Homemade glass cleaner. So simple. So effective. Not sure why it took me so long to make the switch from the toxic blue stuff to my own natural version. In fact, my glass cleaner was one of the very last chemical products to leave my house. For quite some time I’d use my safe baking soda and vinegar solutions to clean my bathroom only to pull out some rubber gloves and the blue stuff to clean my mirrors. What was I thinking?
But that is a thing of the past because I love my homemade glass cleaner. And so will you.
Why ditch the blue stuff?
First of all, it’s blue. Maybe it’s just me, but the color alone scares me. I’m still not sure why chemical companies think we need to use “Liquitint Sky Blue Dye” in a cleaning product, but it’s there. Clearly.
Know what else is in there? Things like:
- 2 Hexoxyethanol
- Ammonium Hydroxide
- Mirapol Surf S-210
- Viden EGM
- Sodium C14-17 Sec-Alkyl Sulfonat
- Synthetic Fragrances
Did I mention that homemade glass cleaner is WAY cheaper?
Seriously, these ingredients are super inexpensive making homemade glass cleaner a no-brainer. Save money. Ditch the chemicals. Help the planet. I think that’s what they call a trifecta of green-living.
Homemade Glass Cleaner
2 cups water
2 tsp corn starch (yes, corn starch)
1/4 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
1/4 cup white or apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup lemon juice (option, but helps cut some of the strong vinegar/alcohol smell)
Mix everything in a spray bottle and shake before use. Simple. The end.
I even let my little girl get her hands all over my mirror to show you the cleaning power of homemade glass cleaner. Check this out:
So there you have it. Do you use homemade glass cleaner? What is your recipe like?