“Tried the Pinterest homemade oven cleaner, and I’m sold on it,” Amanda said. “Will never buy another oven cleaner again. Worked amazing, sprayed it on and let it sit. Hardly any effort at all to wipe it out.”
Grab a spray bottle and mix up the ingredients she uses.
1/4 cup dish soap
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup vinegar
1 1/4 cup water
Amanda says to shake the bottle gently to combine ingredients and then spray the oven. Leave it sitting on the grime for a bit and then wipe with a warm, damp cloth. How long? I don’t have a specific time, but I believe 20-30 minutes is about right.
When I need a spray bottle for some sort of DIY cleaner I’ve made, (and I make them often) I head for Dollar Tree. Sometimes, if I’m going to add essential oil to something, I’ll use the more expensive amber glass bottles.
What I love about the amber bottles is that I can use them again and again. They will last until you break them! If the pump stops working, they are super cheap to replace.
Even with a very thorough washing, I would be concerned I couldn’t clean them well enough to rid them of every trace.
If you re-purpose old bottles, clean them well with hot soapy water. Be careful using spray bottles that contained bleach or ammonia. Those two chemical products don’t play nice together and will quickly turn seriously toxic – even fatal, should you unknowingly put one in a bottle that contained the other.
You can also put the plastic bottles in the dishwasher if you’re game to try. I’m not sure how well some of them will hold up, but I’ll leave that to you.
Here are cleaning labels that you can download and print for your bottles…
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