July 28, 2015

Thieves Cleaner: Glass and Mirrors

I'm absolutely loving how versatile this Thieves Cleaner solution is. I am continuing our efforts to remove traditional cleaning and cosmetic products that are full of chemicals from our home. Next on my list of products to switch over are all purpose cleaner and glass/mirror spray. Today I'll discuss the glass and mirror spray. I'll share the all purpose cleaner and results later on.
Please excuse the dirty window, this was after I mixed up the cleaner but before I had a chance to test it out :)
To make the glass and mirror spray I first gathered my supplies. I already had Lemon Essential Oil and white vinegar on hand and ordered a glass spray bottle online. Since this "recipe" calls for Lemon essential oil, I mixed the cleaner in an amber glass bottle. Citrus oils can eat away at plastic, so I opted for glass. Check out this post on the YL Blog for more essential oil storage suggestions. Just like when I cleaned my oven, I referenced the Young Living Blog for dilution ratios.
Photo Cred: Young Living Blog
Once I had everything all mixed up, I was anxious to test it out to see how well this would actually work. I tested it out on our bathroom mirror first. I started out using paper towels to clean the mirror. The spray worked great and the mirror got cleaned, but I had to go back over it several times to get the paper towel lint off. After cleaning the first bathroom, I remembered that the YL blog suggested using a lint free cloth and aha! I remembered that my mom had given me a couple a few months back and they ended up buried under our dish towels. So I dug one out and set to work on the second bathroom. The lint free cloth worked great! I didn't have to go back over the mirror several times like I did with the paper towels. Double bonus is that the lint free cloths are washable and re-usable. Less cleaning effort and less waste. I'd call that a win-win. 

So far, I'm happy with this glass / mirror spray. I'm interested to see how it works out on all our windows, I haven't tried it out yet since I like cleaning windows on cooler days when I can open them up and do the insides and outsides at the same time. It is way too hot around here to be opening up windows and allowing precious air conditioning to escape. 

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