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DIY Window Cleaner Made Of Simple Ingredients

Window cleaning solutions keep your glass surfaces clear and clean, making your place look better and letting in more natural light. Creating window cleaner solutions at home has several benefits. First, you decide what goes into your solution, which means you can avoid strong chemicals often found in store-bought cleaners, which is good for your health and the earth. Also, making your own cleaning solution at home is normally cheaper. Ingredients like vinegar and baking soda are used in these solutions and are usually inexpensive and easy to find in most homes. Using homemade cleaners reduces your contact with harmful chemicals, and it's better for the environment as it lowers the need for store-bought products that come in one-time-use plastic packaging.

Homemade Window Cleaner Recipe

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  • 2 parts water
  • 1 part vinegar
  • A few drops of dish soap


  1. Combine two parts of water with one part of vinegar in a suitable container. Make sure to mix the solution thoroughly.
  2. Add a few drops of dish soap to this mixture.
  3. Stir the solution until it's well mixed.
  4. Use a spray bottle or a clean cloth to apply the solution to your windows.
  5. Wipe off with a clean, dry cloth for best results.

Remember, the strength of your solution can be adjusted by changing the ratios of water to vinegar. Test your homemade cleaner on a small part of the window first to ensure it doesn't leave any stains or smears.

Cleaner For The Car's Windshield

This simple homemade solution works well as a car windshield cleaner.


  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 cup isopropyl alcohol (also known as rubbing alcohol)
  • 1 tablespoon dish soap


  1. Take an empty spray bottle and add in 1 cup of distilled water.
  2. Add 1 cup of isopropyl alcohol to the water in the spray bottle. The isopropyl alcohol acts as a dissolving agent and is especially effective in removing tough grime and bugs.
  3. Finally, add 1 tablespoon of dish soap to the mixture.
  4. Close the spray bottle and shake the mixture thoroughly to ensure all ingredients are well combined.
  5. Your homemade car windshield cleaner is now ready to use.

Just spray the cleaner directly onto the windshield and wipe it clean using a squeegee or microfiber towel for best results. Always test a small portion of the windshield first to ensure the solution works well and doesn't cause any damage.

Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe

Here's a simple and effective recipe for a general glass cleaner for use on items like tables, mirrors, and more:


  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ cup white or cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup rubbing alcohol (70% concentration)
  • 1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil for smell (optional)


  1. Take a clean, empty spray bottle.
  2. Add 2 cups of water to the spray bottle.
  3. Add ½ cup of white vinegar or cider vinegar to the mixture. Vinegar is a perfect solution to combat oil and grease.
  4. Now pour ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol into the solution. This will help your solution dry quickly to minimize streaks.
  5. If you want your cleaner to have a bit of fragrance, add 1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil. This is completely optional.
  6. Close the spray bottle and shake the mixture thoroughly. Now, your homemade glass cleaner is ready for use!

Apply the cleaner to the glass and wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth, paper towel, or newspaper to avoid leaving lint on your cleaned glass surfaces. Always test any cleaner on a small area first to ensure it doesn't damage or discolor the material.

Discoloration Of Windows

Regularly clean the windows with a homemade solution to address window discoloration, like the earlier recipe. This regular cleaning can help ward off accumulated dust and grime, factors that contribute to discoloration over time. In some instances, you may find that certain stubborn spots or significant discoloration may not fully respond to regular cleaning. Here, you can prepare a slightly more robust solution with equal vinegar and baking soda. Apply this paste to the troublesome area, leave it on for about 15 minutes, and then wipe it off with a clean, damp cloth.

Regularly maintaining and treating stubborn spots should help manage and prevent further discoloration. However, if the issue persists despite these measures, it may indicate deeper issues with the window glass that require professional attention. Always test any homemade solution on a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure it does not result in additional discoloration or damage.

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