Let me show you how quick and easy it is to make your own window cleaner, right at home!
A few years back when I was pregnant with our third baby, I decided to ditch the store bought cleaners and make up my own with ingredients that I keep under my kitchen sink. Vinegar and rubbing alcohol.
Why Make your Own Window Cleaner?
I did this for a few reasons.
#1. We live real rural which meant I would have to drive a while until I found a store with windex.
#2. I liked knowing what I was cleaning with.
#3. Because I knew exactly what was in this window cleaner, the kids could handle the spring window cleaning!
I used these ingredients in my original All-Purpose Household Cleaner and Disinfectant but wanted a way to get my windows and mirrors super, streak free.
How to Make Homemade Window Cleaner- the Video!
Why You'll Love This Cleaner
- Use fewer ingredients, taking up less space under your kitchen sink.
- You'll know just what's in your window cleaner!
- It's safe for anyone to use, even kids!
Materials you'll need to make this
- A refillable spray bottle. I love these glass spray bottles with the silicon sleeve.
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Corn Starch
Homemade Window Cleaner
- 1 Jar for Mixing
- 1 Spray Bottle
- 1 Whisk
- 2 Cups Warm Water
- ¼ Cup Rubbing Alcohol
- ¼ Cup Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. Corn Starch
- Mix all ingredients together, whisking in the corn starch.
- Add all ingredients to a spray bottle.
- Spray windows and glass and wipe with paper towels.
Questions People are asking about Homemade Window Cleaner
I just use paper towels. This seems to get things super shinny and clean.
I don't know why not. I haven't tried this, but you could certainly give it a shot!
YES! I really don't have time for things not to be hearty and tough around here, so I wouldn't have recommended this recipe if it wasn't up to my standards of cleaning! 😉
Tips about this cleaner
- You can make up a big jug of this and keep it under your sink for quick an easy refills. We refill our window cleaner about every couple of weeks.
- Keep a little plastic bottle of this solution in each of the farm trucks and tractors with a roll of paper towels. This way everyone can safely see through mirrors and windows!
- Let the kids help out! Spring and fall is the time when we do a good window washing and the kids love to help with this!
- Print out this recipe and tape to the inside of your kitchen cabinet for quick reference!
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