How to clean a glass vase

Fresh cut flowers are always lovely but they can leave a nasty brown stain on a glass vase, and you really do not need to use bleach on this to remove the mark.


  • Bicarb soda
  • 1 lemon 
  • Distilled white vinegar 

Sprinkle a teaspoon of bicarb soda into the vase and squeeze in some lemon juice. Using a soft cloth, wipe away the stain on the inside of the glass vase. 

Wash this out with clean water, then dry with a clean micro fibre cloth. Once the vase is dry spray it with your Gyre and Gymble glass cleaner (using 80/20 distilled vinegar and water) This will polish the glass and leave it streak free. All you need to do now is refill with fresh water and add some new flowers! 

And now, here's a tip to help keep cut flowers lasting longer:

  • Fill the vase with fresh water 
  • Add a tea spoon of distilled vinegar 
  • Add a tea spoon of sugar 
  • Stir well
  • Remove all the leaves that will be below the water level 
  • Cut the base of the stem at an angle 
  • Place the fresh flowers back on the table and enjoy