April 09, 2016
Wash up your EO glassware and remove label adhesive with this amazing EO Bottle & Salve Jar Glass Cleaner! Just spray them down, rinse and wipe them out, recycle your pretties for blending and sharing. It's easy! Confession, I have a hard time parting with pretty jewel toned bottles and jars, even recycling them is hard so, I take the time to clean and repurpose them as blending bottles, sharing bottles, spray bottles, salve refills, earring keepers, spice jars - you name it, their uses are endless! But washing these little containers is no small feat, essential oil and salve residue can be difficult to remove. In the pursuit of saving time I found an easier way to clean the oil and salve waxes out of these tiny vessels, I love this stuff! When I tell you that this cleaner is a couple of cups of cheap vodka with a few tablespoons of blue Dawn dish soap there's going to be more than a few of you who will immediately think to substitute the alcohol with vinegar, ah yes, the famous cleaning duo that I love too but not for this purpose, I'll tell you why...
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Does this mixture remove the labels as well??
I would certainly think so – give it a try with something that won’t trigger issues for you :)
I am wondering if a different dish soap will work for this… I have a fragrance & chemical allergy and cannot use Dawn..
I am going to try this, Rebecca! Since I, too, seem to collect the pretty jars and bottles I am so happy to find a solution to clean them thoroughly. Thanks!
Will this also work on the sprayers & nozzles for the small glass spray bottles?
So, what essential oils do you use? I need pure. Please email me if would rather not discuss companies.
Yes, this solution will dissolve adhesive and, paper labels :)
Cathy, I ended my relationship with Spark in August 2015 for various reasons and no longer endorse this company. Thank you for subscribing and supporting CW, you’re valued here!
I am looking for an essential oil company that is guaranteed 100% pure therapeutic. I just read that sparks natural tea tree oil was found non compliant. Can you add any insight to this? I know there is always a lot of negative facts when one googles something. What is your experience with Sparks, how long have you been using them and why?
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Cathy, I can only recommend my own EOs at this point, I purchase direct and no longer promote a brand. The CW line of EOs are therapeutic, originate from indigenous places around the world and, most have a dietary standard. The EOs I offer in my shop on the website are the same that I use for my family and, in my CW Salves, Serums and Deodorants.
No, not if you want the same results. If vodka isn’t an option for your household (I know it won’t be an option for everyone) you can wash them the old fashioned way with vinegar, soap and an overnite hot water soak. I would run them through the dishwasher as a final rinse!
Is there something you can use instead of vodka?
What EO company do you recommend?
First of all, rubbing alcohol and vodka are not equal. Rubbing alcohol is isopropyl alcohol, which is toxic when absorbed. So, when you clean kids toys with rubbing alcohol, it leaves behind a residue that is not safe for little children who put toys in their mouths. On the other hand, vodka is ethyl alcohol, which is safe for human consumption should your child put the surface in their mouth.
Thank you, Rebecca. I will have to try a few if yours.
I use good old rubbing alcohol for some of my homemade ‘recipes’; would that be an option here?
We have chemical sensitivities in our house too. I made this today with Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap and it worked like a champ.
I believe so, the vodka keeps the soap evenly distributed.
Understood. There are no kids in my house and I don’t use it for anything that contacts food but your points are very good ones. Thanks.
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