D.I.Y. All Natural “Windex”

A few months back, A and I moved into our first home and it was magical. Well, for us it was anyways. For some I guess you could say it was an absolute nightmare. Our house was very affordable because, to put it lightly, it had never been cleaned. The house isn’t terribly old, built in 1995, but it literally looked like it had never been cleaned. It also had a puke green kitchen, some holes in the wall and moldy laminate floors, but we’ll get to that later. Anyways, one of the first things I wanted to do was remove the broken hanging screens on the big open windows, and clean them to let some more light in. Oh. My. God. The first time we cleaned them, the rag I used for the first pane, turned completely black with dirt. It took a quarter of a bottle of Windex to clean through that grime.

When I had finished the bottle up, the windows let in so much more light and it was a beauty to look at. I then went to put windex on our shopping list, and I thought I’d take a brief peek at the ingredients. Whoa. Not one pronounceable ingredient. So…I thought that I would do something a little whacky and google if it is possible to make your own effective and natural glass cleaner. Well it turns out that it can be done! After trying a few trial 

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 Cups warm water (distilled works best)
  • 1/4 White vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp citrus oil (I used grapefruit)
  • 1/4 Isopropyl alcohol
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • A spray bottle to contain it in (I just used my old Windex bottle!)

 

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