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One of the things I spend the most money on at the store outside of food and diapers is cleaning products, like glass cleaner. So I am looking for ways to save money on them and let's face it, how many have you bought that you just don't like? Well, that's one of a few reasons I started looking for a DIY glass cleaner recipe and now I'm sharing the one I love with you.
Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe – Better Than Windex
Raise your hand if you have a cabinet under your sink, a shelf in your pantry, a closet, or even a spot in the garage that is full of cleaning products.
Now think about how many of the products are just sitting there because you bought them, tried them out and they didn't work or you didn't like them for one reason or another? At least half I'm guessing?
This problem is a big part of why I started to look into making my own. I started with my DIY Laundry Soap and now I'm tackling window cleaner because let's face it with 5 kids ages 10 and under no window or mirror stays clean for long!
So as you can see this window cleaner can be made for pennies! I get my dawn dish soap on sale for 49¢ a bottle and the vinegar I can pick up 32 oz for under $1 so the money saved with this homemade window cleaner is HUGE!
It works great in windows and mirrors and I have had a few people say they will add in some essential oil just a drop for scent. I haven't done it because, well if it ain't broke don't fix it right?
Related: DIY Homemade Febreze
What is in Windex glass cleaner?
According to SC Johnson's 2009 formula the ingredients are water, 2-hexoxyethanol, isopropanolamine, sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate, lauramine oxide, ammonium hydroxide, fragrance, and Liquitint sky blue dye.
I think my eyes went cross-eyed…what is that stuff and why do I need sky blue dye to clean my windows??
Hint. I don't and neither do you.
Glass cleaner vs window cleaner
Marketing companies want you to think there is a difference between a glass cleaner and a window cleaner.
Guess what? There is no difference!
Marketing companies want you to think that you need a special window cleaner for your windows and another for glass indoors like mirrors.
When really they are selling you the same product with a different label.
So here goes this takes less than a minute to mix and you are off cleaning again!
What You Need to Make Homemade Glass Cleaner
1 cup Water
1/4 cup White Vinegar
2 to 3 drops Dawn Dish Soap
Are you sure you are ready? These instructions are VERY complicated and if you aren't ready you will be lost…
NAH just kidding check out how easy this is!
What You Need To Do:
Just combine the water, white vinegar, and dawn dish soap in an empty spray bottle. Shake a LITTLE bit and you are DONE!
Spray and clean!
Make sure to label your spray bottle. I LOVE these Chalkboard Labels they make labeling everything easy!
- 1 cup Water
- 1/4 cup White Vinegar
- Dawn Dish Soap, 2-3 drops
- Empty Spray Bottle
- Combine the water, white vinegar, and dawn dish soap in an empty spray bottle.
- Shake a little bit to mix.
- Spray and clean!
Do you have a homemade DIY glass cleaner recipe you love? Tell me about it in the comments below.