Homemade Window and Glass Cleaner

I love making my own cleaning products. Not only are they cheaper to make instead of buy; homemade cleaning products are pet/kid safe and eco-friendly.

Being the cleaning product geek I am, I took it upon myself to test several different recipes in order to find the best DIY cleaning products.

I tend to use common household items so I can get the most bang for my buck. This is my second homemade recipe to share with you. The first was a homemade shower cleaner.

Let's get our Ms. Clean on, y'all.

LediaMedia's Homemade Glass and Window Cleaner

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 cup white vinegar
  • 1/8 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 spray bottle
  • Funnel (optional)

Creating Your Homemade Glass and Window Cleaner
  1. Combine white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, water, and corn starch into spray bottle using a funnel for easy transfer.
  2. Shake well until all ingredients are mixed. It should have a milky appearance.

Using Your Homemade Glass and Window Cleaner
  1. Spray window and glass cleaner on mirrors, windows, and anything glass.
  2. Wipe clean using a circular motion.
  3. Be sure to shake before each use. The corn starch will settle at the bottom of the bottle.

What I learned
  • This cleaner doesn't drip and run. Okay, it ran a little bit, but not at the accelerated rate Windex seems to.
  • Great for a streak-free shine but may require one more 'coat' if the glass/mirror is really dirty.
  • Did you know: you can use newspaper to clean glass and windows if you are out of paper towels.

What do you use to clean mirrors and windows? Please share in the comments below. 

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Homemade Shower Cleaner

Alright, I'm just going to come out and say it.

I love cleaning products. I love them.
Thinking about the day I first used my Dyson still makes me misty.

I love cleaning products but I hate the chemicals. It's hard to find pet friendly, eco-friendly, organic cleaning products that are worth the money. It's surprisingly easy to make them yourself.

Being the cleaning product geek I am, I took it upon myself to test several different recipes in order to find the best DIY cleaning products. My mission: use common household items that are pet and eco-friendly. Not all of my recipes are 100% organic, but I can guarantee you have everything you need to make them already at your disposal.

Let's get our Ms. Clean on, y'all.

LediaMedia's Homemade Shower Cleaner
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What You'll Need
  • 6 oz white vinegar
  • 6 oz dish soap
  • 1 spray bottle
  • Funnel (optional)

Creating Your Homemade Shower Cleaner
  1. Heat 6 oz. white vinegar in microwave-safe dish until very warm. I recommend starting at 15 seconds.
  2. Pour 6 oz. of dish soap into spray bottle. Use a funnel to make this easier.
  3. Pour a small amount of heated white vinegar into a spray bottle. This will cause intense foaming action. Repeat until all vinegar is in the spray bottle.
  4. Shake well.
Please note: only heat the white vinegar the first time you mix the solution. Do not reheat after use.


How to Use Your Homemade Shower Cleaner
  1. Spray mixture anywhere in shower (tub basin, walls, shower curtain or wall, shower head, etc).
  2. Use a sponge to clean away dirt, grime, and soap build up.
  3. Rinse with hot water.
That's it! Simple, huh?

What I Learned
  • This smells fantastic! Seriously -- unicorn fantastic.
  • The solution is GREAT at removing soap scum. I was surprised at how thoroughly it cleaned the tub and walls.
  • It's safe to use while you are in the shower -- yes, that means you can shower and clean the shower at the same time.

What is one shower cleaner recipe that you've used? Please share in the comments below.