As odd as it may seen, I have never done a post on homemade glass cleaner before. However, I have addressed cleaning windows and mirrors quite a few times.
Here are a couple “blasts from the past”:
These techniques and formulas have done a great job, but I’ve always thought I was missing something…and then it came to me…grease-cutting action! I don’t know about you….but we get plenty of greasy fingerprints on our mirrors and windows (and other shine-able surfaces!).
So I decided to make up a big bottle of this recipe I found on Margarets Cleaning website.
She uses this glass cleaner in her cleaning service to save money and to remove greasy fingerprints with just a swipe!
Since we just got finished having tile installed in our kitchen and EVERYTHING is covered in dust and filth….this big bottle is going to come in handy!
- Empty gallon jug (I used one of my favorite re-purposing containers…a Minute Maid OJ jug).
- 1/2 cup ammonia
- 16 oz. rubbing alcohol
- 1 teaspoon blue Dawn dish detergent
- Fill the empty gallon jug 1/2 full of water. Add the above ingredients, adding the Dawn last, so it doesn’t lather too much when pouring in the other ingredients.
- After adding the ingredients, finish filling the jug with water until it’s full.
- Gently shake jug to thoroughly mix ingredients, then pour some into a spray bottle.
For its first test I handed it a doozie! THIS bathroom mirror. I’m not saying whose bathroom this IS….let’s just say it’s NOT MINE! :-)
I was thrilled to discover that Margaret’s homemade glass cleaner made short work of the grimy bathroom mirror. It really wasn’t even a CHALLENGE for this cleaner formula. It EASILY cut through the grease and grime and made the mirror SHINE in no time flat!
If you’re looking for an all natural glass cleaning formula…Margaret’s got that too! And the beauty of this formulation is its effectiveness at removing stubborn water spots from glass doors….such as the shower or patio doors!
All Natural Glass Cleaner
- Simply mix equal amounts of white vinegar with water.
- If you have stubborn water spots….spray on, leave on a few minutes, and wipe with a hard, white paper towel (or you can use newspaper). The vinegar will “eat away” the hard water deposits.
- This does not dry as quickly as the first glass cleaner, because there is no rubbing alcohol, so you will probably have to wipe longer to make sure there are no streaks.
Enjoy the SPARKLE!!