I’ve spent the past 3 years progressively switching the chemical cleaners out of my house for safer, more natural options. I’ve already switched to products like Toilet Bowl Cleaner, DIY Natural All Purpose House Cleaner, DIY All Natural Linen Spray, DIY Non-Toxic Dusting Spray, and so much more. Glass cleaner was next on my list!
Making your own cleaners at home doesn’t have to be complicated! Many DIY cleaner recipes call for basic ingredients that you probably already have stored in the pantry, so what’s the harm in trying out a few homemade recipes? This basic glass cleaner is a wonderful place to get started.
Make the switch to this basic, non-toxic glass cleaner today! Made from ingredients you already have in the pantry, so what’s the harm in trying it out? Below you’ll find more info on why I use natural cleaners in my home, a list of needed supplies and ingredients, as well as tips for utilizing this spray in your own home. Happy cleaning!
Why I Use Natural Cleaners in My Home
- Peace of mind. I want to know exactly what the ingredients are that I use in my home. This room spray consists of basic items that are safe for every member of the family. Say good-bye to those long lists of ingredients that no one knows how to pronounce (much less know what they are).
- Toxicity. Conventional products contain some extremely harsh chemicals. The kinds that you don’t want your children messing with. If our children shouldn’t touch them…why is it “OK” to spray them all over the surfaces of the home?
- Cost. This spray costs so much less to make than purchasing a cleaner from the grocery store.
How to Make DIY Glass Cleaner
What You’ll Need
- ¼ cup white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup rubbing alcohol
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 cups of water
- 10 drops essential oil of your choice
- Combine all of the ingredients into a glass spray bottle.
- Shake well before each use to ensure that all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.
The Function of Each Ingredient
Glass Spray Bottle:
Essential oils are strong enough to eat away at plastic, so a glass bottle is a better option for storing this dusting spray.
Vinegar is quite acidic. This makes it tough on residue like hard water spots. White vinegar is the best option for cleaning since it is the more acidic than other vinegars.
Aids in leaving a streak-free finish.
Breaks down the water bonds for extra-stubborn spots.
There are a few functions of essential oils in cleaners: fragrance, antibacterial, and cleansing properties.
As I mentioned earlier, I prefer to use orange or lemon for my dusting spray, but you are not limited to these! Other options are listed below.
Just add 20-25 total drops of essential oils to your cleaner.
Water acts as a diluent in natural cleaners.
How to Use this Glass Cleaner
Spray a few spritz on mirrors, windows, or any other glass surfaces. Wipe away in circular motions with a microfiber cloth.
I’ve found that this spray works quite well on my stainless steel Berkey Water Filter, so I bet it’ll do well on appliances of the same finish as well. I do not personally own these types of appliances, so I cannot say this from actual experience!
If you make this project and love how it turned out, feel free to come back and comment about your experience. I’d love to see your creation and how you used it!
More DIY Cleaning Products
- All Natural Febreeze Spray
- Natural Laundry Detergent Powder
- Non-Toxic Toilet Bowl Cleaner
- DIY Non-Toxic Dusting Spray
- DIY All Natural Linen Spray
- DIY All Purpose House Cleaner