So, why make homemade window cleaner?
It's cheap. A bottle of homemade window cleaner costs around $1.50—about a third of the cost of most typical store-bought window cleaners.
It's environmentally friendly. You'll save bottles from the landfill as well as the fuel that would've been used to get those bottles to the store. Plus, a natural glass cleaner is much gentler on the earth than most premixed cleaners.
It's adjustable. You have total control over the quality and ratios of ingredients in a homemade window cleaner. You know exactly what's going in it—no surprises here. If the formula feels a little off, you can adjust it to better suit your preferences.
It's the safe and easy route to streak-free, shiny windows. Try one of these three DIY glass cleaners and see for yourself.
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and gently shake together. We used lemon for its clean, fresh scent, but you can use the essential oil of your choice.
Add the rubbing alcohol and vinegar to a spray bottle, then fill with distilled water. Secure the lid tightly and shake thoroughly. For best results, make sure your vinegar says "made from grain" on the label.
Combine water and dishwashing liquid in a large bucket. We recommend using distilled water to get a streak-free finish.