Homemade Window Cleaner Recipe

A while back in my Weekly Spending Summary I mentioned buying things to make my own window cleaner. I promised that after I tried it out, I’d post the recipe if I liked it.

I personally have had a real dislike for Windex and other store bought window cleaners. I was always having trouble with my windows looking streaky and honestly, sometimes I felt like I had to scrub like crazy to get off the dirt- esp. when I was doing the outside part of my windows. I kept thinking of making my own, but wasn’t sure which recipe to try and just never got it done. So when I had a friend tell me how much she loved this recipe, I decided to bite the bullet and try it.

I have not been disappointed. It cleans up mirrors and windows like a charm, without any streak either, let me tell you. And I tested it this morning on my smudgy, finger printed windows (think pretty stuck on and dirty) and it had them shining and clear without any hard scrubbing. Oh, and did I mention that it takes literally a minute to make and is very inexpensive? Yeah, well it does and it is. Personally, I’m sold on the stuff.

Okay, so here’s the recipe. I’d love to know what you think of it if you try it!

Homemade Window Cleaner

1/2 c. rubbing alcohol
2 Tbsp. ammonia
1 tsp. dish soap
water

Put the first three ingredients in a 32 oz. spray bottle then fill with water up to the 32 oz. mark. Spray away!

Do you have any favorite homemade cleaner recipes? I’d love to try making more of my own things.

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  1. by Gina

    On November 2, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this! I totally want to try this! Gina

  2. by Michelle

    On November 4, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Yeah, Windex doesn't work well for me either. The only boughten window cleaner I've found to work for me is Melauca. I may have to give this a try sometime. It certainly would be cheaper!