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!
I am SO happy to have found this page – I’ve been looking around for glass spray bottles now I am transitioning into a chemical-free lifestyle and they were SO expensive and so hard to find! Just rummaging around in my cupboard I found that the spray lids from my existing bottles fit perfectly on my white vinegar bottle! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Yeah, anyone find a safe alternative for the tubbing, even quality plastic that will not leach?
Went to Wamart today and no white vinegar or apple cider vinegar were in a glass bottle all of them were in plastic bottles.
I have only just come across your site today, and you have so much great suff here! I am on a mission to eliminate plastic from my life and been thinking of trying to find a way to use recycled glass jars as spray bottles, and then I found this 🙂 So simple, yet so un-obvious! Sometimes the simplest ideas escape us as we are too busy thinking of complicated ways of doing things!
Silicone tubing is a good idea…the stuff used in aquarium tanks would probably do the job.
But I too have been searching for METAL spray pumps, to no avail (unless you count the vintage perfume bottles I keep coming across…); not so much for health purposes but because plastic in general is just an eyesore. I want to be able to look around my house – even at the things that are out of sight in the cabinets, eventually – and find everything pleasing and soothing. Why doesn’t anyone offer these? Surely they used to exist; could they not again?
I like the ideas for a glass spray bottle. I save most of my glass jars too. See if you can buy silicone tubing. Or rob one from an old plastic sprayer. I think it reacts less to contents. The liquid only passes through the spray head momentarily so it shouldn’t be a problem. Now, if you want to get more esoteric and New Agey, add some good energy to the liquid with a Purple Plate charged with good vibes a la Tesla work or try Lloyd Mear’s frequency work on YouTube. After all, it’s all just good energy we’re after. Blessing to all who do all the little things to live holistic lives.
What a good idea does vingar still come in glass bottles? I buy such a big size in the plastic bottle I never noticed the glass bottles. I’m like you I really do hate plastic and have been getting rid of my plastic containers. Thanks for sharing this idea.
That was my question too, Camille! 🙂 I have an old Bragg’s apple cider vinegar bottle that I repurposed like this, but the sprayer stem that I borrowed from an old plastic spray bottle is quite short. Any idea where to buy spray nozzles with stems as long as apple cider vinegar bottles? Thanks!
Where do you purchase the spray nozzles?
Glass sprayers do exist. Glass artists use them for work in their 2000 degree hot kilns. You can order them from science suppliers and they are not cheap. http://www.directindustry.com/prod/lenz-laborglas-gmbh-co-kg/borosilicate-glass-chromatographic-reagent-sprayers-104671-1217539.html
Thanks! Because it didn’t even come to mind that plastic is nasty in household cleaning. Oh well, learning something new every day:D Thank you for being The Teacher!
Ok thanks I can’t wait to learn more about becoming more environmentally friendly!
I really just don’t think that exists. You might as well just pour out a little bit of whatever it is you’re trying to spray.
Were u ever able to find a glass sprayer. Love the idea but plz let me know if u have found one
What a great Idea!!!
i like this idea for home use but I have a cleaning business. The wear and tear of moving the cleaners I would be afraid of breakage. Do you have any suggestions?
There are stainless drinking straws that might work for spray dispenser tubes