Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Homemade Window Cleaner

Here is a new window cleaner that my SIL Joan passed on to me. Her recipe called for Vodka but I didn't have any so I just used rubbing alcohol and it worked. This one didn't produce the awful streaks on the glass like some of the other ones did. Oh, if I remember right she said you could use a squirt of blue food coloring to make it look like Windex but I chose not to.

Homemade Window Cleaner

Empty Windex Bottle (or any bottle)

2 tbsp. Vodka or rubbing alcohol

4 tbsp. ammonia


Pour alcohol and ammonia in bottle.

Fill the rest of the way up with water.

Happy Cleaning!


Carmen C. said...

Thanks for sharing, I'll try it! I got a tub cleaner recipe awhile ago that uses the liquid castile soap, I got lavender scent, and altho it didn't get all the green limestone residue off it sure did smell heavenly! let me know if you want it, I'll email it:)

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I have to laugh, wondering if you just don't keep vodka handy or if you went and looked and THE BOTTLE WAS MYSTERIOUSLY EMPTY!!!

"Who's been drinking all the window cleaner???"

I don't know how they keep selling Windex; it has never worked on my old panes. I just use mainly straight rubbing alcohol and rub with newprint.

Granny Sue said...

My mother used to make this years ago. She also showed me the best way to clean kerosene lamp chimneys--newspaper. We've used newspapers on our windows before too, for a really good shine.

Thanks for reminding me!