Make window cleaning easier with this homemade window cleaner
Do you ever feel like there is always a window or a mirror waiting to be cleaned? It’s like you’ve just cleaned it a day ago and now it’s dirty again. Sigh. Such is the case with mirrors and windows especially the ones that are used regularly like in bathrooms. We have some very high windows and I don’t even bother to clean them. I think it may require the professionals to come out and do a job. But the lower windows and mirrors especially usually need attention, more often than not. I’ve been using a window cleaner that I make at home. It’s practically all-natural (if you minus the Dawn dish soap) but any other natural dish soap could be substituted. The cleaner does a very good job and does not leave streaks.
If you find yourself spending an excessive amount on window cleaners or if you just don’t like the smell of the commercial cleaners, try making your own at home. It’s quick and you may already have most of the ingredients in your pantry but there is one ingredient you may have to purchase, lemon essential oil. I’ve heard is great for cleaning windows. Lemon itself is great for cleaning, disinfecting, and cutting back on grease. I always use it. Not to mention it has a very pleasingly fresh aroma – nothing like Lemon to give you that smell!!
By the way, I am not a seller of essential oils neither am I promoting any brands here. I love using them and simply try to find a brand that works well and is more affordable for our pocket.
Here is an example of my bathroom mirror before using this cleaner. You might be able to spot some dirt in this first photo.
And here is the after which is cleaner with a few spray of this homemade cleaner and wiped with a clean dry cleaning rag.
Natural Homemade Window Cleaner
- 2 ¼ cups water
- ¾ cups white vinegar
- 5 drops all-natural dish soap (or Dawn)
- 10-15 drops of Lemon Essential oil
What to do:
- Mix everything together in a spray bottle.
- Spray on windows then wipe them down.
Once the spray is finished, I make another bottle. I am almost never out of white vinegar. I often pick up a gallon or two when if I think I am getting low on what I already have. I used it for cleaning meats and other areas around the home.
Have you tried a similar homemade window or mirror cleaner before? Did it work out well for you?
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