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Bottle of dish soap, a plastic spray bottle and a large bottle of vinegar sitting on a counter.

Homemade Glass Cleaner - A Non-Toxic and Easy Recipe

You don’t need to buy those expensive cleaners at the store! Not only will this homemade cleaner improve your health, but it will also save you money and it will save you time because you don’t have to keep these items stocked on your shelf!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 bottle
Author: Carolyn Thomas
Cost: $0.30


  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar (or distilled white vinegar)
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 5 drops dish soap
  • 1-3 drops food coloring (optional)


  • Add all ingredients to a spray bottle. Add lid and shake gently.
  • Date and label the bottle.
  • Use like any other glass cleaner!



  • If you’re not having good results cleaning your mirrors or windows with a clean microfiber cloth, a towel or rag, try using a piece of newspaper. Some people swear by this method of getting those streak-free windows we all desire.
  • The great thing about using newspaper is you can compost it after cleaning. We’re trying to avoid using paper towels as with a large family like ours, we can fly through them so quickly, but we can always pick up extra newspapers around town!
  • Using distilled water will prolong the shelf-life of your glass cleaner.
  • As I mentioned in the video, be sure to label your bottle and store it away from any cooking or personal care items. 
  • It’s also a great idea to date your cleaner. If you find your cleaner isn’t giving you good results, the date on the bottle could tell you why! After some time, the soap will break down and not work as well. 
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