Clean Better: Glass Spray Bottles to Make Your Own Air Freshener, Fragrance Sprays and Cleaners

Storage solutions for your homemade household cleaning products.

Glass spray bottles with lemons
Let’s get spritzing.Unsplash

As more of us start to think about sustainability, many people are making their own household products. With just some baking soda, a few essential oils, water, lemon juice and vinegar, you’ve got pretty much all you need to clean and freshen up your home—now you just need some bottles to store it.

Empty Clear Glass Spray Bottles - Refillable 16 oz Containers for Essential Oils, Cleaning Products, Aromatherapy, Misting Plants, or Cooking - Reliable Sprayer with Mist and Stream Settings ~ 2 Pack
Sustainable storage for any household goods that need spritzing.Sally's Organics

When you’re buying glass bottles to store your homemade products, check the type of closure that they come with. In most cases you’ll want a trigger spray, and for the most versatility, one that can be set to deliver either a gentle mist or a steady stream of liquid.

Empty Amber Glass Spray Bottles with Labels (2 Pack) - 16oz Refillable Container for Essential Oils, Cleaning Products, or Aromatherapy - Durable Black Trigger Sprayer w/Mist and Stream Settings
This tinted version helps protect the integrity of active ingredients for longer.Sally's Organics

If you choose to use essential oils in your home made cleaners, it’s worth investing in colored glass bottles like amber or blue glass. That’s because the more the essential oils are exposed to light, the more likely they are to degrade and affect the way they smell.

Glass Spray Bottle Kits, BonyTek Empty 4 10 ml Roller Bottles, 8 Amber Essential Oil Bottle(16oz,8oz,4oz,2oz) with Labels for Aromatherapy Cleaning Products
A combination of receptacles with different applicators, ideal for homemade personal care and household products. Comes complete with dropper, funnel and brush.BonyTek

Once you’ve got the bug for making your own cleaning products, you might be tempted to take it further and start making your own toiletries. Look for smaller spray bottles that will be more appropriate for products such as toners and, if making your own perfume blends, smaller rollerball bottles are ideal.