How Can You Make Safe Homemade Window Cleaner?

Make a simple homemade glass cleaner by mixing together 2 1/4 cups of distilled water, 1/4 cup of vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon of mild dish detergent. The homemade cleaner works well without the fumes and harsh chemicals present in many commercial cleaners.

  1. Add 2 1/4 cups of distilled water to a spray bottle

    Pour 2 1/4 cups of distilled water into a standard spray bottle. Using distilled water ensures that the cleaner does not leave hard water marks when it dries.

  2. Add 1/4 cup of vinegar

    Pour 1/4 cup of white or cider vinegar into the water. Vinegar helps the cleaner evaporate faster during use and prevents streaks.

  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of a mild dish detergent

    Add 1/2 teaspoon of a liquid dish detergent designed for hand washing. The detergent gently cleans glass by removing spots and grease marks. Use only 1/2 teaspoon to avoid soapy residue and the need to rinse your glass after cleaning.

  4. Swirl the mixture to combine

    Gently swirl the solution in the bottle to mix the ingredients. Avoid shaking the mixture. Vigorous shaking produces suds that interfere with the cleaning process.

  5. Spray, wipe and polish to clean glass

    To use homemade glass cleaner, first spray it on the glass to be cleaned. Then, wipe with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove dirt. Finally, polish the glass to a shine by rubbing with in a circular motion with a clean, dry rag or a clean paper towel.