Green Cleaning

DIY Glass Cleaner - 4 Easy Eco-Friendly Recipes

If you have a house, you need to clean it. Cleaning is an unavoidable chore and hardly, anyone likes doing it. From vacuuming and dusting to washing and mopping, cleaning is boring as well as time-consuming (unless you're a professional cleaner). The most difficult one is cleaning the glass all across your home. It is because no matter how hard you try, the glass is covered with fingerprints and dirt within a few hours again. Another major problem is the harsh chemical cleaners that are used to clean the glasses. You may avoid cleaning the glasses with such toxic chemicals by turning to some of the great DIY glass cleaners. Here are 4 easy and eco-friendly DIY glass cleaner recipes to help you clean the glass without harming your health and surroundings.

Natural and Basic DIY Glass Cleaner

Alcohol can be a great glass cleaner.
Alcohol can be a great glass cleaner.

A cup of rubbing alcohol mixed with one tablespoon white vinegar and a cup of water makes a great substitute for the toxic chemical cleaners available on the market. Such cleaners do not contain toxic fumes and are affordably priced. The DIY glass cleaners instantly evaporate and thus do not leave ugly spots behind. This mixture can be poured in a spray bottle and can achieve comparable results to commercially available flass cleaners. The alcohol and vinegar solution can also be used on hard, chrome, and ceramic surfaces.

Corn-starch DIY Glass Cleaner

Cornstarch is used for cleaning glasses.
Cornstarch is used for cleaning glasses.

Take 1/4th cup white vinegar and rubbing alcohol each, 1 tablespoon corn-starch, and 2 cups of water and mix all the ingredients by shaking it in a spray bottle. The corn-starch must dissolve completely so shake properly. The surface of the glass and the windows are not smooth perfectly. There are tiny pits all through the surface of the glass that holds the water, producing spots and streaks. The corn-starch DIY cleaner breaks down the water bonds and results in a spot-free, shiny, and streak-free finish.

The corn-starch can leave behind residues.  So, always remember to wipe the glass thoroughly. Otherwise, the solution will not be effective.

Vinegar DIY Glass Cleaner

Vinegar has several benefits and is a great home cleaner.
Vinegar has several benefits and is a great home cleaner.

For making the vinegar DIY glass cleaner, you need to combine 2 cups of distilled water, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, and 10 drops of essential oil as per your preferences. Mix all the ingredients well in a spray bottle and use it on the glass surface. Finally, use a microfiber cloth to wipe the glass. There are many benefits of vinegar in home cleaning some of which you may in find on our blog. The essential oil captures the strong raw smell of the vinegar. Removing deep window grime and fingerprints is easy and simple with this vinegar solution.

Streak-Free Window DIY Glass Cleaner

Mix 1/4th cup apple cider or white distilled vinegar and ¼ cup rubbing alcohol together. Add 2 cups water, 1 tablespoon corn-starch and 10 drops of any essential oil from the above DIY glass cleaner recipes to the mixture of vinegar and alcohol. Pour all the ingredients into a spray bottle and shake well so that all the ingredients mix well. Use it on the glass surface and wipe it with a microfiber cloth. It gives you ultra and streak-free shine on the glass surfaces. For better and lint-free cleaning, use newspaper for cleaning the glass surfaces.

The homemade DIY glass cleaners are the ideal solutions for cleaning the glass surfaces at home. All the ingredients used to make the DIY glass cleaners are safe, environment-friendly, and easily available at home. Unlike many commercially available glass cleaners, DYI glass cleaning solutions do not emit toxic fumes. Thus, in many cases the best eco-friendly cleaners that you can rely on are DYI glass cleaners.


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