DIY Natural Home: Window + Glass Cleaner

DIY Window & Glass Cleaner

Several months ago, we woke at 3am to the sound of someone trying to break in through our windows. We called the cops and he turned out to be a drunk (and incredibly stupid) friend of someone who lived in the building. Nevertheless, it was easily one of the most frightening experiences I’ve ever had.

The reason I bring this up? His smudgy handprints have been staring at me from our dirty windows ever since.

I’ve been wanting to clean the windows, but you know…baby.

Last week, it was beautifully sunny and Javi was having an excellent nap-day. I decided to take my chances and, baby monitor in hand, went outside to tackle the windows.


To bust the grime, I mixed up a batch of all natural glass cleaner based on this recipe from Crunchy Betty:

Crunchy Betty’s Alvin Corn Homemade Glass Cleaner

1/4 c. rubbing alcohol
1/4 c. white vinegar
1 Tbsp cornstarch
2 c. warm water

  1. Pour/dump the ingredients into a spray bottle. (I simply reused the empty bottle I had from the last time I went out and bought glass cleaner.) 
  2. Shake it up to dissolve the cornstarch. (I give mine a good shake before every use.)
  3. Good to go!

Later that day, I was sitting on the couch and thought to myself – “I should close that window”. But you know what? It was already closed! The glass was THAT clean.

Sparkling Clean!

Do you have a favorite homemade cleaner recipe? 

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