Glass Cleaner Recipe

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?


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