Make your own window and glass cleaner by simply combining 3 ingredients: water, rubbing alcohol, and ammonia.
I’ve been reading Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson. It’s chunky- 896 pages, to be exact! And covers everything you’d ever needed (or wanted) to know about keeping house. The lady has clearly done her research and I trust every word. She suggests making your own window cleaner using a combination of 45% water, 45% rubbing alcohol, and 10 percent household ammonia.
I calculated that to equal: 1 cup of water, 1 cup of rubbing alcohol, and a bit less than 1/4 of a cup of ammonia. Approximate measurements work fine. Pour into a clean and clearly marked spray bottle and you are ready to wash some windows!
So how do these 3 ingredients work together?
- The ammonia cuts dirt and oil.
- The alcohol cleans polar soils and helps the water evaporate quickly so that the windows are not streaked.
This DIY window cleaner works just as great as any I have purchased at the store. It’s also very economical!
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