I’ve been wanting to try making homemade window cleaner for awhile, so when I discovered we were completely out of it, I knew the day had come!
This stuff is so simple to make — and it really works. I put it to the test on our grimy, fingerprint-laden sliding glass door and it totally passed with flying colors.
Now my question is: why have I waited this long to try making my own window cleaner?? I certainly will never be able to justify paying even a $1 per bottle for Windex again when this is so easy to make, works so well, and is so inexpensive!
By the way, this does smell a little like vinegar, but I think that the essential oil helps to tone down the vinegar-y smell. If you try this recipe and you don’t think it works very well, there are two other homemade window cleaner recipes on The Family Homestead site.
Homemade Window Cleaner
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 8 drops essential oil (I used grapefruit essential oil.)
Combine all ingredients in a plastic spray bottle. Shake well before using. Use like Windex on glass and mirrors.
Note: I was concerned it might only work if you used a paper towel to wipe the glass surfaces. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it worked well when wiped with a cloth, so I can use it without having to buy paper towels!
Recipe from How Does She.
Have you made your own window cleaner before? If so, what recipe did you use and do you think it works well?