Homemade glass cleaner is easy to make and inexpensive, without any of the nasty chemicals in the store-bought kind.
If you can’t find your 5-year-old and it’s really quiet, you can guess that there’s mischief happening. When this happened, I wasn’t surprised to find that Jackjack made a HUGE mess on the bathroom mirror.
I don’t mind messes, but I also expect him to help me clean them up. Not a problem, right? Except that once I looked at the ingredients on the Windex bottle, I didn’t want any of us breathing this stuff:
Sodium Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate
Liquitint Sky Blue Dye
Gross, huh? These ingredients are so nasty that Environmental Working Group has given Windex a grade of “D” because these ingredients have the potential for acute aquatic toxicity; respiratory effects; and nervous system effects.
You don’t need any of those mystery ingredients to make homemade window cleaner. It’s easy, and I bet you already have all of the ingredients you need!
There are lots of homemade glass cleaner recipes out there–I’ve tried many of them and this one is the best. One batch costs pennies to make…compare that to store brand glass cleaner at $2.39 and you’ll see why this is my favorite.
Homemade Glass Cleaner
1 cup rubbing alcohol
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
Pour into a clean 24oz spray bottle (I like these because they’re sturdy and don’t leak) and fill with tap water.
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Hand the bottle to your assistant and send him to the nearest dirty mirror.
If you’re lucky, he might get motivated enough to wash more stuff. Watch as your bathroom becomes sparkly clean! Or less of a biohazard, at least.
Now if I could just get him to mop the kitchen, I’d be in business…
- 1 cup rubbing alcohol
- 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 24oz spray bottle
Pour into a clean 24oz spray bottle and fill with tap water.
What other cleaners would you like to have natural versions of? Leave me a note in the comments!