Streak-Free Homemade Window Cleaner

Heather Dessinger

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Homemade Window Cleaner Recipe

Does your family’s bathroom mirror look like a Jackson Pollock painting? Mine is often spattered with homemade coconut oil soap and toothpaste, because apparently brushing teeth and washing hands can be contact sports if you try hard enough.

Fortunately, this inexpensive DIY window and glass cleaner delivers streak-free results. Because it’s so inexpensive and easy to make, I keep a spray bottle and pile of clean lint-free cloths under my kids’ sink (where it’s needed most) for easy cleaning.

We’ll get to the super easy recipe soon, but first you might be wondering . . . 

Why make DIY window cleaner?

Because unlike the most popular store-bought brand, which gets a “D” from the Environmental Working Group (or an “F” if you’re using the pre-made wipes), it’s made with safe, non-toxic ingredients.

However, when life gets busy and you don’t want to make your own, you don’t have to settle for the toxic stuff – this brand gets an “A” from EWG and actually works. 

Branch Basics also makes an excellent, non-toxic cleaning concentrate that can be used to make window cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, foaming hand wash, and laundry soap. You can find it here

Tips for Using Homemade Glass Cleaner

  • When cleaning windows, mirrors, shower doors, and other glass surfaces, always work from top to bottom
  • Use a lint-free cloth to prevent fuzz residue. Microfiber cloths work well but microfibers are too small to be filtered out by waste treatment plants, so they end up in our oceans and waterways.
  • If you have hard water stains on your shower doors, try spraying a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water on the area. Let is soak for 5-15 minutes before wiping, then clean with the homemade glass cleaner. Daily care with a squeegee also helps prevent buildup.
This homemade window cleaner creates a streak free-shine without all the additives in the most popular store-bought option, which gets a D from the EWG.
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Homemade Window Cleaner Recipe

This homemade glass cleaner creates a streak free-shine without all the additives in the most popular store-bought option, which gets a D from the EWG. Makes approximately 1.5 cups.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Heather Dessinger



To Make

  • Pour all ingredients into a spray bottle.
  • Shake well to mix.

To Use

  • Shake before using.
  • Spray on surface and wipe with a lint-free cloth until clean.

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Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world.