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Fabulous and Frugal DIY Glass Cleaner (No Vinegar)

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Princess T…In my quest for frugality I’ve tried to clean my mirrors and glass with vinegar and water, much to my husband’s dismay.  My husband just can’t stand the smell of vinegar.  And quite honestly I was never too keen on it either, even with essential oils.  I have a recipe for vinegar-free glass cleaner and I gave it a try!

Here’s what you will need:

Empty Spray bottle Large container for mixing, you will also need a container to store this or 2 more empty spray bottles because you will have that much left over for future use.

1/2 cup ammonia

1 teaspoon dishsoap

1 pint (2 cups) rubbing alcohol

1 gallon water

Optional – Essential Oil Drops (I used lavender)

I used warm water from the tap.  I feel that warm or hot water mixes the ingredients better, but DO NOT put this mixture on the stove as the alcohol could ignite.   I was channeling very much my inner Elizabeth Montgomery (remember Bewitched?) and twitching my nose during the mixing, but that’s up to you ☺ Do not add more then the 1 teaspoon of dish soap or you are going to get residue (trust me on this one I learned the hard way hehe).

Now, I didn’t like the smell, because it has a strong odor of alcohol, so I added lavender essential oil drops.  This made all the difference in the world!  Now I can clean and it smells wonderful!

Time for the big test.  My two huge gripes are my bathroom mirror and my back patio door.  The results?  This stuff is amazing!  

Windex, thanks for all those years together, but I think we have to see other cleaners now.  It’s not me, it’s you.





There is our new puppy Lady!  The dogs get my door super dirty everyday.  The bathroom mirror also gets cleaned daily.

Now time to crunch numbers.  What are you going to spend? 

You will need alcohol, 99 cents at the Dollar Tree.  Ammonia comes in a 64 ounce container and we need just 4 ounces so one jug is good for 14 batches, which makes each batch 7 cents more or less.  One teaspoon of dish soap, and water.  So out of pocket is $1.07, you will get 160 ounces of the finished product which comes out to less then 1 CENT PER OUNCE, its .006 per ounce!

Like we say in Spanish, BUENO, BONITO Y BARRATO…Good, Cheap and (your glass will look) Pretty!

Until next time, Savers!


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