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Our Favorite DIY Glass Cleaner

Three different glass cleaner bottles next to a window

Dirty windows? Glass Doctor® has the details on how to make your own glass cleaner from ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard. Before you rush out to the store and fork over your hard-earned cash for an expensive, blue-tinted glass cleaner, read this!

Homemade Glass Cleaner has Many Benefits

Why spend the small amount of time necessary to whip-up homemade glass cleaner?

  • Less Toxins
    Far less irritating to those with skin sensitivities and lung issues such as asthma, household cleansers, including commercially available glass cleaners, are harmful if inhaled or touched, toxic if ingested, and among the top offenders for toxins in the home, emitting a plethora of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) – substances known for the cancer-causing effects. Worse, even products labeled ‘green’ or ‘natural’ contain known toxic ingredients. Making your own cleaners empowers you to keep such dangerous chemicals, additives and fragrances out of your home.
  • Less Cost
    You can make your own glass cleaner for a fraction of the cost of commercial cleaners, saving you up to 90%. (Sometimes the best things in life are free, or really cheap.) You also know you’re getting what you pay for: A truly natural product, not a high-priced, glossily-packaged imitation for nearly 10-times the cost.
  • Less Waste
    Re-use and refill the plastic spray bottle containing your solution again and again, without contributing to landfill waste. When it finally gives up, you don’t have to worry about disposing of the hazardous contents housed within, as you would with commercial cleaners.
  • Environmentally Friendly
    Let’s face it: The planet already has enough to contend with, as do its chemically-sensitive inhabitants. Homemade household cleansers are an easy and inexpensive way to do your part toward preserving the earth for future generations.

Glass Cleaner DIY Lessons:

Many single ingredient items will work as a glass cleaner, but each has its benefits and drawbacks, making combining common household ingredients key to concocting an effective cleaning solution.

  • What You’ll Need:
    • A spray bottle for each solution/recipe.
    • Your chosen recipe(s) ingredients.
    • Marker to label your bottles.
  • Recipe 1
    • 1 cup water,
    • 1 cup rubbing alcohol
    • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • Recipe 2
    • 2 cups water
    • ¼ cup rubbing alcohol
    • ¼ cup vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Assembly & Cleaning Tips:
    Shake the solutions well before you use them. Use newspaper as “rags” to prevent streaking.

Looking for More DIY Cleaning Solutions for Other Tasks?

Check out these safe, effective Homemade Cleaning Products for Your Home, Kitchen & Bathroom from Molly Maid.

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