DIY Cleaners : Window + Mirror Cleaning Spray

The Perfect DIY Glass Cleaner - Clean Mama

Spring cleaning and window washing go hand in hand and this is the perfect DIY cleaning solution to do the trick.  Seriously, if you have never tried to make your own cleaners, this one will convert you in a hurry.  You probably have everything on hand – feel free to omit the essential oil – it’s for scent in this recipe.  Mix it up, spray a window or mirror, wipe clean and admire your streak-free surface.

Window + Mirror Cleaning Spray Ingredients - Clean Mama

Window + Mirror Cleaning Spray

Looking for clean and streak-free windows and mirrors?  This quick drying spray will do the trick!

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil

Mix in spray bottle, spray liberally on surface and wipe clean with a window + mirror cleaning cloth.

Window + Mirror Cleaning Spray - Clean Mama

If you’d rather purchase this recipe already on an adorable label with or without a glass spray bottle to store it in – look no further than Clean Mama Home:


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  1. Does this also work for the shower?

  2. Erica Cruz says:

    Love love LOVE the spray bottles and labels! I will definitely be headed to the shop to get a bundle! Always love your posts, Becky!! 🙂

  3. Hi Becky! Where did you get the blue funnel shown in the picture….I have to have it! I’m obsessed with everything Clean Mama 🙂

  4. I have been looking everywhere for a really good vinegar-based cleaning recipe that I could use on my windows. I am really glad that I found your post, because I love that your concoction includes rubbing alcohol. A lot of the spray recipes that I have seen out there include dish soap. However, I definitely think that alcohol would act as a better disinfectant than dish soap.

  5. Where do I get rubbing Alcohol, I have need heard of it – I live in Australia?

  6. Sam Davidson says:

    Patricia you can get it at Chemist Warehouse in Australia. One brand, Isocol, comes in a big green bottle with a crocodile on it!
    Becky, is the peppermint oil just for the scent or does it serve a purpose like oil of cloves would?

  7. Casandera says:


    I love love love your book and website!!! Can you tell me where you found the old hanging tags you use to use on your spray bottles? I like the idea of the tag so I can change out my spray bottles of I choose. I’ve looked everywhere for those tags and can’t find them anywhere 🙁


  8. Carol Hood says:

    How important is the peppermint essential oil in this cleaner?

    • You can easily leave it out – the scent is refreshing while cleaning but it doesn’t add any cleaning power 🙂

  9. Heba Shawky says:

    Can I replace the peppermint with rose oil?

  10. This is brilliant! When I got pregnant, my doctor told me to stop cleaning with windex and I’ve been meaning to make this spray for quite some time (I’m 32 weeks now haha). Finally did and it’s unbelievable how clean the windows and mirrors came! Totally converted.

  11. Hi Becky! Wow! I just mixed up a batch and tried it out. It’s fantastic! No smearing at all, and the mirrors and windows are sparkling clean. It also did a beautiful job on my glass dining table. I had been using Sprayway, and the fumes always made me choke. Not a good sign. I’m so glad to have this recipe. Definitely a keeper! Pinned and shared.

  12. Ive tried both windex and Meyers glass cleaner and both left me underwhelmed. Windex left streaks while Meyers was so strong, I had to hold my breath. I dreaded using both. I just made a batch of this cleaner (which was the perfect amount for my little glass bottle) and it worked perfectly! No streaks, no smell. I mightve used a bit more essential oil because the drops came out so fast. My plan was to try out several mixes from different sites and I think I already found my favorite. Thanks!!!

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