I finally ran out of my Windex and I am so excited to announce that I made homemade glass cleaner! I know I get incredibly excited over crazy little things. There are many versions out there, but I was specifically wanting something non-toxic. I want to feel comfortable with the cleaners I am using and not be worried about what I am spraying in the air and on our surfaces.
I took some before and after pics to help judge the effectiveness of the new homemade glass cleaner.
Here's the mirror before...don't worry my kids aren't that messy while brushing their teeth. I added a nice glob of toothpaste, smeared it around, and let it sit for about an hour so it would dry a bit.
While I was waiting I went ahead and made my new cleaner. It most definitely did not take me an hour to make so I watched a little TV. I must say New Adventures of Old Christine just cracks me up. "I care about the environment...I drive a Prius" LOL I just love that show. But enough about my cheesy sense of humor...onto the good stuff. How to make the glass cleaner. It is rather simple and I am sure you all are getting tired of me saying that, but seriously I don't like to do things too complicated. I am trying to simplify my life not complicate it ;)
1/4 Cup White Vinegar
1/4 Cup Rubbing Alcohol
2 Cups Water
1 TBS Cornstarch
5-10 drops Lemon Essential Oil or whatever smell you would like...you can skip this if you like
Get a clean spray bottle and pour everything in it (use a funnel it makes your life waaaaaay easier) and then shake it real good. You may want to give it a shake before you use since the cornstarch will settle at the bottom. And there you have it...homemade glass cleaner.
Are you ready for the after pic yet??? Alright....here you go.....
On to the other amazing part of this homemade glass cleaner...the price. I paid 1.89 for the vinegar so for 1/4 we'll say 5 cents, I'll estimate 5 cents for the cornstarch, 25 cents for the rubbing alcohol, and 12 cents for the 10 drops of lemon oil I used. That means the total for your new homemade glass cleaner is 47 cents! Cheap, works great, and no more nasty ammonia!
Now I just have to make pretty labels for my new products. Anyone have any good ideas??? I am open to suggestions :)