I absolutely love making my own cleaning products! Disinfecting sprays, air fresheners, DIY carpet deodorizer and even homemade window cleaner! I have been using this homemade window cleaner recipe for 3 years now. I think it is the best homemade window cleaner because it is non-toxic and a streak free window cleaner! It’s also super simple to make. I was a little hesitant to make my own household products because I always assumed they would take a lot of time to make but that’s definitely not the case with this All Natural Homemade Glass Cleaner. The best part is that it contains zero nasty chemicals so it doesn’t have negative effects on you body systems. It’s safe to breathe in!
Window Cleaner Recipe With Vinegar
This simple recipe has only three ingredients but they are super effective used together. This window cleaning recipe does has vinegar because it is such a great natural cleaner but it also has essential oils to make it smell great.
What is the best homemade window cleaning solution?
I believe the best homemade window cleaning solution is one that uses vinegar as the active ingredient for cleaning because it is non-toxic, all natural, effective, and inexpensive. Vinegar should be diluted to the correct acidity level for cleaning so distilled water should also be an ingredient. Finally, a citrus essential oil is an important ingredient so it will leave a pleasant smell as you clean.
As Healthline points out, “The acidic nature of vinegar is so powerful it can dissolve mineral deposit, dirt, grease, and grime. It’s also strong enough to kill bacteria.”
Ingredients And Supplies Needed For Your Own Homemade Window Cleaner:
- Glass Spray Bottle (16 oz)
- Young Living Citrus Fresh Essential Oil*
- Distilled Water
- White Vinegar (has no coloring agent)
Vinegar is a natural form of cleaner. Citrus essential oils also have antibacterial properties.
Lot’s of people like cleaning with Lemon Essential Oil but I prefer using my Citrus Fresh! It’s a blend of citrus oils including lemon, tangerine, mandarin orange, and spearmint essential oil too! Properties of Citrus Fresh essential oil include antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial. This makes it a perfect essential oil blend to add into your cleaning recipes. Smells great and cleans great.
*Young Living Citrus Fresh Essential Oil: If you are in need of this oil or any other Young Living oils, I am a distributor. Please visit my link here to get started with Young Living! I’d love to have you join us!
How To Make Window Cleaner
Start by gathering your supplies and head to the kitchen counter. A glass spray bottle is best to keep the contents from interacting with the bottle. Amazon affiliate link below. However, a plastic spray bottle work in a pinch.
Grab your glass spray bottle and pour 1 cup of your white distilled vinegar into the spray bottle followed by 1/2 cup of distilled water.
Next, add 20 drops of Young Living Citrus Fresh essential oil to the spray bottle.
Screw the spray nozzle on, give a quick shake and your Homemade Window Cleaner Recipe is all done and ready to use.
It works well on windows, car windows, mirrors, or any glass surface! I think this is the best homemade window cleaner and I love that it is streak free.
My friend makes vinyl labels on her Cricut so that is what I used to label my glass cleaner. However you could also print a label. Alternatively, the link to the amazon spray bottles above come with labels. Then you can use a white paint marker to write the name of the cleaner on the bottle.
Printable Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe
Best Homemade Window Cleaner
- 20 drops of Young Living Citrus Fresh Essential Oil
- 1/2 cup Distilled Water
- 1 cup White Vinegar
- Grab your glass spray bottle and pour 1 cup of your white distilled vinegar into the spray bottle followed by 1/2 cup of distilled water.
- Next, add 20 drops of Young Living Citrus Fresh essential oil to the spray bottle.
- Screw the spray nozzle on, give a quick shake and it is ready to use for cleaning glass and mirrors.
Have you ever made your own cleaning recipes before? If you have a cleaner recipe that you love, feel free to share it with us in the comments! Let us know if you try this homemade window cleaner and what you think of it! Reach out on social media @familyfocusblog
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