I fell in love with a glass cleaner and then, like most of my favorite things, my Wal-Mart quit selling it. Now, it’s time to go back to making my own. On the bright side, it’s super easy, works well, and it’s safe to have around. So, without further ado, I’ll tell you how I make my own homemade glass cleaner.
Fill a spray bottle halfway with white vinegar. Fill the rest of the way with water.
Two common ingredients mixed 50/50.
That’s it! True story. Go try it!
Super cheap, super easy, and so safe you could literally drink it.
Since I like to keep a bottle of glass cleaner in the bathroom, safety is a huge factor because, at almost two, my son is into EVERYTHING. If he ends up getting ahold of this glass cleaner it’s not the end of the world. Ammonia, on the other hand, is bad news.
I do actually prefer this over most store-bought glass cleaners for a few reasons but the biggest is that ammonia STINKS. I can’t stand the smell of it. My husband, however, doesn’t like the smell of vinegar so this time I’m going to try to mask the smell with a couple drops of essential oil.
As far as the “streak free shine,” I have had better results with this over some of the store bought cleaners as well. I want safe, cheap cleaners but I also want them to WORK, and this has for me.
To buy “natural” and “safe” cleaning products is getting outrageously expensive as it is growing in popularity to “go green.” You probably already have vinegar in your pantry as we speak. If not, you can buy a jug at Wal-Mart for under $3. A 64 oz bottle would make eight 16 oz spray bottles, which would be four bottles of my store-bought glass cleaner for about the price of two. So I’m saving roughly 50% by making it this way.
Vinegar may not be a “registered disinfectant”, it does, however, appear in research that it will kill most common household germs. I would much rather use vinegar in the majority of my home and antibacterial type cleaners in the bathroom and kitchen where extra precaution is a little more necessary.
I have also read that flies do not like vinegar. This appears to be true when I use this glass cleaner in the summer time… definite bonus!