Stuck for ideas on how to use your new spray bottle? Read on for some options to get you started! Anything we’ve missed? Drop us a comment on our socials!

Please be aware that some of these "recipes" include the use of essential oils, which can be toxic to dogs, cats and other four legged friends. 


1.  Make your own anti-aphid spray

Finely chop a whole bulb of garlic and add it to a pint of boiling water. Leave to cool and let it sit overnight, before sieving it to remove any bits. Add in a tiny bit of washing up liquid (to help it adhere to the leaves of your plants) and you have your homemade anti-aphid spray!


  1. Make your own anti-greenfly spray

Mix a small amount of washing up liquid and water in your spray bottle and give your roses a misting every few days to repel greenfly


  1. Make your own patio weedkiller

Try adding undiluted white vinegar with a small dash of washing up liquid and a pinch of salt to your spray bottle to make a handy weed killer for your driveway or patio. Vinegar acts as a contact herbicide, the salt dehydrates the weeds and the washing up liquid helps the mixture stick to the weeds. Be careful to not add too much salt though, as this can alter the pH of your soil – which is also why we suggest using this on pesky patio weeds and away from your flowerbeds!


  1. Keep your plants hydrated

This spray bottle is perfect for watering your plants, both indoors and outdoors! Use it to make watering your hanging baskets easier, keeping your succulents hydrated, and your houseplants happy.


  1. Make a non-toxic ant killer

Mix 2 parts white vinegar with 1 part water, add some tea tree oil and some clove oil and you have a non-toxic ant killer – make sure to store out of direct sunlight and away from too much heat to preserve the oils


  1. Make an all-purpose cleaner

Mix white vinegar, a dash of washing up liquid and a 10-15 drops of tea tree oil and shake well to make a great all-purpose cleaner – try adding baking soda and a dash of lemon juice to your mixture and spraying this around your shower or bath after each use to help avoid limescale build up and mouldy corners


  1. DIY Glass Cleaner

Mix 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and one tablespoon of white vinegar to 200ml of warm water for a glass cleaner that will leave a fresh citrus scent


  1. Wood Polish

Mix a tablespoon each of olive oil and white vinegar and add to a pint of warm water and mix well, spray onto varnished wood and wipe clean with a soft cloth


  1. Make ironing easier

Add a tablespoon of white vinegar to a pint of water and a teaspoon of fabric softener, shake well and mist onto your laundry as you iron to help ease out any wrinkles!


  1. Make your own insect repellent

Mix 200ml of witch hazel or surgical spirit,10-20 drops of essential oils such as lemongrass, peppermint, or lemon eucalyptus, and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, shake well and apply to keep the midgies away


  1. Make your own low-fat cooking spray

Simply mix equal parts olive oil (or any alternative oil you prefer – we have a great range in store) and water in your spray bottle and shake to mix.