My most-asked question of late is where I buy glass bottles and glass spray bottles for cleaning products, specifically for storing homemade cleaning products.
To give you some context, this is some of my collection of homemade cleaning products in said glass bottles:
Want in on a secret? I didn’t buy a single one of these bottles especially for storing cleaning products. I’ve recycled every single bottle, giving each bottle a new use once I was done with the contents.
From left to right, the first bottle is a gin bottle with a screw top (Edinburgh Gin) that conveniently fits a spray nozzle. It contains my lavender daily shower spray. The gin was pretty good too!
The middle bottle is another gin bottle with a cork /wood stopper (Lidl), that I use to store my homemade fabric conditioner.
The last bottle is a vinegar bottle that I’ve repurposed to hold my homemade fabric refresher spray. Some shops have started to sell their vinegar in plastic bottles (hello Sainsbury’s) but glass bottles of vinegar are still widely available in other shops, and at under 70p make a great cleaning product ingredient and then storage bottle when you’re done.
Any bottle will do – just use what you already have. Bottles that have screw tops are especially useful as most will fit a spray nozzle, but as you can see even stoppered bottles have their uses.
For the spray tops, I reused spray nozzles from old cleaning products bottles. I always find the best thing to do is to pop the stem of the spray nozzle in water and spray it a few times to remove any pre-existing cleaning solution that might be in there before using it in your homemade products.
I store these clear glass bottles in either the cupboard under my sink or my bathroom cupboard. Sunlight, particularly direct sunlight, can degrade the effectiveness of the essential oils that these products contain, hence the need to keep them someplace dark.
For cleaning products I tend to store on the worktop, e.g. my homemade kitchen spray, I store these products in amber glass bottles to prevent sunlight from affecting the cleaning solution:
I haven’t (yet!) found a way to purchase something I need in an amber glass bottle so I do buy amber glass bottles specifically for use for storing cleaning products. I purchase them from G Baldwin & Co, in the 500 ml size as I find that size the most practical, and at 85p a bottle they thankfully aren’t expensive.
Spray nozzles can also be purchased from G Baldwin & Co, pretty cheaply too if you don’t have enough.
I hope this has helped with your glass spray bottles for cleaning products queries, and, of course, if you are looking for some cleaning product recipes then I can wholeheartedly recommend this book! ;)