When you try this Amazing Homemade Window and Glass Cleaner, you’ll never buy store-bought again.
Avoid the toxic, dyed cleaners that cost a fortune and are harsh on the environment.
When you see how easy this recipe is, you’ll wish you would have found it sooner!
Amazing Homemade Glass Cleaner
When I first started using all natural cleaners I just used straight vinegar, like my grandma used to.
It worked, but I noticed I had to rub harder/longer to clean my windows and it left streaks from time to time.
This window cleaner recipe works wonderful and never makes me miss the commercial brands.
Winter Pine Homemade Window & Glass Cleaner
- 1/2 Cup White Distilled Vinegar
- Distilled Water
- 1/2 Cup Rubbing Alcohol
- 1/2 tsp Corn Starch
- 4 Drops Essential of lavender essential oil and 4 Drops of Eucalyptus essential oil
- Mix Essential Oils and Corn Starch together, mix well.
- Add a little water until cornstarch is dissolved.
- Pour remaining ingredients into your spray bottle. I use a 12 oz. bottle.
- Fill the remainder of your bottle with water.
- Shake before use, spray on window, glass, sink, appliance or other surface and wipe dry with lint-free cloth or newspaper.
This recipe will replace your window and glass gleaner (Windex, green clean, etc.).
However, If you are unable to make your own window cleaner you can make a solution on 1 part distilled white vinegar to 1 part distilled water or buy an organic window cleaner like Green Shield Organic Window Cleaner.
Homemade Glass Cleaner Ingredients Explained
Vinegar kills mold, bacteria, viruses, and germs.
The acetic acid in the vinegar is a good disinfectant, effective against harmful bugs such as E. coli, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus.
Do not let the smell of vinegar turn you off from using it as a cleaner.
The smell will dissipate within minutes and before too long you will begin to associate the vinegar smell with a clean house.
Herbs have; antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptics, and over 100 more beneficial properties.
When you infuse herbs and all of their medicinal properties to kill germs, bacteria, mold, etc. with vinegar, you end up a powerhouse cleaner.
Herbs that are good to use in cleaners are:
- Tea Tree
- Lemon Balm
Essential oils are the distilled essence of herbs.
They are in a concentrated form and you only need a couple of drops.
Always use 100% pure essential oils and not blends or fragrances
Rubbing alcohol can kill bacteria, viruses and fungi and is used as a disinfectant.
In addition, it is biodegradable so it’s good for the environment.
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Tuesday 15th of December 2020
I'm curious about the corn starch. What role does it play in cleaning windows. I simply find it an interesting ingredient that I would not have thought about incorporating into a window cleaner.
Thank you for this.
Tuesday 29th of December 2020
I know it sounds odd but it helps bind the ingredients together and it honestly doesn't leave any streaks.
Monday 30th of October 2017
It's amazing how 'old' cleaning methods are back, my nan often used this type of thing in the 1930's and so many of the things she used to tell me about are making a come back. Things like if you want a spotless saucepan, cook rhubarb in it. I don't know if it's safe on all types of saucepan, but it works well with mine.
Monday 30th of October 2017
Thanks for your comment. Yes, I used to call my green cleaning back to basics, because that is what we are doing. The fact is, the old way never stopped working- there just wasn't any money in it so commercial cleaners took over. Then they polluted our lands and water. I never heard to the rhubarb! I love new tips. Thank you for sharing, I will have to remember that when we move. It is too hot to grow rhubarb here but I love (and miss) it.