This recipe for DIY window cleaner is awesome. It’s the best homemade glass cleaner that you can make with ingredients you already have at home.
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If you are gearing up for Spring cleaning or if you just need window cleaner and don’t want to run to the store, this awesome recipe is perfect for you. I’ll be sharing this quick and easy recipe for DIY window cleaner so you can get your windows sparkling with a more natural approach.
Why make DIY window cleaner?
There are many reasons people choose to make their own cleaning products. For me, it’s about a few things…cost, ingredients, and ease of use. If I have the things on hand to make a homemade glass cleaner, it’s a no brainer.
If you are looking for cleaning recipes that have fewer chemicals than store-bought varieties you should definitely try this recipe!
These photos show the homemade glass cleaner in a kind of generic bottle that is plastic, I had it on hand so I used it.
Keep in mind you can also cut this recipe in half and use the glass spray bottles that you might have on hand from other DIY cleaning products and reusable sprayer bottles.
Another thing to consider is pets! If you have dogs or cats in the house that lick your windows or even put their paws on them consistently you might not want to spray those surfaces with a bunch of chemicals with 27 letter names!
Here is what you will need to make this homemade glass cleaner at home:
Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for the amounts and how to mix them together properly but to make this simple recipe you’ll need a handful of common household ingredients.
It starts with water, vinegar, and rubbing alcohol. Then we’ll add in some cornstarch and mix it all up! This really is a cheap and easy recipe to put together.
I enjoy that all of these ingredients are always in my pantry or my bathroom closet. I can whip up a batch whenever I need some!
How to mix up a batch of DIY glass cleaner:
First we need to combine all the liquids in the bottle and give it a good shake.
Next, we’ll add the cornstarch and shake it all up again. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for some scent if you’d like and give the bottle one final shake.
Now you are ready to spray the windows and give them a good scrub. If you have old newspapers on hand use them to wipe down the windows! It sounds crazy but they work so well!
Be sure to shake the bottle up a bit before each use to keep the ingredients from separating!
Printable DIY Window Cleaner Recipe:
- 1/2 C vinegar
- 1/2 C alcohol
- 2 TBSP cornstarch
- 4 C water
- 1 bottle with spray top
- First we need to combine all the liquids in the bottle and give it a good shake.
- Next, we'll add the cornstarch and shake it all up again. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for some scent if you'd like and give the bottle one final shake.
- Now you are ready to spray the windows and give them a good scrub. If you have old newspapers on hand use them to wipe down the windows! It sounds crazy but they work so well!
- Be sure to shake the bottle up a bit before each use to keep the ingredients from separating!
Looking for more DIY and cleaning posts?
If you are looking for more ways to use DIY tutorials and home hacks to make your spring cleaning even more efficient check out these other posts.
I love these DIY wool dryer balls. They’re so handy and easy to make. If you are cleaning and organizing, check out this post about the laundry room. It doesn’t have to be wasted space! Oh and don’t forget to clean and organize your purse!