Homemade Window Cleaner Recipe

by allysonrosenbloom

This homemade window cleaner recipe is one I’ve been using for quite a few years. No, it doesn’t dry as quickly as an alcohol based window cleaner, which is certainly an option, but since I use distilled white vinegar for cleaning in all other parts of my home I always have it on hand and this works just fine when paired with a lintless cotton cloth.

An old cloth diaper, foursack teatowels or birdseye cotton works well for a reusable cleaning cloth for windows and mirrors.

Unlike my Natural All Purpose Cleaner Recipe that I use virtually everywhere else, this recipe has no soap so it dries clean with no streaks.

This recipe below will fit in a 16oz spray bottle perfectly.

Homemade Window Cleaner Recipe:
1 3/4 cups distilled water*
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon borax

*Using distilled water is pretty essential in this recipe. The minerals in your regular tap water will leave residue and water spots and your glass surfaces will show these.

window cleaner recipe

What about you? Share your window cleaner recipe right here!

Please Note: – These cleaners have not been tested on all the surfaces in your home…only mine so please use at your own risk. Test first in a small, hidden area. Please label your homemade all purpose cleaner appropriately and keep all homemade cleaners out of the reach of children.


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