I’ve got something to confess, I don’t actually use glasses for sight. BUT, I do wear glasses. The glasses I wear are for blue light. They help to block or absorb it. Why would I want these? Great question! Blue-light blocking glasses have filters in their lenses that help to block or absorb blue light, and in some cases UV light, from getting through to your eyes. That means if you use these glasses when looking at a screen, especially after dark, they can help reduce exposure to blue light waves that can keep you awake. Pretty cool, aye? 😉 I also find they’re really helpful in preventing digital eye strain, which was something I used to get ALOT from staring at a phone & computer screen for hours on end.
My blue light blocking glasses from Baxter Blue with my DIY natural eyeglasses spray.
Any who, I’ve gone off topic.
Gosh, I hope that doesn’t sound like an ad, because it isn’t! It’s just me being overly excited over blue light blocking glasses & the partnering spray I’ve made.
One of the questions I will forever be asking myself is “how do lenses manage to get SO smudged constantly?!” Like for instance, you’ll clean them one day, but by the time the next day comes round, they’re smudged yet again! Like how even? They’re kept in a case! (maybe it’s just me?) 😅
My glasses before they were cleaned – if you look closely you can see the smudge marks.
I keep this spray next to my glasses, which are next to my laptop. Originally, a friend asked me for a DIY natural homemade lens spray he could make for his glasses waaaaay back at the beginning of last year, and I’ve FINALLY gotten around to making one that works really well (Sorry about the delay!).
So…. here it is! *drum roll please*
Natural DIY Low Waste Eyeglasses & Sunglasses Cleaning Spray
This spray works well on eyeglasses, sunglasses and pretty much lenses of all kinds (I use it on my camera lens too). If you’d prefer, you can simply use a spray made of water & soap, but if that doesn’t do it justice, this one can get off those stubborn finger marks and other prints left on the lens.
The DIY low waste natural eyeglasses spray in a spritz bottle, ready to use!
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You only need 3 ingredients to make it: non-detergent dishwashing soap, water & rubbing alcohol.
- 3 parts water
- 3 parts rubbing alcohol
- 1-2 drops dishwashing liquid (non-detergent soap is best)
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together to combine.
- Pour into a spritz bottle and shake together whenever you’re about to use (to ensure mixture hasn’t separated).
- To use: Spray onto glasses and wipe with a microfiber cloth or soft cotton cloth.
My glasses after I’ve cleaned them with the spray (good as new! 😉)
If you’d like a little run-through of how I make this eyeglasses cleaning spray, and how it works on my glasses, see my video below for a quick demonstration.
Please let me know how your eyeglasses cleaner goes for you in the comments! If you’re looking for more great natural alternatives and DIYs to make, see my Natural Home page!
It’s such an easy solution to whip up and is really cost effective!
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Lots of love,