Creating your own glass cleaner is simple and cost-effective. Here’s a recipe for a homemade glass cleaner using common household ingredients:
- 1 cup distilled water
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional)
- Essential oil (optional, for fragrance)
Start by combining the distilled water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. The distilled water helps prevent streaks on glass surfaces, and the vinegar acts as a natural cleaning agent.
If desired, you can add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to the mixture. Cornstarch helps reduce streaks and adds extra cleaning power. Shake the bottle well to ensure the cornstarch is dissolved.
Optional: To add a pleasant scent to your glass cleaner, you can include a few drops of essential oil. Popular choices include lavender, lemon, or peppermint. Be cautious not to add too much, as strong essential oils may leave a residue on the glass.
Secure the spray bottle cap tightly and shake the mixture well to combine all the ingredients.
Before using the glass cleaner, make sure to shake the bottle each time to distribute the ingredients evenly.
Spray the homemade glass cleaner onto the glass surface you wish to clean. Be careful not to oversaturate the glass, as excess liquid can lead to streaks.
Use a lint-free microfiber cloth or a newspaper to wipe the glass in a circular motion. These materials are effective for cleaning glass without leaving lint or streaks behind.
For any stubborn spots or residue, you can spray the cleaner directly onto the area and allow it to sit for a few moments before wiping it away.
Repeat the process for other glass surfaces until they are clean and streak-free.
This homemade glass cleaner is suitable for cleaning windows, mirrors, glass tabletops, and other glass surfaces around your home. It’s always a good idea to test the cleaner on a small area before using it on larger surfaces, especially if you have any coated or sensitive glass.
Remember to label your homemade glass cleaner bottle and store it in a cool, dark place when not in use.