DIY Homemade Cleaners: Glass + Mirror Cleaner

Making your own cleaners can be fun and economical.  This series is all about must-have ingredients, recipes {free printable}, labels {free printable}, and how to make homemade cleaners.

Glass + Mirror Cleaner

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 3 drops essential oils – mint or lemon is great for this

Mix, spray, wipe clean!  This is a great window and mirror cleaner – it works especially well with a microfiber cloth made specifically for mirrors and windows.

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  1. Thanks for this great post! I have been wondering what i can use. Now I use store-bought glass cleaner and microfiber cloth.

    I have a question about the essitial oil – how long does the smell stay? Or is it just to hide the vinegar smell?? 🙂

    • This solution and a microfiber cloth is what we currently use and it works great. The smell of the oil does not linger, but it smells much better than the vinegar.

    • Hi Trine!
      I only use the essential oil to mask the vinegar smell while I’m cleaning – it lingers a little, but not long.
      xo, Becky

  2. Jennifer says:

    I’ve seen this pairing recommended at different strengths and haven’t tried it yet. How did you decide 1:1 vinegar to water?

  3. Hi, what’s a good trick for cleaning inside your windshield to prevent window fog?

    • I haven’t found anything yet!

      • margaret minor says:

        I have heard if you wipe shaving cream on your bathroom mirror it stops it from fogging up. But have never tried it. Guess it wouldn’t hurt to try!!

        • It doesn’t work too well to use shaving cream,it only last for about one short shower, maybe a little more, then it stops working. We tried it at my house, and it ended up being a waste of shaving cream

    • Hi,
      I use a microfibre cloth on my windscreen. It seems to work pretty well. No other chemicals.

  4. Jessica says:

    Where do you buy the essential oils?

    • You can get them from a health food store or a store like Whole Foods, Amazon (see the shop on my sidebar)…I also like doTERRA brand and Beeyoutiful brand as well.
      xo, becky

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