Natural Window Cleaner Recipe

Organic Homemade Window Cleaner

Looking through a spotted window or examining your outfit in a streaked mirror is no way to spend your life. We take it for granted, but having polished glass and mirrored surfaces in our homes is what we’ve come to expect in our modern world. But our modern science has developed conventional window cleaners that contain irritating ammonia, carcinogenic 1,4-dioxane, and acutely toxic methanol (known as methyl alcohol).

Want some solutions (literally!) that will help you get your glass and mirrors shining without the environmental and health-harming ingredients? These natural window cleaner homemade formulas should do the trick.

  • Club soda: For everyday spot-shining, simply use club soda - apply it directly to a rag or put it in spray bottle. Add a teaspoon or two of lemon juice to help cut greasy window film.
  • Vinegar: This ingredient shows up in all kinds of homemade cleaning products, and with good reason! It disinfects, polishes, and degreases and can be mixed in a 1:1 ratio with water to use as a glass and mirror cleaner. Add a few drops of liquid detergent if you want a deeper clean.
  • Cornstarch: Mix a batch of cleaner in a 16:1 cornstarch to water, apply to a sponge, and use to clean bathroom and vehicle windows and mirrors. Wipe dry with a highly-absorbent cloth.


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