How To Make the Best Window Cleaner // the Non-Toxic Way

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This DIY window cleaner is the best window cleaner recipe I’ve found. It’s inexpensive, gives streak-free results, and is super fast to make.

If you’ve been following me long enough, I’m sure you know I’m all about using non-toxic cleaners and that I love DO-IT-YOURSELF products that work and save money! I’ve tried several other recipes, but this one seems to work the best and is the easiest to make.

Why in the world would you want to make your own window cleaner?

When using most store-bought brands, you almost get asphyxiated while cleaning. The fumes can be really strong and you gotta know there are some serious chemicals in there. Well, according to EWG’s guide, Windex gets a score of “D”. The number one ingredient is AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE which has some major concerns. That one ingredient alone is enough for me to use something else.

If you don’t want to make your own, you can find some brands that are non-toxic and that work. This particular window cleaner has good reviews and it gets a score of “A” on EWG.

I like to save money and get good results, so this window cleaner recipe is a win, win!

Window Cleaner Ingredients

  • 3 TB rubbing alcohol
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • ¾ cup distilled water
WINDOW CLEANER BOTTLES

I really like these glass spray bottles and use them for my other DIY cleaners. 

window cleaner bottle

Window Cleaner Instructions

1- Simply pour all the ingredients into a glass spray bottle

2- Shake well to mix.

WINDOW CLEANER TAPE LABELMake sure to label your bottle! There have been so many times that I mix up some brew and forget what is in the bottle. 

You can use something as simple as masking or painter’s tape, or you can create your own labels. 

WINDOW CLEANER LABELSI have these labels available in my shop if you want to buy them already made and printed on weatherproof paper.

GET THE FREE WINDOW CLEANER PDF LABEL HERE 

Tips for Using DIY Window Cleaner

1- Use a lint-free cloth. Some folks think that microfiber cloths work best, but I don’t really notice a big difference and feel I get just as good results with a good old cotton cloth.

window cleaner cloths2- When my washcloths and hand towels get old and ratty, I repurpose them as cleaning cloths. If you want to get really organized, you can buy a set of inexpensive washcloths at Walmart that are all the same color. That way you know what are cleaning clothes and which ones you’ll be using on your face.

3- When cleaning windows, shower doors, mirrors, and other glass surfaces work from top to bottom.

4- If you have severe hard water stains on your shower doors, try spraying a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water on the area and let it soak for a good 15 minutes before wiping. You can also use the ingredients in the cleaning solution I use on my shower tile. You can get all the information and watch the video here.

I hope you enjoy this window-cleaner recipe as much as I do.

You may find this CLEANING SYSTEM helpful if you are overwhelmed with everything it takes to keep your house clean.  This is a fun way to spread out all the tasks so they are doable.

How To Make the Best Window Cleaner // the Non-Toxic Way

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This DIY window cleaner is the best window cleaner recipe I’ve found. It’s inexpensive, gives streak-free results, and is super fast to make.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Total Time5 min

    Ingredients

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      • 3 TB rubbing alcohol
      • ¼ cup white vinegar
      • 1 tsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
      • ¾ cup distilled water

    Instructions

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    1- Simply pour all the ingredients into a glass spray bottle

    2- Shake well to mix.

     

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    1. I am wondering what the arrowroot contributes to the cleaning solution. Can yo explain?

      • Hi Betty, it helps make the cleaner streak free. It has a mild abrasive that doesn’t leave a residue behind like baking soda. I’ve tried recipes with and without it and it really does make a difference. I hope that was helpful.


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