Amazing EO Bottle & Salve Jar Glass Cleaner

April 09, 2016 20 Comments

Amazing EO Bottle & Salve Jar Glass Cleaner

 

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...

  1. Vodka extracts essential oils (vodka is a common solvent used in herbal tinctures) making it the perfect solution to get that thick Patchouli or Vetiver out :)
  2. Vodka kills germs - ensuring that your bottles and jars are sanitized without running them through the dishwasher or rinsing with boiling water. You will still need to rinse with water due to the small amount of soap then wipe dry or air dry and your glass is squeaky clean!
  3. Vodka keeps sudsing to a minimum! You know how pairing vinegar and Dawn dish soap creates thick, foamy suds, that's not the case with vodka. You can shake this glassware cleaner vigorously and it only bubbles up a little bit, it also stays blended. Vodka is a great emulsifier!
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In the end, I decided that a spray bottle was the best way to disperse the cleaner because it gives you more control and you use less. I make up a generous amount, the solution keeps well and I'm finding more and more uses for it, I bet you do too. I recycle glass vinegar bottles for my DIY cleaning solutions, they're super cheap at your grocer! Replace the cap on the bottle with a dollar store spray top and remove the label with your new, super duty glass cleaner :)  Enjoy!
ingredients
Directions
  1. Pour all ingredients in bottle, shake gently to blend.
  2. BOTTLES: Spray down your glassware inside and out, let sit a minute or two then rinse with warm water and let dry.
  3. SALVE JARS: Wipe out empty salve jars with a paper towel first. Spray inside and out, let sit a minute or two then rinse and wipe. You may need to repeat the process if your glass jar doesn't feel squeaky clean the first time around.
  4. KEEP OUT OF CHILDREN REACH - for obvious reasons!

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20 Responses

Debora Cadene
Debora Cadene

May 10, 2017

Does this mixture remove the labels as well??

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I would certainly think so – give it a try with something that won’t trigger issues for you :)

Michele
Michele

May 10, 2017

I am wondering if a different dish soap will work for this… I have a fragrance & chemical allergy and cannot use Dawn..

Jude
Jude

May 10, 2017

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!

Cindy
Cindy

May 10, 2017

Will this also work on the sprayers & nozzles for the small glass spray bottles?

Cathy
Cathy

May 10, 2017

So, what essential oils do you use? I need pure. Please email me if would rather not discuss companies.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Yes, this solution will dissolve adhesive and, paper labels :)

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

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!

Cathy
Cathy

May 10, 2017

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?

I am already on your emailing list.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

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.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

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!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Is there something you can use instead of vodka?

Cathy
Cathy

May 10, 2017

What EO company do you recommend?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

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.

Cathy
Cathy

May 10, 2017

Thank you, Rebecca. I will have to try a few if yours.

Gail
Gail

May 10, 2017

I use good old rubbing alcohol for some of my homemade ‘recipes’; would that be an option here?

debora cadene
debora cadene

May 10, 2017

Thanks bunches!!

Gail
Gail

May 10, 2017

We have chemical sensitivities in our house too. I made this today with Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap and it worked like a champ.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I believe so, the vodka keeps the soap evenly distributed.

Gail
Gail

May 10, 2017

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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