Are your windows or mirrors dirty? It’s time to to wipe them clean and make them glimmer in the sunlight. You don’t even need to reach for that chemical glass cleaner that has the potential to leave streaks behind. Cleaning glass is easier than ever with the DIY all-natural glass cleaner in this article. Not only is it eco-friendly, but it’s effective and you won’t leave streaks behind.
Why Choose A Natural Glass Cleaner?
There are many advantages to cleaning glass surfaces with a natural spray. Chemical formulas in most commercial window cleaning sprays pose various health hazards. It’s possible to experience respiratory struggles, skin rashes, watery eyes, or more chronic, long-term symptoms. Inhaling the chemicals in these sprays can damage the eyes, nose, throat, lungs, and mucus membranes in airways. Plus, if you have children in the home, you don’t want them to lick a window after cleaning it with a chemical spray. It happens, people…
Using a natural glass cleaner spray can help you clean windows worry-free. You won’t have to worry about harming the respiratory system when you use simple ingredients like vinegar, water, and essential oils. And the best part is that glass surfaces will look sparkly and streak-free after using a natural spray.
Why Choose Vinegar?
Vinegar is as great on your salad as it is on your windows. Distilled white vinegar is an excellent cleaning agent. Since the smell is off-putting to some people, it’s important to mask the aroma by diluting it with water and adding a powerful essential oil. It’s very affordable and the acidic nature offers antibacterial properties that enhance cleaning efforts. It’s also non-toxic and completely safe for skin, pets, children, and all other living things.
Use Distilled Water
You can dilute distilled white vinegar in any water, but it’s best to dilute it in distilled water. Believe it or not, cleaning with distilled water makes a big difference, especially when it comes to cleaning glass. Hard water, such as tap water, has a higher concentration of dissolved minerals, including magnesium and calcium. These minerals can leave streaky marks or excess residue on glass surfaces after you finish wiping them.
Note: Do not spray the following glass cleaners directly on glass surfaces. Spray on a cloth first to avoid drips coming in contact with a frame or silver backing. This can cause corrosion or potential discoloration.
DIY Glass Cleaner Spray
- 2 cups distilled water
- 2 tbsp distilled white vinegar
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
- Add all of the ingredients to a spray bottle and shake well to combine.
- Use as need to clean windows and mirrors.
How To Use:
- For streak free windows, it’s best to spray a small amount of this spray on a microfiber or lint-free cloth.
- Wipe the surface with cloth to remove dust, smudges, or debris.
- Spray the cloth again and give the glass surface another wipe down. Repeat this process on all other glass surfaces that you wish to clean.