“What a lovely thing a rose is!”
~ Arthur Conan Doyle
If you have a love of roses as I do, then I think you will enjoy this sweet little project which brings them into the housecleaning routine. Our bushes are blooming and making this all natural window cleaner with a few of the buds brought me so much pleasure. You can even make a complete collection of rose cleaning products with them if you desire (more on that below).
Simply soak one cup of fresh (pink or red) rose petals in 1 1/2 cups of vinegar in a pint jar (line the inside of the lid with plastic if it is metal to keep it from corroding). Shake the jar gently when you think of it. Let the contents infuse for 1 to 2 weeks and strain.
To prepare the window and glass cleaner, place one cup of the rose-infused vinegar with one cup of water in a large spray bottle (this is an affiliate link). Add 1 tsp. of cornstarch and give the bottle a nice shake until everything is evenly distributed. You will need to shake the bottle each time before using.
Your windows and glass cleaner is ready for service! For best results, use an old newspaper to wipe down the surfaces. We also use cotton rags (you can see my pretty version with lace above -- visit here to make your own).
This lovely recipe is inspired by Jan Berry from her beautiful book of homemade products (and is a part of my Beloved Homemaking Book List which I highly recommend).
| (I've stored my set of labels inside my "Inspired Home Junk Journal" until I have need for them.|
I simply made a paper pocket and tucked them in.)
Now for the fun part! Here is a rose-inspired printable label to use on your bottle if you like. I have also included a whole set of romantic rose-inspired cleaning labels should you like to elevate your spring cleaning routine this year! You can make it all pink and pretty! Simply replace the lavender in all the recipes shared here with rose petals.
Happy romantic homemaking dear friends!
This post was a part of our... Romantic Homemaking Series: