When spring rolls around, it’s time to do a little cleaning, which of course, can be a real hassle if you are not using the right tools. Around here, we first start with the pressure washer, then move on to the detail work which includes the windows. I want streak free, beautiful clean glass and I’ve finally found a way to get just that. I make my own glass cleaner that not only gets the job done beautifully, it’s also a lot less toxic than the stuff you buy at the supermarket.
This glass cleaner is super simple to make with just a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have around the house. All you do is mix up some vinegar, cornstarch and rubbing alcohol along with a few drops of essential oil, shake to mix and you are in business. This mixture of simple ingredients has some impressive cleaning power! I use it on my windows, inside and out. It even gets off those pesky “doggie nose prints” that seem to be on every glass door. An added benefit – the fresh, bright smell from the essential oils.
I am a BIG fan of using any kind of “homemade help” especially when it comes to cleaning around the house. There are so many products on the market these days that are full of ingredients (that I can’t even begin to pronounce) that could potentially be harmful to our families and our pets. Although I’ve never really worried about using those types of cleaners, I do know this – I feel so much better making my own products with ingredients that I trust, like Young Living Essential Oils. I’ve already shared how much I love – yes, love, Thieves Household cleaner. The amazing, non-toxic cleaning power along with it’s fresh scent makes it my go-to cleaner in every room of the house.
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Does it have to be stored in a glass container?
I would keep it in a glass container or some kind of spray bottle, you can find reusable ones at Target and Walmart. I hope this helps! Thanks!
I am not usually one to leave comments. But I have to say I was stunned after trying your recipe. I had a store bought window cleaner which was recommended by the Good Housekeeping Institut. It left my windows in a worse state than before I started to clean them. So I was looking for a quick recipe and found yours. I was absolutely stunned. Quick and easy and no steaks. I was so amazed after cleaning the patio door that I cleaned all the windows. So simple and so effective. I am not going to buy anymore window cleaner.
Can I use lavender oil instead of the other oils listed?
Hey there Darla!
Yeah, you can absolutely use lavender oil. I didn’t include it on that list because it tends to be a bit more expensive, but lavender is a great option for cleaning products, plus the scent is wonderful. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions!
Love this stuff……..