I was motivated to create a natural option for cleaning windows when I discovered my one-year-old boy licking a window one time. I wasn’t sure what was in my conventional glass cleaner but I was pretty sure I didn’t want him eating it. Also, I believe that children can help with everyday chores and this way I can let the children help clean without worrying about them being exposed to chemicals.
In fact, I now keep little glass spray bottles and microfiber cloths in a basket that the kids can help themselves to whenever they want to clean the windows.
This cleaner has a somewhat strong smell that completely evaporates once it dries. I prefer to use microfiber cloth to wipe down the windows, but old newspapers or t-shirts also work. Just avoid paper towels as they tend to leave lint on them.
- 3 cups of water (distilled or filtered is best so it doesn’t leave residue)
- 1 cup white vinegar
- A few drops of liquid detergent
- 10 drops essential oil of your choice- I use lemon or lavender.
Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and use as needed to clean window.
What’s your favourite natural cleaning recipe?