Homemade Cleaning Products: Glass Cleaner

This homemade glass cleaner keeps windows clean and clear. (Warning: Cleanliness may cause birds to crash into your window.)

Use simple vinegar to clean glass

Use rubbing alcohol and white vinegar to clean windows, mirrors and car windshields.

Prep: 2½ min.

Cost: 29¢

Yield: 27 oz.



  • Funnel
  • Measuring cup and spoons
  • 32-oz. spray bottle
  • Newspaper



  • 3 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. rubbing alcohol
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil (optional, for scent)
  • ½ Tbsp. liquid castile soap



In a well-ventilated area, use funnel to pour water, alcohol, vinegar and oil, if desired, into bottle. Shake. Add soap. Shake well. Spray windows; wipe with newspaper.