Learn how to make the best glass cleaner for windows and mirrors with this natural homemade recipe and step by step DIY instructions.
This natural DIY glass cleaner is the best homemade window cleaner, made with all-natural ingredients, that we have ever tried. It can also work wonders on mirrors, glass shower stalls, glass stovetops, glasses, car windows, and, more! It can even be used as an all-purpose cleaner.
There are many benefits to making natural cleaning products. The desire to cut down on waste and harmful toxins in the environment are a few good reasons to make this homemade glass cleaner recipe. Another fantastic reason to make this natural glass cleaner is to keep children and pets away from toxic substances in the house.
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DIY Glass Cleaner
I learned how to make glass cleaner with vinegar while working as a yoga instructor. Most yoga studios have glass windows and mirrors that need to be cleaned every day, and, many of them have turned to vinegar as their primary eco-friendly glass cleaner of choice.
The problem? The homemade glass cleaning solution smells like vinegar — ugh!
When I added essential oil to my favorite natural window cleaning recipe, I began to LOVE cleaning with it. The smell of vinegar is still present, but the essential oils tame it nicely.
The best part is that lemon essential oil can really add to the cleaning power of this homemade glass cleaner… I get streak-free fast-drying shine every time!
Best Glass, Mirror, and Window Cleaner Recipe
This is hands down the best glass cleaner that I have ever made. The homemade window cleaning solution requires a 2:1 ratio of water to vinegar. In other words, use approximately twice as much water as vinegar to make this homemade glass cleaning recipe.
- 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 c distilled water
- 1/2 to 3/4 c vinegar
- 1-3 drops of eco-friendly liquid dish soap
- 20 drops of lemon essential oil
The glass and window cleaner recipe listed above can fill a 16oz spray bottle. We like to use clear spray bottles for our glass cleaner, blue spray bottles for our all-purpose cleaning solution, and brown bottles for our wood polish. It helps everyone in the house know at first glance which homemade cleaning product we need to grab.
Feel free to substitute another essential oil in place of lemon essential oil to make this amazing glass cleaner. Orange and grapefruit essential oils also work great in this glass cleaning solution. Get them all in this lovely set of Organic essential oils!
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- 16-ounce spray bottle (or get a 2 pack with a funnel and labels included!)
- 16-ounce glass measuring cup
We like to use glass spray bottles for our homemade window cleaning solution because essential oils keep longer in glass containers, and, using glass bottles can cut down on the amount of plastic waste. The planet is in desperate need of less plastic! If you are concerned about plastic breaking, use silicon sleeves for glass spray bottles.
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How to Make Homemade Glass Cleaner
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Learn how to mix vinegar and water to make your own homemade glass cleaner for windows, mirrors, glass shower stalls, car windows, glass stovetops, glasses, etc., with the quick and easy step by step instructions listed below.
- Gather supplies to make homemade glass cleaner
Grab a 16 oz spray bottle and the all-natural ingredients.
- Add distilled water
Use a glass measuring cup and a funnel to pour in 1 and 1/4 to 1 and 1/2 cups of distilled water directly into the spray bottle.
- Mix in vinegar
Use the funnel and measuring cup to add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of vinegar directly into the spray bottle for the homemade window cleaning solution.
- Add liquid dish soap
Next, add a few drops of liquid dish soap into the cleaning mixture. One drop is often enough.
- Add essential oil
- Screw the spray nozzle onto the bottle
Put the nozzle on the spray bottle. Give the homemade window cleaning solution a gentle swirl, shake, and spray to prime the pump and get it ready to wash the windows and mirrors.
Best Window Cleaner and More!
Get ready for spring cleaning with this quick and easy DIY glass cleaner made with all-natural ingredients. Not only is it the best window cleaner for indoor and outdoor use. It is also an amazing mirror cleaner, car window cleaner, glasses cleaner, glass shower stall cleaner, and more!
We have also used this DIY window cleaner to clean sinks and countertops, and, wipe down metal faucets and fixtures in the bathroom and kitchen. We think that you will find this recipe to be the best homemade glass cleaner in town.
For more homemade essential oil cleaning recipes hop over to have a look at all of our Natural Cleaning Recipes, or have a look at the list below!
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