I may be the last thrifty homemaker to try making glass cleaner and this is probably not news to many of you but I finally tried making some spray cleaner. 2 bottles of Windex type cleaner both ran out about the same time as I had just done some shopping. I did not want to go shopping just to buy cleaner so I looked online to see what recipes had good reviews and used ingredients I had.
I tried this one and am really happy with it.
Homemade Glass Cleaner
- 1/4 c. rubbing alcohol
- 1/4 c. white vinegar
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 2 c. warm water- I heated mine in the microwave not till boiling but really hot
- and a drop of blue food coloring to make it look like Windex- optional!
Shake well before every use. The cornstarch could settle in the bottom of the bottle and the bottle might not spray right if the cornstarch clogs it.
I wrote SHAKE on the bottle just to remind the user to do that.
I also reused some empty Windex bottles but I know purist natural people would never do that.
This cleans just as well as Windex with no streaks.
The only draw back is the scent of vinegar and alcohol does smell as fresh as real Windex.
The homemade costs just pennies and Windex is at least $2 so I think I will stay with the homemade.
I am still using homemade spray starch too and very happy with it too