubing & spray nozzle be doing the exact same thing? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to criticize the effort of using a glass bottle AT ALL — I would love to completely get away from using plastic! — I’m just so frustrated that it doesn’t seem to be possible to actually do that.
LOL if only… my world would be complete 🙂
Thanks, Ava! I also save and reuse all of my jars – so handy in the kitchen! Especially with DIY ingredients.
This is such a great idea! I’ve been sterilizing and re-purposing my glass honey jars from the raw honey I’ve bought at my local health food recently yet here I was searching online for a glass spray bottle that could be used for the produce wash I’ve been wanting to make (I’ve become averse to plastic and aluminum containers lately). I didn’t even think of this but I have bottles for ACV and White Vinegar and I have at least one spray pump from my last commercially bought ‘green’ cleaner (I now make my own), so it looks like I can check this off my list! Boy, I’m glad I happened upon this site! I think I will have to bookmark this site now…
Now if you could only find a non plastic tube and spray mechanism.
Oh nice find! Some of the smaller glass bottles would be perfect for a DIY room spray (which I have been meaning to do but have been waiting for the perfect container to come along first!). Thanks for passing the link along!
Love this! Great idea. I prefer glass too. I found some great glass bottles with different types of sprayers at http://www.abundanthealth4u.com and they actually have great prices. I’ve made a lot of homemade cleaning products in my day and most plastic bottles just stop working from the essential oils or something. The sprayer always breaks on me. Perhaps they weren’t heavy duty enough for my concoctions. : )